Teaching Gardens Network Grant Program

American Heart Association

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Anticipated deadline: Oct 11, 2020 2:00pm PDT

Grant amount: US $2,500

Fields of work: Horticulture & Gardening

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:

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Overview:

Teaching Gardens

The American Heart Association is calling all schools and educational facilities interested in connecting children to gardens, addressing food access concerns in their neighborhoods, supporting health, nutrition, and environmental stewardship to be a part of our mission by joining our new Teaching Gardens Network.

10 years ago, the American Heart Association teamed up with noted child-nutrition activist and philanthropist, Kelly Meyer, to create the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens program. Over the last decade, the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens program has launched over 500 Teaching Gardens nationwide. 

Teaching Gardens Network Grant Program

The Teaching Gardens Network Grants are made possible by the ongoing commitment of Kelly Meyer, founder of OneSun Fund, and Gail Becker, CEO of Caulipower, who are both dedicated to educating children about nutrition, while appreciating the benefit of eating healthy. 

How you can participate: 

The American Heart Association is seeking schools and educational facilities that are working to connect children to the garden, supporting health, nutrition, and environmental stewardship. Through this grant program, we hope to build strong communities who commit to growing healthy kids. Program elements include building, growing and maintaining a garden, providing a hands-on learning experience, and teaching students about healthy eating and gardening via an interactive cross-curricular, standards-based gardening and nutrition education curriculum.

The Teaching Garden Network Grants are intended to:

  • Connect children and families with the food system and healthy foods.
  • Educate children and communities about the importance of healthy environmental practices and encouraging them to make changes to improve their health.
  • Help to create a sense of responsibility and teamwork by building connections in the community, centered in health, nutrition and the environment.

Grant Award

Grants will be awarded with the value of $2500 to support new or established school garden programs.

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

Eligibility:

  • Grant funds may be used for direct expenses associated with your school’s garden project that will help children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables, such as: garden beds, tools, plants, compost bins, irrigation, water collection, storage sheds. 

Ineligibility:

  • Funds may not be used for:
    • Salary or contract services
    • General operating expenses
    • Travel/Field Trips
    • Continuing education for teachers and staff
    • Sponsorship of fundraising events
    • Promotional items such as t-shirts, flyers, etc.

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This page was last reviewed October 12, 2019 and last updated October 12, 2019