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Garden Grant

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits, Agencies,
and K-12 Schools for Educational Garden Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Whole Kids Foundation

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Deadline Date:

03/31/21 5:00 PM CST (6:00 PM EST, 4:00 PM MST, 3:00 PM PST)


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Grants of $3,000 to USA and territories and Canada nonprofit organizations, agencies, and K-12 public, private, and charter schools for new or existing gardening projects. Requests may be made for edible educational gardens that grow fruits, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, and grains.

Through the Garden Grant program, schools and non-profit organizations turn outdoor spaces into powerful hands-on learning gardens that connect kids with food, spark their curiosity, and support classroom curriculum.

The Garden Grant program provides a monetary grant to support a new or existing edible educational garden located at either a:

  • K–12 School
  • 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves children in the K-12 grade range

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182429

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be one of the following:
a. A non-profit K-12 school (public, private or charter, elementary, middle or high)
b. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or governmental organization
c. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working in partnership with a K-12 school

For more information on eligible applicants, see

Applicants must be located in the US (and territories) or Canada. Schools, organizations, and garden projects based in other countries are not eligible at this time.

For previous Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant recipients: Eligible to re-apply if you received your previous grant funds in 2019 or earlier and have complete the required follow-up documentation.

Please note that selection preference will be given to applicants receiving a grant for the 1st time. A smaller number will be allocated for returning recipients.

The Foundation is not accepting applications from programs that are solely early education. Funds may not be used for real estate, travel costs, or field trips.

Pre-proposal Conference:

2021 Garden Grant Application Webinar: March 17, 2021 @ 12PM PST/2PM CST/3PM EST

To Register:

Pre-Application Information:

- Application Opens: February 15, 2021
- Application Closes: March 31, 2021 at 5pm CST (6pm EST, 4pm MST, 3pm PST)
- Notification of all applicants: August 2, 2021
- Packages arrive: September 2021

Contact Information:

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

To Apply:

Email with any questions.

Whole Kids Foundation
550 Bowie Street
Austin, Texas 78703

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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

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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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