Open Grants

Carton 2 Garden

The fifth annual national Carton 2 Garden Contest, sponsored by Evergreen Packaging, is now accepting registrations! 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. Your school can get started by collecting at least 100 empty cartons from your home, community, or cafeteria.

Fifteen (15) entries will be selected to receive award packages for their efforts. Entries are due by Monday, March 25, 2019, but will be accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more and register today!

Budding Botanist

Designed to further the mission of the Klorane Botanical Foundation, 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.

Title 1 public and private schools in the US are eligible to apply. Grant packages valued at $3,000 in cash and supplies will be awarded to six schools across the United States. Applications are due November 19, 2018.

Youth Garden Grant

The 2019 Youth Garden Grant is open to 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. If your program serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18, we encourage you to apply.

A total of 25 programs will be awarded, with the top 5 programs receiving award packages worth $2100 in cash and gardening gear, and 20 programs receiving packages worth $500! Applications are due December 17, 2018. 

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.

Garden Fundraising Opportunities

If your youth garden program is looking for fundraising ideas, here are several that have been shared with KidsGardening. 

Closed Grants

SPRING 2018 CARTON 2 GARDEN

The fourth annual national Carton 2 Garden Contest, sponsored by Evergreen Packaging, closed on Monday, April 16, 2018. Open to public and private schools, contest winners are selected based on their implementation of an innovative garden creation featuring creative and sustainable uses for repurposed milk and juice cartons.

Fourteen schools were awarded prize packages, including a grand prize worth $5,000! A complete list of winners is available on Carton2Garden.com and KidsGardening.org.

2018 BUDDING BOTANIST GRANT

The 2018 Budding Botanist Grant sponsored by Klorane Botanical Foundation is designed to further their mission to support programs to teach respect for the environment and protect nature through the preservation of plant species and biodiversity. Awarded programs 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. Applications were due on January 31, 2018. Winners will be announced on March 1, 2018.

 

2018 YOUTH GARDEN GRANT

 

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. 2018 Youth Garden Grant applications were due on December 8, 2017. Winners will be announced and notified on January 12, 2018.

2017 CARTON 2 GARDEN CONTEST

Evergreen Packaging and KidsGardening.org 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.

Click here to learn more!

2017 YOUTH GARDEN GRANT

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 withKidsGardening.org 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?”

Click to learn more about the Chartwells Webinar Series!

Fall 2016 Team Up for Healthy School Gardens Grant

Join Jamba Juice and KidsGardening.org 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!

Click to see Grant Winners!