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Grants to USA Schools, Nonprofit Youth Organizations, and Community Centers for Educational Gardens

Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education (SFE) Grant


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Wild Ones Natural Landscapers Ltd
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Important Dates
Deadline: 11/15/23 11:59 PM CDT Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $500 to USA public and private schools, nonprofit youth organizations, and community centers for educational native plant gardens. The purpose of funding is to provide youth with hands-on learning opportunities to plan, plant, and care for native plant gardens.

Examples include:

  • Pollinator gardens,
  • Rain gardens to improve water quality,
  • Tallgrass prairies,
  • Native plant monarch waystations featuring citizen science activities
  • Sensory and natural playgrounds.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
All public and private schools, non-profits such as nature centers, youth organizations and community youth centers in the US are welcome to apply so long as the project uses native plants or seeds to educate youth.

Pre-Application Information
- Applications for the 2024 planting season must be submitted online during the application period, which is from July 14th – November 15th, 2023.
- Awards will be communicated to recipients by February 15th of the following year.

Estimated Size of Grant
$100 - $500

Contact Information
Apply Online (from July 14):

If you have questions about this program, you can reach out to

Wild Ones
2285 Butte des Morts Beach Road
Neenah, WI 54956

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