We have so many amazing opportunities to bring in healthy eating and easy gardening tips for the classroom- but how do you fund it?
Turn your puppy dog eyes away from your neighbors, friends, family, and (lets be real) every local store from which you can sweet talk donations. Check out these easy grant opportunities. They usually take minimal work for big pay out!
Once you are awarded any grants- please send us notice- we want to share how great your program is!
1. Whole Kids Foundation Grants – School Garden, Beehive & Salad Bar
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Through their grant programs, the Whole Kids Foundation is fostering opportunities to connect kids to the root of their food. A school garden, salad bar or beehive can help spark a child’s curiosity and teach them to love fresh, nutritious, whole foods. Bring the joy of a garden or beehive to your school – applications start Sunday, September 1 and close Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Salad Bar grant applications are accepted year-round. Learn more here.
2. Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2019
The Clif Bar Family Foundation awards small grants for projects focused on one of five priority areas, including creating a robust, healthy food system, increasing opportunities for outdoor activity, and building stronger communities – a great fit for school garden projects. These grants are awarded for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects. Learn more and apply here.
3. Get Schools Cooking Grants
Deadline: October 28, 2019
A program of Chef Ann Foundation, Get Schools Cooking (previously known as the School Food Support Initiative) provides school districts with the operational foundation necessary to transition their Food & Nutrition Service Departments from a heat & serve or processed model to one that is rooted in scratch cooking using real ingredients. Through Get Schools Cooking, food service teams are guided through an intensive, three-year program. Applications for the 2019 Cohort are now open. An information webinar is scheduled for Sept. 12. Learn more here.
4. Budding Botanist Grant
Deadline: November 8, 2019
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 early 2020, twelve grant packages will be awarded to schools across the United States. Three schools will be awarded a $2,250 package. Nine schools will be awarded a $1,250 package. Learn more and apply here