Green Thumb Challenge Grant

Green Education Foundation

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Grant amount: US $500

Anticipated deadline: Sep 30, 2020

Applicant type: Elementary / Secondary School Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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GEF At a Glance

Green Education Foundation (GEF) is a national non-profit organization committed to creating a sustainable future through education. GEF aims to identify key factors and impediments influencing sustainability education, evaluate existing approaches, and develop effective educational materials and programs to promote behavior change towards sustainable practices. GEF offers free programs that provide curricula and hands-on activities to inspire K-12 students and teachers to think holistically about global sustainability concerns and solutions. 

Green Thumb Challenege

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 $500 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.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible Contestants:
    • Existing garden programs involving children currently in grades K-12, from schools and youth groups nationwide. 
  • Awards must be allocated towards the sustainability of current garden program.


  • Please note that this grant is not for gardens that have not yet been started.