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Now open! The 2018 Youth Garden Grant is an award designed to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any nonprofit organization, public or private school, or youth program in the United States 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.

Applications are due December 8, 2017. Winners will be announced and notified on January 12, 2018. Award packages will be mailed in February 2018. 


Budding BotanistNew! 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 2018, six grant packages valued at $3,000 in cash and supplies will be awarded in six metro areas across the United States including Chicago, IL, Kansas City, KS,  Los Angeles, CA,  New York, NY,  San Francisco, CA, and Washington, DC. (One school will be chosen from each location.)  Applications are due January 31, 2018. Winners will be announced on March 1, 2018.


Carton 2 GardenWe are proud to present the fourth annual national Carton 2 Garden Contest, sponsored by Evergreen Packaging! Open to public and private schools, contest winners will be selected based on their implementation of an innovative garden creation featuring creative and sustainable uses for repurposed milk and juice cartons.

Fourteen schools will be awarded prize packages, including a grand prize worth $5,000! Spring 2018 Carton 2 Garden Entry Forms must be submitted by Monday, April 16, 2018. Winners will be posted on and on May 4, 2018. Winning schools will be notified within 7 days following the official announcement via email.

Other Grant Opportunities for School and Youth Garden Programs

We know finding the financial resources to plant and maintain a youth garden is one of the biggest obstacles educators and volunteers face, so in addition to providing our own grant programs, here is a list of some additional grant opportunities that support youth garden programs.

Closed Grants


Evergreen Packaging and are proud to present our third annual national Carton 2 Garden Contest!  Open to public and private schools, contest winners will be selected based on their implementation of an innovative garden creation featuring creative and sustainable uses for repurposed milk and juice cartons.

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Since 1982, KidsGardening has awarded Youth Garden Grants to 5436 schools, nonprofits, and youth programs across the United States contributing over 2.9 million dollars in funding to youth gardening initiatives. The 2017 Youth Garden Grant is sponsored by KidsGardening’s generous donor base with contributions from AeroGrow International, Inc., Eartheasy, Fiskars Brands, Gardener’s Supply Company, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Nature Hills, and SmartPots.

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Eat. Learn. Live. and Grow Grant

Planting the seeds of health and wellness, The 2016 Eat. Learn. Live. and Grow Grant sponsored by Chartwells K12 in partnership offers funding for schools seeking to enhance their curriculum and offer food and nutrition education through an edible garden program.  Any public or private school in the U.S. serving students in grades K to 12 and planning a new or expanding an established garden program is eligible to apply. The selection of winners will be based on demonstrated or potential program impact and sustainability in addition to how well the program connects to the theme “How Do You Eat. Learn. Live. and Grow?”

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Fall 2016 Team Up for Healthy School Gardens Grant

Join Jamba Juice and as we Team Up for Healthy School Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona! By the end of 2016, Jamba Juice will have provided close to 250 grants totaling $130,000 for schools and youth gardens. Now that’s a great reason for us all to raise a smoothie!

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