Bee Grant Program

Whole Kids Foundation

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Next anticipated deadline: Oct 15, 2020 3:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: Oct 31, 2020 3:00pm PDT (Full proposal)

Grant amount: US $2,500

Fields of work: Apiculture/Beekeeping

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to helping kids eat better—and enjoy it! We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded by Whole Foods Market and guided by the same values, principles, expertise and standards for quality ingredients, food production methods and nutrition.

We support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. Given the right opportunities, kids will get excited about fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other nutritious whole foods.

Bee Grant Program

In partnership with The Bee Cause Project.The Honey Bee Grant program allows for a K-12 school or non-profit organization to receive support for an educational honey bee hive.

The Honey Bee Grant Program seeks to stimulate curiosity in young people about the importance of honey bees in our lives and food system, the need to understand and embrace them, and the value of  caring about their well-being.

Four Grant Options

  • Monetary Grant of $1,500 to support the success of a honey beehive educational program
  • Observation hive: equipment grant of a custom-made indoor observation hive from The Bee Cause Project.
  • Traditional Langstroth Hive: equipment grant an outdoor hive with Starter Kit
  • Top Bar Hive: equipment grant of an outdoor top bar hive with Starter Kit

All equipment grants include a small monetary grant of $300 to cover the first year of expenses. Grant recipients also receive remote consultation and assistance with Beekeeper partnership from The Bee Cause Project.

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


  • Applicant must be a non-profit school or non-profit children’s programming organization that works with students in the grade range kindergarten through college level.  
  • The honey bee hive must be used as an educational tool for students in some fashion.
  • The principal or executive director must be aware of and supportive of the honey bee hive. 
  • A certified beekeeper must commit to support and maintain the honey bee hive as the “Bee Mentor”. 
  • There must be an individual at the school or organization who is the designated “Bee Advocate”.