Flannel Shirt Fund Grant

Maine Initiatives

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Grant amount: Up to US $1,200

Next anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2020

Later anticipated deadlines: Jun 1, 2020, Oct 1, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Maine

Location of residency: Maine

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About this funder:

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Overview:

The Flannel Shirt Fund is a donor-advised fund at Maine Initiatives. The Fund’s objective is to connect schools and farms and children to gardens. Grant support is provided for activities including:

  • Development of gardens and greenhouses at schools.
  • Developing cafeteria programs that buy local produce and products and engage students in growing and preparing some of their food.
  • Field trips to local farms.
  • Presentations and workshops on farming, foraging and sustainable agriculture.
  • The purchase of gardening books and lesson plans.
  • Older students applying their knowledge of gardening by teaching younger students.

The Flannel Shirt fund will award grants of up to $400 to classrooms or small groups. If several classrooms or groups are connecting on a project, the cap is $1,200.

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

Eligibility:

  • The Flannel Shirt Fund makes grants to public schools for initiatives that connect farms and schools and children to gardens.