Grant Resources

Annie’s Grants for Gardens provides grants for edible school gardens located in the US. The application are due in November.  (For school gardens)

Captain Planet Foundation invests in STEM programs that empower youth to become environmental change-makers. Application periods typically run from July-January or January-July. (For school gardens)  

Clif Bar Family Foundation awards grants to protect the Earth, create a healthy food system, increase opportunities for outdoor activity, and build stronger communities. Applications are reviewed three times a year; the deadlines are in  February, June, and October.

The FruitGuys Community Fund provides grants up to $5,000 to small American farms and agricultural nonprofits for sustainability projects that positively affect the environment and local food system.  The deadline is in January.

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation is an international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruit tree to alleviate world hunger.  They provide orchard donations to nonprofits, NGOs, public schools or government entities serving a charitable purpose.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and remain on file until there is an opportunity to award an orchard.

Kids Gardening Gro More Grassroots Grant is open to all nonprofit organizations in the US planning to install or expand existing gardens or green spaces.  Applications are due by mid-February.

Missouri Prairie Foundation awards several grants to help fund establishment of a public prairie garden or planting. The deadline to apply is in March.

Nature Conservancy: Nature Works Everywhere offers grants of $2,000 – for up to 50 public or charter schools across the United States – for projects that implement green infrastructure to address local environmental challenges.  Applications must be submitted by October. (For school gardens)

The Pollination Project supports passionate people working towards social change and awards grants of up to $1,000. Application deadline is in October.

Project Learning Tree’s GreenWorks grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations working on environmental service-learning projects. Applicants must attend PLT workshop (in-person or online) before applying.  Annual deadline is in September. (For school gardens)

STL Wild Ones Native Landscaping Grant  provides modest grants for schools and other nonprofit organizations for landscaping projects incorporating native plants in an educational setting. — website is down for maintenance

USDA Farm to School Grant Program awards up to $5 million each year in competitive grant funding to support efforts that improve access to local foods in schools.  Grant applications are due in December.

Walmart Community Giving Program supports needs of communities by providing grants of $250 – $2,500.  The deadline to apply is in December.

Wild Ones Seeds for Education Grant Program awards funding to schools and other  nonprofit places of learning for native plants. Cash awards range from $100-500; successful grants are eligible for discounts on seeds, plants, etc. Grant applications are due in October.

Whole Kids Foundation’s Gardens Grant Program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to support a new or existing edible garden at either a school, a nonprofit working with a school, or nonprofit organization. Applications close in October. (For school gardens)