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Calendar Is Arranged by Application Deadline Date

Box Tops 4 Education

On Going - No Deadline
Cash for box tops to fund your garden activities
American Honda Foundation

On Going - No Deadline
Grants provided in the fields of youth education and science education.
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

On Going - No Deadline
Due to budget constraints, effective immediately, the maximum sponsorship amount in the lower funding category is $2,000. Funds are limited and may be depleted prior to the end of this fiscal year. Submit your application as early as possible.
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF)

On Going - No Deadline
Plants schoolyard orchards, creating a source of tasty, nutritious snacks for decades to come.
Schoolyard Habitat Program

On Going - No Deadline
A Service schoolyard habitat project is a naturalized habitat area that is created by students, for students. Schools or organizations serving kindergarten through 12th grade students are eligible for funding and may receive up to $8,000 for their projects. They must be working cooperatively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be eligible for funding consideration. For more information about the Schoolyard Habitat Program in California contact: Carolyn Martus, Biologist U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office 6010 Hidden Valley Road, Suite 101 Carlsbad, CA 92011 phone: (760) 431-9440 x297 fax: (760) 431-5902 email: Carolyn_Martus@fws.gov
Target Field Trip Grants

On Going - No Deadline
Grants of up to $700 each will be awarded. Types of eligible field trips include art, science, and cultural museum visits; community service and civic projects; and career enrichment opportunities. Funds may be used to cover trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, resource materials, and supplies.
Armstrong School Garden Program

On Going - No Deadline
Looking for schools within 5 miles of any of the neighborhood Armstrong Garden Centers that have started a garden and may be having trouble either financially, physically or educationally keeping it growing strong. Our school gardens focus on edible planting of vegetables and fruits. Each school should be press-friendly, since we would like surrounding communities to take pride in the work the students have put into their school garden.
Garden Design Grant Program

On Going - No Deadline
Each year California Native Garden Foundation (CNGF) makes grants to K-12 schools, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher education. Types of support include garden design services, in-kind donations of plants and landscape materials, volunteer assistance, and direct financial assistance. Grant amounts are limited to $1,000 for in-kind assisistance, $500 in direct cash assistance, and $5,000 for design services. Grants are reviewed by the CNGF board. A typical grant cycle is about 5 months.
Literacy for Life Grants

October 1, 2014
http://www.cfaitc.org/literacyforlife/application.php Literacy for Life Grants are designed to initiate new projects or expand existing projects that promote agriculture literacy. The Literacy for Life Grants will award up to 25 grants with a maximum of $500 each. A minimum of two will be provided to agricultural educators. CFAITC will select one exceptional applicant from all applications submitted to receive an additional $1,000 award. This educator will also be named the Foundation's “Outstanding Educator of the Year.”
Herb Society of America - Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant

October 1, 2014
Public and/or private 3rd through 6th grade teachers, with classes of a minimum of 15 students may apply for an indoor or an outdoor herb garden grant. The Herb Society of America will award four (4) schools each year indoor window sill herb gardens. The classrooms selected will receive three (3) windowsill herb garden kits including pots, soil, seeds and educational materials to use in the classroom. The Herb Society of America will provide the educational materials. The Herb Society of America will select five (5) schools/classrooms to receive $200 "Seed Money" to establish an outdoor herb garden. The funds may be used for supplies such as soil, plant trays, containers, child or youth sized tools, etc. The school may need to seek additional funding and support from other sources. The Herb Society of America will provide the educational materials and herb seeds.
Fall 2014 Jamba Juice "It's All About the Fruit and Veggies" Garden Grant

October 1, 2014
National Gardening Association and Jamba Juice are proud to present The Fall 2014 “It’s All About the Fruit and Veggies” Garden Grant! 20 awards will be available to schools, community organizations, and nonprofits. One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be awarded with a $1,500 award package and 19 programs will receive $500 award packages!
Lowe's Toolbox for Education

October 15, 2014
Grants between $2000 to $5000. If 1,500 applications are received prior to the deadline, the application process will close at that time. Lowe's seeks ways to provide the tools that help our educators and parent groups through today’s challenging times efficiently, while providing the greatest impact, with basic necessities taking priority.
Seeds for Education

