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School Garden Grant Program


Sponsored by Whole Kids Foundation and FoodCorps

Contact:Nona Evans
Whole Kids Foundation
550 Bowie St.
Austin, TX 78703

Description:The School Garden Grant Program is a collaboration between the Whole Kids Foundation and FoodCorps. A school garden is a vital educational tool because every seed planted sprouts a new opportunity for youth to cultivate healthful eating habits. Teaching youth to garden helps them learn about complex topics such as sustainability and conservation, food systems, and community awareness.

To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit kindergarten through grade 12 school or 501(c)(3) organization that is developing or currently maintaining a garden project on school grounds that will engage children with fresh fruits and vegetables. Garden projects may be at any stage of development including planning, construction, or operation. In selecting grant recipients, priority will be given to both limited-resource communities and projects that demonstrate strong buy-in from stakeholders, as well as demonstrating ability to financially sustain the garden.
Eligibility:Private, Charter, Public, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s):Grants of $2,000 are awarded.
Deadline(s):Applications are accepted September 1 through October 31, 2016.
Focus:Community Involvement, Environmental Education, Underserved Populations
Grade Level(s):K-2, 3-5, 6-8, Higher Ed, Adult, 9-12
Content Area(s): Science
21st Century
Themes and Skills:
Environmental Literacy
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