2018 Budding Botanist Grant
APPLICATIONS DUE BY:
January 31, 2018
WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON:
March 1, 2018
PROGRAM QUICK LINKS
ABOUT THE SPONSOR:
Founded in 1994, The Klorane Botanical Foundation is the corporate foundation of Pierre FABRE Laboratories.
For more than 20 years, it has been planting the seeds of botanical passion around the world. The Klorane Botanical Foundation has acted unceasingly to share its botanical passion with future generations through three essential missions: PROTECT plant species under threat, EXPLORE the treasures of the plant world to better understand and protect them, and SHARE our botanical knowledge with the largest number of people, particularly children.
Through its commitment to various initiatives, including the Great Green Wall, UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS and Botany for Change, The Klorane Botanical Foundation gives back to plants the place they deserve in our lives and in our cities.
The 2018 Budding Botanist Grant applications were due on January 31, 2018. Winners were announced March 1, 2018. Congratulations to the winning programs!
The Klorane Botanical Foundation is committed to supporting programs to teach respect for the environment and protect nature through the preservation of plant species and biodiversity. Designed to further their mission, 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.
In 2018, six grant packages valued at $3,000 in cash and supplies will be awarded in six metro areas across the United States including Chicago, IL, Kansas City, KS or MO, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, and Washington, DC (one school will be chosen from each location).
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY
Any Title I public or charter school located within 15 miles of one of the six target cities listed above and serving students in grades K to 12 is eligible to apply. City limits are determined by the boundaries defined at: https://www.unitedstateszipcodes.org. Please feel free to contact KidsGardening at [email protected] if you would like to confirm if your school is eligible prior to submitting an application. Applicants must be planning a new or expanding an existing school garden program designed to teach students about environmental sustainability and the importance of biodiversity.
Each grant recipient will receive a package of tools and educational materials valued at $500 along with a check for $2,500 to spend on the materials needed to install a new or expand an existing school garden.
In addition to the award packages, grant recipients will become members of the KidsGardening Fellows Program receiving opportunities to promote their programs, network with other grant winners, seek personalized guidance from KidsGardening education specialists, and receive a special quarterly newsletter.
GRANT RECIPIENT REQUIREMENTS
Grant winners must be willing to host an award ceremony and/or planting day planned with the help of KidsGardening and The Klorane Botanical Foundation between April and June of 2018. All funded gardens must be able to be installed by the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
Grant recipients will also be required to complete an end of the year report, providing a minimum of 5-10 digital images of the garden program (with parental release forms for photos of youth as needed) by December of 2018 to document the impact of the program on your students and community.
Due Date: Applications were due on January 31, 2018.
NOTIFICATION AND AWARD FULFILLMENT
Winners will be notified via email on March 1, 2018. A list of winners will also be posted on KidsGardening.org on that date. Awards will be distributed starting in April 2018.
Award ceremonies will be planned and hosted by the school and staff of The Klorane Botanical Foundation and KidsGardening between the months of April and June of 2018.
GRANT APPLICATION TECHNICAL SUPPORT
If you have questions regarding this grant opportunity, please contact KidsGardening Education Specialist Sarah Pounders at [email protected].