Youth Garden Grant 2020

APPLICATIONS DUE BY:
December 16, 2019

WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON:
January 31, 2020


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2020 YOUTH GARDEN GRANT

Since 1982, the Youth Garden Grant has supported school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY

Fifth graders at Thomas Paine Elementary, a 2019 YGG awardee, are proud of their carrots!

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. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability. Previous Youth Garden Grant winners who wish to reapply must wait one year after receiving the award and must prove that their garden programs have been significantly expanded.

The 2020 Youth Garden Grant is sponsored by KidsGardening’s generous donor base and our Blossom and Seed Money sponsors.

GRANT PACKAGES

A total of 25 programs will be awarded.

Top 5 programs will receive award packages valued at $2,360 that include:

  • $250 cash prize from KidsGardening
  • A variety of gardening tools and supplies, including:
    • $1,000 customizable garden tool package from Corona
    • Pallet of Black Gold soil by SunGro Horticulture
    • 25’ Soaker Hose from Dramm
    • One Touch Fan Nozzle from Dramm
    • Tubtrug from Gardener’s Supply Company
    • Paper Pot Press from Gardener’s Supply Company
    • Five pairs of Thea Webbed Gardening Gloves from GardenFreak
    • Seed Package from High Mowing Organic Seeds
    • Organic fertilizer from Javacycle
    • Big Bag Bed from Smart Pot
    • Mobile Green Wall from Watex
    • KidsGardening.org curriculum package

20 programs will receive award packages valued at $775 that include:

  • $250 cash prize from Kidsgardening
  • A variety of gardening tools and supplies, including:
    • Hand tool package from Corona
    • One Touch Fan Nozzle from Dramm
    • Tubtrug from Gardener’s Supply Company
    • Paper Pot Press from Gardener’s Supply Company
    • Five pairs of Thea Webbed Gardening Gloves from GardenFreak
    • Seed Package from High Mowing Organic Seeds
    • Organic fertilizer from Javacycle
    • Big Bag Bed from Smart Pot
    • Mobile Green Wall from Watex
    • KidsGardening.org curriculum package

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Due Date: Applications are due Monday, December 16, 2019.

All applications must be submitted online. You can download a copy of the questions to view ahead of time as a Word document or .pdf file. We strongly advise saving the questions into a Word document and then copying and pasting the answers into the application rather than composing your answers directly into the online form. Many browsers are set to time out after 30 minutes of inactivity (or sometimes sooner) and so you may loose your work if it takes longer than your browser's setting to complete or save your entry.

NOTIFICATION AND AWARD FULFILLMENT

Winners will be announced and contacted by email on Friday, January 31, 2020. Awards will be distributed in February 2020.

REPORTING REQUIREMENT

Grant awardees will be required to report on their garden’s progress within six months of receiving the award. These reports help KidsGardening determine the overall impact of the grant program and gather ongoing support for youth gardening. If you do not feel that you will be able to comply with these reporting requirements, please do not apply. Recipients who do not complete these requirements will not be eligible to apply for future awards.

Reporting requirements include:

  • 5-10 digital images of the school garden, including photos of recipients using the products from the YGG award package
  • Parental release forms to accompany images of children
  • Completion of an online survey
  • Provide an updated overview of the garden program

GRANT APPLICATION TECHNICAL SUPPORT

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