Youth Garden Grant

APPLICATIONS DUE:
December 18, 2020

WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON:
January 29, 2021


PROGRAM QUICK LINKS

Application

Application Questions(Word download)
Application Questions (.pdf)
Grant Writing Tips


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2021 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

Youth Garden Grant
Two young gardeners from the Kentucky State University Promising Youth Center for Excellence, a 2019 Youth Garden Grant winner.

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 2021 Youth Garden Grant is sponsored by KidsGardening’s generous donor base and our Blossom and Seed Money sponsors.

GRANT PACKAGES

A total of 30 programs will be awarded.

Top 5 programs will receive award packages valued at $1700 that include:

  • $250 cash prize from KidsGardening
  • A variety of gardening tools and supplies, including:
    • $1,000 customizable garden tool package from Corona
    • Twin Shut-off Valve from Dramm
    • Revolver Spray Nozzle from Dramm
    • 1/4 lb. wildflower seed from American Meadows
    • 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
    • Plant Support Kit from Thriving Design
    • Big Bag Bed from Smart Pot
    • Countertop Garden System from Watex
    • KidsGardening.org curriculum package

25 programs will receive award packages valued at $700 that include:

  • $250 cash prize from Kidsgardening
  • A variety of gardening tools and supplies, including:
    • Hand tool package from Corona
    • Revolver Spray Nozzle from Dramm
    • 1/4 lb. wildflower seed from American Meadows
    • 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
    • Plant Support Kit from Thriving Design
    • Big Bag Bed from Smart Pot
    • Countertop Garden System from Watex
    • KidsGardening.org curriculum package

SUBMISSION PROCESS

The 2021 Youth Garden Grant Application is available online.  The deadline for application submission is Friday, December 18, 2020.

All applications must be submitted online. You can download a copy of the questions to view ahead of time (Download in Word or download in PDF.) 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.

AWARD NOTIFICATION 

Winners will be announced and contacted by email on Friday, January 29, 2021. Awards will be distributed in February 2021.

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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If you have questions regarding this grant opportunity, please contact KidsGardening Program Director Christine Gall at [email protected].

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