Have a budding or blossoming gardening program at your childcare organization? You may be eligible for the 2018 Youth Gardening Grant!
"Since 1982, KidsGardening has awarded Youth Garden Grants to 5456 schools, nonprofits, and youth programs across the United States contributing over 2.9 million dollars in funding to youth gardening initiatives."
Are You Eligible to Apply?
"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. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability."
A total of 25 programs will be awarded, with the top 5 receiving packages valued at $1600. Additionally, recipients will become members of the KidsGardening Fellows Program, with access to a variety of opportunities and personalized guidance from KidsGardening education specialists.
To apply, please provide:
- 5-10 digital images of the school garden
- Parental release forms to accompany images of children
- Completion of an online survey
- An updated overview of the garden program
Applications are due December 8, 2017
Learn more and apply here.