Grants & Opportunities
Looking for a Grant to expand your school or community garden? There are a number of opportunities available to the public from local, regional, and state organizations:
Captain Planet Foundation – The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million, for projects that are performed by youth and have real environmental outcomes. Recurring deadlines: September 30th- typically for spring and summer projects. January 31st- typically for fall and winter projects.
STL Wild Ones Native Landscaping Grant – modest grants for schools, places of worship, and other non-profit organizations for landscaping projects incorporating native plants in an educational setting.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) FY 2018 Farm to School Request for Applications is now open. The 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. Applicants may apply for a planning, implementation, or training grant, with award amounts ranging from $20,000-$100,000. Grant applications are due on December 8, 2017.
Wal-mart Community Grant Program – Through the Community Grant Program, Wal-mart associates are proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations. Eligible organizations may request grants of $250 -$2,500. The 2017 grant cycle begins Feb 1 and the application deadline is December 31, 2017. Please visit their website to learn more.
On the Grapevine: What’s Happening around STL?
From amazing projects to upcoming events, we’ll do our best to share interesting news with you here:
Feedback the Bees Learn more about this one-year study of local bees being conducted by Saint Louis University with support from Missouri Department of Conservation in St. Louis’ 23rd Ward and Holly Hills neighborhoods. From findings to impact, this project is an interesting read from start to finish.
Recorded Workshop: Can we plant our way out of the pollinator crises? A collaborative research approach – by the Sustainability Science Lab.
Rolling Ridge Nursery has just announced their PreSeason Gardening Expo will be held on February 10 in 2018. Please visit their Facebook Event page to learn more as updates become available! Rolling Ridge Nursery is located at 60 N. Gore Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119.