A diverse group of children smile and hold garden produce. They are outside, and a brick building is in the background.

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Make this school year bloom!

A logo for the Youth Garden Grant, which shows a graphic image of child squatting down and planting seeds. The child is drawn in orange. They are squatting on a brown rectangle, which holds the words Youth Garden Grant in white letters.Help us grow the Youth Garden Grant, the longest-running award of its kind! This grant supports and grows garden programs that meet the needs of the kids in their communities, helping them play, learn, and grow through the garden. 

Since 1982, KidsGardening has awarded over $3 million to over 5,500 youth garden programs across the United States and U.S. Territories. This year, help us meet our goal of granting FIFTY programs across the country! 



Make a donation

As a special thank you for donations over $50, we will send you a seed planting kit from our friends at American Meadows! Each kit contains 8-12 seed varieties, perfect for your garden.


Perfect for garden clubs or community groups. Groups and individuals who raise $500 or more will receive up to 150 seed kits from American Meadows to use to support your own gardening initiatives. 


Build your brand and grow the youth gardening movement. Contact Em Shipman for more information on how your company can donate product and monetary funds to support the Youth Garden Grant. 

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Seed Money Sponsors

Your donation helps create opportunities for kids to play, learn, and grow in a garden.

Gifts of every size make a difference.