We know, as teachers, you are always looking for new ideas for lessons to teach in your classroom. We also know that it can get expensive quickly.
Check out the links below for grant opportunities that could assist you in taking your classroom to the next level!
Kidsgardening – If you are looking to start a school garden, check out Kidsgardening for resources and grants.
Youth Garden Grant – Any nonprofit organization, public or private school, or youth program in the United States or US Territories planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18 is eligible to apply.
Budding Botanist – Open to Title 1 public and private schools in the US, the Budding Botanist grant will help our youngest citizens learn about plants, explore their world and inspire them to take care of the life they discover in their local ecosystems.
Carton 2 Garden – Open to public and private schools, contest winners will be selected based on their implementation of an innovative garden creation featuring creative and sustainable uses for repurposed milk and juice cartons.
Gro More Good Grassroots Grant – The Gro More Good Grassroots Grant presented by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening is designed to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to communities across the United States. Grants will be awarded to schools and non-profit groups across the country for impactful, youth-focused garden projects.
American Heart Association Teaching Gardens – The American Heart Association works with schools to find local sponsors to help fund the installation of raised bed gardens in schools.
Annie’s Grants for Gardens – Annie’s Grants support new and existing school garden programs.
Big Green – Big Green offers funding for low-income schools to install Learning Gardens in targeted locations. A list of school districts eligible to apply can be found on their website.
Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program – Bonnie’s provides free mega-cabbage plants to 3rd grade teachers who want to participate. Students grow the cabbages and submit pictures and measurements of their harvest to be considered for a $1,000 scholarship.
Captain Planet Foundation, Project Learning Garden – Offering many different types of environmental education grants, Captain Planet supports garden programs through Project Learning Garden grants that provide garden supplies and a mobile cooking cart.
The Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant – The Herb Society of America offers grants to elementary schools to support the planting of an outdoor herb garden.
Fiskars Project Orange Thumb Grants – Project Orange Thumb provides grants to school and community gardens.
Seeds of Change® Grant Program – An annual grant program awarding school and community gardens focused on sustainability and health education.
Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grants – In partnership with FoodCorp, Whole Kids Foundation offers a number of garden grant to support new or existing edible garden programs including a School Garden Grant, Extended Learning Garden Grant (for gardens not on school grounds), Honey Bee Grant, School Salad Bar Grant, Healthy Kids Innovation Grant, and Canadian Farm to School Grant.
Other Education Grants
CHS Foundation Classroom Grants – The CHS Foundation awards 15 $500 grants to K-12 teachers who have innovative ideas on how to incorporate agricultural concepts into their classroom instruction.
Kansas Farm Bureau – KFB offers a variety of grants for teachers to integrate agriculture into their classroom.
The Bee Cause Grant – This grant provides honey bee observation hives to schools and receives requests on a rolling basis.
Greenworks Grants – Project Learning Tree offers annual GreenWorks! grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. To be eligible, applicants must have attended a PLT workshop, either in-person or online, that provides training, lesson plans, and other resources to help integrate these projects and environmental education into your curriculum or youth programs.
KaBOOM! Playground Grants – KaBOOM! offers grants and consulting assistance to improve play areas at schools. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and filled as opportunities arise.
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grants – Offering a spring and fall grant cycle, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grants funds a wide range of projects for schools, including support for gardening programs.
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition – The Farm to School Grant Program (F2S) provides grants on a competitive basis to increase local food procurement for school meal programs and expand educational agriculture and gardening activities.
National Wildlife Federation Trees for Wildlife – NWF offers free native trees for restoration projects and community events planned in coordination with local NWF partners.
Nature Works Everywhere – The Nature Conservancy offers grants to schools for projects that involve students in developing a nature-based, green infrastructure solution to an environmental challenge in their community including school gardens.
Shade Structure Grant Program – From the American Academy of Dermatology, the Shade Structure Grant provides funding to install permanent shade structures for youth programs. Applicants must collaborate with a local dermatologist and implement a sun safety program.
Sponsor-a-Hive Award – The Sponsor-A-Hive program offered by The Honeybee Conservancy provides bees and equipment to help people safely set up, maintain, and observe on-site bee sanctuaries at schools, community gardens, and green spaces across the United States. Award winners will also receive a Teacher’s Kit to help with program implementation.
Tractor Supply Company Grants for Growing – Available for FFA Chapters, this grant offers funding to schools for starting and expanding agricultural projects.
Kansas Grant Watch – Grants for public school teachers for the improvement of education, grants for classroom supplies, innovative teaching strategies and professional development teaching opportunities.