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APPLICATIONS DUE BY:
July 30, 2021

WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY:
September 1, 2021


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ABOUT THE SPONSOR:

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Little Seeds is dedicated to preserving and creating pollinator habitat in communities across the United States. Since 2017, Little Seeds has partnered with the National Wildlife Federation to help distribute over 1,500 monarch garden kits to schools in the Central Monarch Migration Corridor. The Pollinator Pal Grant is their latest effort to raise awareness about declining pollinator populations and to encourage habitat plantings that can provide valuable sources of food and serve as breeding areas for pollinators.

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2021 Little Seeds Pollinator Pals Grant

The Little Seeds Pollinator Pals Grant presented by Little Seeds and KidsGardening is designed to support youth garden programs interested in preserving and creating pollinator habitat to help rebuild declining pollinator populations. In 2021, eighteen programs will be awarded a check for $500 to support the development of new and expansion of existing pollinator gardens in communities across the United States.

A child is delicately holding a butterfly, and smilingWHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY

Any nonprofit organization, public or private school, or youth program in the United States serving at least 15 youth between the ages of 2 and 14 is eligible to apply. Programs must be planning a new pollinator garden or expanding an existing one designed to teach youth about the importance of pollinators.

GRANT PACKAGES

18 programs will receive checks for $500 to spend on materials to establish or augment pollinator habitat.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Applications are due on Friday, July 30, 2021 by 11:59 pm PT.

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 timeout 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

Access the online grant application.

NOTIFICATION AND AWARD FULFILLMENT.

Winners will be announced and contacted by email on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Grant awardees will be required to report on their pollinator garden’s progress by June 30, 2022. Winners will be provided with a link to an online survey to complete. The survey will include requests for the following:

  • Responses to a questionnaire focusing on the impact of the pollinator garden program on participating youth and community members.
  • Narrative about the impact of the garden program.
  • 5-10 digital images of your pollinator garden
  • Signed parental release form if children are included in your images

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 grant awards.

GRANT APPLICATION TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Please contact KidsGardening Program Director Christine Gall at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding this grant opportunity.