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

At Whole Kids, we know that the more kids know and feel connected to their food, the more curious they become about how things grow or taste, and the more willing they are to try new foods. This is why we believe in edible garden learning spaces!

Our Garden Grant program provides a $3,000 monetary grant to support a new or existing edible educational garden located at either a:

  • 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, a non-profit organization or a tribal entity that serves children in the K-12 age range, or a government entity
  • 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 2022 or earlier. Completion of Progress Report on previous grant required to apply again.
  • Be located in the United States (including US controlled territories) or Canada

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

To Prepare

You can find a copy of the 2024 Garden Grant application here. All final applications MUST be submitted online but we share the application PDF as a way for you to prepare and get started!

Application Opens

February 1, 2024

Application Closes

March 1, 2024

Notification of All Applicants

August 1, 2024

Packages Arrive

September 2024

2024 Webinars

Watch our recordings of our Garden Grant Information Webinars for details on the process, the application, and our online grant portal. 

Garden Grant Information Webinar: 


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

Email us at with any additional questions. 

Due to the high number of grant inquiries we receive during the application window, please know we are working diligently to reply as quickly as possible but may take a bit longer to respond. Ensure you allow enough time to receive a response, continue work on your application, and submit on time! 

Program Update: 2024 Garden Grant Applications now Closed

2024 Garden Grant is now closed!

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