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 public, charter, non-profit private, or Bureau of Indian Education school OR a non-profit organization or tribal entity that serves children in the K-12 age range. Government entities are also eligible.
  • Engage at least 10 children on a regular basis
  • Be growing edible plants in your garden
  • Eligible to re-apply for a second grant if your previous funds were received in 2021 or earlier. Completion of Progress Report on previous grant required to apply again.
  • Be located in the US or Canada

*Recipients can only receive a total of two Garden Grants.

To Prepare

You can view a copy of the 2023 Garden Grant application here. Minor changes may be made to the application but for the most part it will remain the same. All applications are submitted online but you can get ahead and prepare by viewing the PDF here.

Application Opens

February 1, 2023

Application Closes

March 1, 2023

Notification of All Applicants

August 1, 2023

Packages Arrive

September 2023


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

Email us at with any additional questions.

Program Update: 2023 Garden Grant Closed

All 2023 Garden Grant notifications have been made and grant packages will be arriving in the coming weeks.

Our next Garden Grant window will open in February 2024. Check back early next year for details about the 2024 grant cycle!

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