Garden Grant Program

Whole Kids Foundation

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Grant amount: US $2,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 15, 2020 3:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

Garden Grant Program

Kids who grow veggies, eat veggies, so school gardens can make a big difference. Through our Garden Grant program, schools and non-profit organizations turn outdoor spaces into powerful hands-on learning gardens that connect kids with food, spark their curiosity and support classroom curriculum.

About the Program

At Whole Kids Foundation, we know that the more kids know and feel connected to their food, the more curious they become about how things grow or taste, and the more willing they are to try new foods. This is why we believe in edible garden learning spaces!

Our Garden Grant Program supports edible educational gardens located at a school or non-profit organization.

Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to support a new or existing edible garden at either a:

  • K-12 school
  • 501(c)(3) Non-profit working in partnership with a K-12 school
  • 501(c)(3) non-profit organization 

If awarded, the $2,000 grant may only be used for the success of an educational edible garden. Funds can be used for the fees to attend a garden training but these must not exceed 40% or $800.

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

Eligibility:

  • School eligibility:
    • School garden must be an edible school garden (growing fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains, etc)  and located on the grounds of a K-12 school (public, private or charter, elementary, middle or high)
    • Applicant must be a nonprofit K-12 school (public, private or charter, elementary, middle or  high) or a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working in partnership with a K-12 school.
    •  School must not have received a Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant previously.
    •  All applications must have the participation and support of a partner organization from the community (such as another nonprofit, a farm, a local business, a Whole  Foods store, or a garden club) that brings added support and sustainability to the initiative.
      • The  fiscal sponsor, if a nonprofit, may be the community partner for this grant.
      • This does not have  to be financial support and can also include volunteer support, in-kind donations, consultation,  etc. 
  • Non-profit organization eligibility:
    • Garden must be an edible educational garden (growing fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains, etc)
    • Applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
      • Applicant may work with a fiscal sponsor,  if needed. 
    • Organization must engage at least 10 children in any grade range of K-12 at the garden.
    • Organization must not have received a Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant previously for  the same garden.
      • Organization can apply on behalf other gardens and may have received other Whole Kids Foundation grants. 
    • Applicant must have must have the participation and support of a specific partner  organization from the community (such as another nonprofit, a farm, a local business, a Whole  Foods store, or a garden club) that brings added support and sustainability to the initiative.
      • The  fiscal sponsor, if a nonprofit, may be the community partner for this grant.

Ineligibility:

  • Funds may not be used for:
    • Real estate
    • Travel costs
    • Field trips