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In-Kind Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits, Schools,
IHEs, and Organizations to Establish Onsite Bee Sanctuaries

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Bee Conservancy

Deadline Date:

04/30/21 11:59 PM EDT


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In-kind grants of bee sanctuary equipment to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations, schools, IHEs, environmental and community centers, Tribal education agencies, animal protection services, and community gardens and food banks. This program provides beehives and houses, and educational materials to schools, gardens, and other community groups to help foster local native bee resilience.

Sponsor-A-Hive places native bee houses and honey bee hives across the U.S. and Canada to empower underserved communities to grow food, bolster local ecology, and protect vital keystone species. Sponsor-a-Hive awardees become part of The Bee Conservancy’s vast network of individuals and organizations dedicated to protecting bees and bolstering local food and communities. 

Some of the benefits you will enjoy as a Sponsor-a-Hive native bee house awardee are:

  • A native bee home. 
  • Instructions on setting up and caring for your home.
  • Family-friendly educational materials about native bees.
  • Access to an online community of awardees to share information, experiences, and updates.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176196

Number of Grants:

Up to 300

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Sponsor-a-Hive serves nonprofits, schools, and other organizations that share in the Foundation's mission. Eligible candidates for a Sponsor-a-Hive Native Bee House awards fit the following criteria:

- Located in The United States and Canada
- Demonstrates the ability to serve as an educational resource;
- Demonstrates proximity to green space with ample bee forage (flowers, flowering trees, etc.) that supports food growth, education, or ecological conservation;
- Benefits an underserved area or community, such as a census tract of below-average food market density;
- Represents one of the following types of organizations:
Pre-K, elementary, middle, or high school
College or university
Tribal organization or education agency
Animal protection, welfare, and services
Environmental center
Community center
Senior living communities
Food bank or community garden
Nonprofit urban farms
Cooperative extension
Public parks
Nature preserves
Green belts
- Has an IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter or Canada Revenue Agency Registration Number
- Has been in verified, operational existence for at least one year

At this time, the Foundation does not award native bee homes or honeybee hives to individuals, families, or for-profit businesses.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply has been extended to 4/30/21.

All applicants will be asked to provide up to three (3) photos that capture the location where you will place your native bee home.

Further information:


Contact Information:

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

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If you have questions, contact

The Bee Conservancy
1732 1st Ave #28748
New York, NY 10128

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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