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Grants for Gardens Program

Grants to USA K-12 Schools, School Districts, and
Nonprofits to Create Educational and Edible Gardens

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Annie's Homegrown

Deadline Date:

11/11/17 3:00 PM PST


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Grants of $3,000 and grants of $5,000 to USA K-12 schools, school districts, and nonprofits to build school-based gardens that grow edible crops such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, and grains to help connect children to their food sources. Funding may be used to buy seeds, plants, raised beds, fencing, wheelbarrows, greenhouses, and drip irrigation systems.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162973

Estimated Size of Grant:

New grant applicants: $3,000
Returning Grants for Gardens winners: $5,000

Term of Contract:

Funds will be delivered by end of March 2018. Schools are not required to use the funds within a specific time period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The school garden must be an edible school garden (growing fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains, etc) and be located in the USA.

The following types of organizations are eligible to apply:
- Public schools
- Public charter schools
- Private schools with 501c3 non-profit status
- Private charter schools 501c3 non-profit status (US)
- 501c3 or charity non-profit organizations supporting a garden at a public or a non-profit private school
- School districts supporting a garden at a public or a non-profit private school

Preschools and home schools are ineligible for this grant. Funds cannot be sent directly to individuals.

Pre-Application Information:

The application period opens on September 13, 2017, and closes on November 11, 2017, 3:00 PM PST.

Winners will be selected and notified in February 2018. All applicants will be notified of their status by end of day on March 1, 2018.

Winning schools’ funds will be administered and delivered by the end of March 2018. Funds will be administered and distributed by the community foundation partner.

Schools who have received a grant for their school garden from Annie's in the past 5 years are reviewed separately and are eligible for one of three $5,000 grants.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Annie’s Homegrown
1610 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710


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