Grants & Scholarhips
Check out the links below for grant opportunities that could assist you in taking your classroom to the next level! Also check out our Partner Resources page for free classroom kits and downloadable companion materials.
If you are looking to start a school garden, check out Kidsgardening for resources and grants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 support new and existing school garden programs.
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'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.
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 Herb Society of America offers grants to elementary schools to support the planting of an outdoor herb garden.
Financial and technical support to a wide variety of public food garden projects including community gardens, school gardens, food bank gardens, homeless shelter gardens and senior gardens.
An annual grant program awarding school and community gardens focused on sustainability and health education.
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 Classroom Grants
With funding support from Kansas Department of Agriculture, KFAC will begin offering first year teacher mini grants starting summer 2020.
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.
The Youth Educator program provides opportunities for youth to learn about Sustainable Agriculture through their annual $4,000 grants.
KFB offers a variety of grants for teachers to integrate agriculture into their classroom.
Through their Working Here Fund, Frontier Farm Credit has set aside grant funds for projects and organizations that make a positive impact in eastern Kansas. There are two options of funding available at $2,000 and $10,000, designed to impact Agriculture Education, Young and Beginning Producers, Hunger and Nutrition and Essential Services/Disaster Relief needs.
The Grow Rural Education program allows eligible farmers to nominate their local public school district for grants to help enhance STEM education. Once nominated, school districts submit applications to compete for $10,000 or $25,000 grants to help fund projects that enhance their STEM curriculum. These grants are helping to improve test scores, but better yet, they're getting kids to think bigger about their tomorrow.
This grant provides honey bee observation hives to schools and receives requests on a rolling basis.
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! offers grants and consulting assistance to improve play areas at schools. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and filled as opportunities arise.
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.
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.
NWF offers free native trees for restoration projects and community events planned in coordination with local NWF partners.
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.
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.
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.
Available for FFA Chapters, this grant offers funding to schools for starting and expanding agricultural projects.
Grants for public school teachers for the improvement of education, grants for classroom supplies, innovative teaching strategies and professional development teaching opportunities.