Grant 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 preformed 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.

The Herb Society of America – for elementary school classes grades 3 through 6. Deadline Oct 1, 2017.

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.

Rainscaping Large Scale Grants Program – MSD Project Clear, St. Louis. MSD seeks to continue to build partnerships with municipalities, local government agencies, schools, community development organizations, and private developers through the Rainscaping Large Scale Grants Program. MSD hopes to engage partners to identify joint opportunities to incorporate Rainscaping into ongoing programs and future redevelopment projects. Grant recipients will also be expected to work with the MSD Project Clear media relations team to engage the press and public during and/or at the completion of their funded project. Open call for applications August 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017.


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.

Forest ReLeaf of Missouri is now accepting applications for free 3-gallon trees through Project CommuniTree! Nonprofit and public planting projects should apply online or download and submit the application.

The 4th Annual Native Plant Expo at the Bottleworks in Maplewood will be happening on Saturday, September 23 from 9 AM-2 PM.

Recorded Workshop: Can we plant our way out of the pollinator crises? A collaborative research approach – by the Sustainability Science Lab.

Registration is now open for the 2017 St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour on September 16! Join STL Wild Ones and the St. Louis Audubon Society for this self-guided tour of West County locations, highlighting fall blooming plants. Early bird tickets ($15) are available until August 15.

The United People Market has been created by citizens of North St. Louis County and is now open for business! This new market offers fresh, healthy meats and vegetables to the community, and also provides a significant discount to SNAP users. Learn about their upcoming event or apply for a membership!


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