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, a non-profit organization or 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 2021 or earlier. Completion of Progress Report on previous grant required to apply again. *Recipients can only receive a total of two Garden Grants.

To Prepare

You can find a copy of the 2023 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, 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 applications are under review. All notifications, regardless of decision, will be made on August 1st.

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