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Calendar Is Arranged by Application Deadline Date

Captain Planet Foundation

On Going - No Deadline
The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S. based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation which is to: promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities.
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.
California Fertilizer Foundation (CFF)

On Going - No Deadline
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.
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:
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.
$30 gift card donation to a charitable non-profit organization.

On Going - No Deadline
A gift card in the amount of $30.00 may be donated one time per 12 month period to a charitable non-profit organization. The event or fundraiser must be held within (4) miles from an Armstrong Garden Centers location.
Lowe's Toolbox for Education

October 16, 2015
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.
The Village Garden Club of La Jolla grants for San Diego Schools

October 20, 2015
The Village Garden Club of La Jolla is pleased to offer garden grants to selected applicants representing K-8 public or private elementary and middle schools in the city and county of San Diego. The Grant Committee will determine the individual amounts awarded to each recipient. If you are interested in applying for a grant, please submit your grant application by October 20, 2015.
Nature Works Everywhere Garden Grants

October 28, 2015
Up to 50 Grants will be given in the amount of $1,000–$2,000 dependent upon the needs of the project. Funds may be used to support the building, amendment, or revitalization of gardens on school campuses, with preference given to rain, pollinator, native habitat, and other natural infrastructure projects. Food gardens will also be funded.
Whole Kids Foundation

October 31, 2015
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, 2015
2016 Youth Garden Grant

December 1, 2015
The 2016 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 planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18 is eligible to apply. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability. A total of 20 total programs will receive award packages valued over $500
Herb Society of America - Grant for Educators

December 31, 2015
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.
Katie's Krops

December 31, 2015
Katie's Krops grant winners are required to start and maintain a vegetable garden for a minimum of one planting season. The grantee(s) must donate the entire harvest from the garden to people in need in their community. This may be done through direct donations to families in need or by donating the harvest to soup kitchens or organizations that feed the needy.