2018 Budding Botanist Grant

APPLICATIONS DUE BY:
January 31, 2018

WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON:
March 1, 2018


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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.

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Budding BotanistThe 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,  Los Angeles, CA,  New York, NY,  San Francisco, CA, and Washington D.C. (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.

GRANT PACKAGES

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.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Due Date: Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2018.

The application is completed through an online survey system. Click here to begin the application.

Please read through the entire application before you begin. This will help you avoid duplicating information and allow you to make the best use of the available space.  Click here to download a pdf file of the questions to view ahead of time.  We strongly advise saving the questions into a Word document and copying and pasting your answers into the application.

Please note you may go back in and edit your document by clicking the “resume later" button. You will then be directed to a screen to choose a user name and password. If you have selected the "resume later" button, you will receive an email with this information along with a link that will allow you to return to your entry. Make sure to save this email as you will need this information to resume your entry. Do not select "Exit and Clear Survey" at any time or your saved entry will be deleted.

Once you select “submit” you will receive an online confirmation statement and will not be able to edit or access your application further. If you submit more than one application, the last application submitted will be judged. Applications that are started but not submitted will not be considered for the award.

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]

Depending on the security settings of your web browser, you may find that online survey system will time out as you are trying to complete it (one of the reasons to complete your answers in separate document to then cut and paste into the application).  Please click here for more information