Garden Grant Program

Kids who grow veggies, eat veggies, so school gardens can make a big difference. Through our Garden Grant program, schools and non-profit organizations turn outdoor spaces into powerful hands-on learning gardens that connect kids with food, spark their curiosity and support classroom curriculum.


Monetary Grant


K–12 Schools or Non-Profit Organizations in U.S./Canada

Grant Value


About the Program

  • K–12 School
  • Non-profit organization (501(c)(3) in the US/Registered Charity in Canada) that serves children in the K-12 grade range


To be eligible to apply for this grant, the school or organization must meet the below criteria:

  • Be a charter or public school including tribally controlled and Bureau of Indian Education schools, non-profit private school, or a non-profit organization or tribal entity that serves children in the K-12 age range
  • Engage at least 10 children on a regular basis
  • Be growing edible plants in your garden
  • For previous Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant recipients:
  • Eligible to re-apply if you received your previous grant funds in 2020 or earlier and have completed the required follow-up documentation

Application Opens

February 14, 2022

Application Closes

March 11, 2022

Notification of All Applicants

August 2022

Packages Arrive

September 2022

You can find a copy of the grant application for your preparation purposes here. All final applications MUST be submitted online. Please note minor changes to the application are made each year.


Check out our Garden Grant FAQs for basic information about the program and how to apply.

Emails us at with any additional questions.

Program Update: The Garden Grant is Now Closed!

The Garden Grant is now closed. All notifications, regardless of decision, have been made. Our next Garden Grant window will open in early 2023!

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