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Calendar Is Arranged by Application Deadline Date

Captain Planet Foundation

On Going - No Deadline
The Captain Planet Foundation makes $500-$2,500 grants to schools with proposals that are: -project-based; -performed by youth -have real environmental outcomes 2018 Deadlines: September 30, 2017 for spring and summer projects January 31 2018 for fall and winter projects
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. The grant range is from $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period. Effective March 1, 2016, the American Honda Foundation will be accepting applications three times per year. New organizations (those that have never received funding from AHF) can apply for either the February 1 or the August 1 deadline date. The May 1 deadline date is reserved for returning organizations only (those funded at least once in the last 10 years).
California Fertilizer Foundation (CFF)

On Going - No Deadline
Direct funding to California schools for garden projects. 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. Annual Deadlines: January 15 and June 15
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF)

On Going - No Deadline
Plants schoolyard fruit orchards consisting of 12-25 trees, creating a source of tasty, nutritious snacks for decades to come. Contact:
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.
Armstrong's $30 gift card donation

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.
Student Achievement Grants

On Going - No Deadline
The grant amounts available are $2,000 and $5,000. Deadlines for applications are due February 1, June 1, and October 15. Any practicing U.S. teacher, counselor, or education support professional* employed by a public school, including public higher education institutions, is eligible to apply for a grant from the Foundation. The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.
National Wildlife Federation’s Trees for Wildlife

June 15, 2017
National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Trees for Wildlife program is dedicated to educating youth about trees and their importance to our environment, as well as inspiring communities to plant and care for trees. As part of the program, NWF makes trees available for planting at community events through its affiliates, partners, volunteers, schools and community groups. These trees have been donated for planting by members and donors. All trees that are planted will be native to the region where they will be planted. Check website or email at for information about fall 2017 grants.
PLT GreenWorks! Grants

September 30, 2017
Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment. The annual deadline to apply is September 30.
Green Thumb Challenge Grant

September 30, 2017
It's that time of year again! GEF and Gardener’s Supply Company have teamed up on an exciting funding opportunity for established youth garden projects nationwide! The organizations are calling on schools and youth groups to submit chronicles of their garden projects in a race to win a $250 prize. The award is designed to support the continued sustainability of an exceptional youth garden program that has demonstrated success, and has impacted the lives of kids and their community. Existing garden programs involving children currently in grades K-12, from schools and youth groups nationwide. Please note that this grant is not for gardens that have not yet been started.
Herb Society of America - Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant

October 1, 2017
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.
Annie's Grants for Gardens

December 6, 2017
Eligible gardens for the grants are school gardens growing edibles (fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains, etc.) 2017 applications will be available in November 2017. Check the website to apply.
Armstrong Donations

December 31, 2017
One time (every 12 months)$30 gift card preferably to an organization within 5 miles of an Armstrong Garden Nursery
Wal-Mart Community Grant Program

December 31, 2017
Through the Community Grant Program, our associates are proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations. Deadline: December, annually Award Amount: $250 - $2500
Community Impact Grants

December 31, 2017
Grants, up to $5,000, are available to IRS-registered 501c designated organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.