October 15, 2014
The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program gives small monetary grants to schools, nature centers, and other non-profit and not-for-profit places of learning in the United States with a site available for a stewardship project. Successful non-school applicants often are a partnership between a youth group (scouts, 4-H, etc.) and a site owner. Libraries, government agencies and houses of worship are eligible subject to youth participation. Cash awards range from $100 to $500. Funds are restricted to the purchase of native plants and seed for the grant-award year. Successful projects are eligible for discounts on seeds and plants from SFE Nursery Partners
Whole Kids Foundation

October 31, 2014
To be eligible for the $2,000(US$) School Garden Grant, an applicant must be a non profit k-12 school (public, private or charter - elementary, middle,or secondary)and/or a 501(c)(3)organization that is developing or currently maintaining a garden project on school grounds that will engage children with fresh fruits and vegetables. Application period should open September 1, 2014 for 2015 awards.
2015 Youth Garden Grant

December 5, 2014
The 2015 Youth Garden Grant is an award designed to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any nonprofit, school, or youth program may apply. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and education related to the environment, health and nutrition issues, character development, and entrepreneurship in the United States. 20 programs will be awarded $500 gift certificates to the Gardening with Kids online store, curriculum, plant starts from Bonnie Plants, and a generous donation of seeds. The top ten winners will receive a raised bed from New England Arbors. Applications are due December 5th, 2014. Winners will be announced & notified on February 6th, 2015.
Herb Society of America - Grant for Educators

December 31, 2014
The Herb Society of America's mission is to promote the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community. The Grant for Educators challenges individuals, groups or small businesses to develop and deliver learning experiences to the public. Each year, the Grant Committee anticipates funding one or two grants for a total of $5,000.
Wal-Mart's Local Giving Program Grants

December 31, 2014
Wal-Marts' Local Giving Program Grants Wal-Mart believes in operating globally and giving back locally – creating impact in the neighborhoods where we live and work. Through the Local Giving Program, Wal-Mart stores, Sam's Clubs and Logistics facilities can support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations. Deadline: December, annually Award Amount: $250 - $2500
Sow It Forward Gardens Grant Program

January 9, 2015
Our application process for 2014 grants is now closed but we are accepting applications throughout 2014 for our 2015 grant cycle. The application deadline for our 2015 grant cycle is 5pm Eastern Time, Friday January 9, 2015. Sow It Forward is the grants and partnership program of Kitchen Gardeners International. The grant is for nonprofit causes or organizations (schools, 501c3s, food banks, community gardens, colleges, libraries, prisons, senior programs, etc.) interested in starting or expanding food garden projects that are of general benefit to their community. Past grantees include school gardens, community gardens, food bank gardens, library gardens, senior gardens, prison gardens and homeless shelter gardens among others. Grants are either $325 or $500 comprised of cash and merchandise.
California Fertilizer Foundation (CFF)

January 15, 2015
Over the years, we have expanded our program and are now able to annually provide 24 grants for $1,200 each to schools throughout California (12 awarded twice a year). At the end of each year, winning schools can re-apply for a progress grant of $1,500 and a free agricultural field trip. Through the garden program, CFF provides direct funding to California schools for garden projects.
School Drought Grant Program

January 15, 2015
DROPS will provide approximately $25.5 million to local educational agencies to complete projects at K-12 schools that reduce stormwater runoff and pollution by capturing stormwater for groundwater recharge or for use to offset other water sources DROPS is focused on projects that reduce stormwater pollution and provide multiple benefits including water conservation, water supply augmentation, energy savings, increased awareness of water resource sustainability, and reduced dry weather runoff.
Mantis Tiller Award

March 6, 2015
Each year, Mantis presents the Mantis Awards to charitable and educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life in their host communities. 25 programs will each receive a Mantis Tiller/Cultivator with border/edger and kickstand, and their choice of gas-powered 2-cycle engine or electric motor. Total value: $349.00.
ING Unsung Heroes

April 30, 2015
Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000.




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