2021 Budding Botanist Grant
APPLICATIONS DUE BY:
October 30, 2020
WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY:
December 11, 2020
PROGRAM QUICK LINKS
ABOUT THE SPONSOR:
Founded in 1994, the Klorane Botanical Foundation is the corporate foundation of Pierre Fabre Laboratories.
For 25 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 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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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 early 2021, fifteen grant packages valued at $1,200 will be awarded to high needs schools across the United States.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY
Any public school, charter school or private school serving students in grades K to 12 in the United States that can demonstrate that at least 40% of their student population would qualify for free or reduced price meals is eligible to apply. 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. Given the limitations posed by distance and hybrid learning options, applications that propose projects focused on the creation of virtual garden-based learning opportunities or take-home gardening kits to better serve students engaged in remote learning are also encouraged and accepted. Previous Budding Botanist winners are not eligible.
Each grant recipient will receive a check for $1000 to spend on materials to help bring garden-based learning opportunities to students. Schools will also receive a package of tools and educational materials valued at $200.
GRANT RECIPIENT REQUIREMENTS
All funded programs must implement their proposed project by the end of the 2020-2021 school year, including the creation of a short video documenting their project progress. This video, along with information about the garden programs of grant recipients will be shared digitally and through social media. Schools must distribute and collect media releases forms from any students featured in videos or photos.
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 2021 to document the impact of the program on your students and community.
Due Date: Applications are due on October 30, 2020.
All applications must be submitted online. You can download a copy of the questions to view ahead of time as a Word document. 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 lose your work if it takes longer than your browser's setting to complete or save your entry.
NOTIFICATION AND AWARD FULFILLMENT
Winners will be notified via email by December 11, 2020. A list of winners will also be posted on KidsGardening.org on that date. Awards will be distributed in January 2021.
GRANT APPLICATION TECHNICAL SUPPORT
If you have questions regarding this grant opportunity, please contact KidsGardening Program Director Christine Gall at [email protected].