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AHA improves the health and well-being of Wake County residents by facilitating and supporting community initiatives.

Garden/Outdoor Learning Grants

plantingNC Beautiful Windows of Opportunity Grant

Deadline: November 30, 2014

Let NC Beautiful help with financial support and encouragement as you develop your ideas. Since 1999, NC Beautiful, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has provided K-12 teachers across North Carolina with resources to develop educational programs that enhance and support the Common Core & Essential Standards. Through the Windows of Opportunity competitive grant, teachers are rewarded for their innovation and creativity as they promote environmental stewardship with their students to improve appreciation of the environment, and, in turn, the beauty of our State. Youth Garden Grants
Deadline: December 5, 2014, a resource of the National Gardening Association (NGA), awards Youth Garden Grants to schools and community organizations throughout the U.S. with child-centered garden programs. Applicant schools and organizations must plan to garden with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. Twenty programs will receive a $500 gift certificate to the Gardening with Kids online store. Each winning program will also receive a tool package from Ames, plant starts from Bonnie Plants, and seed donations. The top ten winners will receive a raised bed from New England Arbors. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and education related to the environment, health and nutrition issues, character education, and entrepreneurship in the United States.

Sow It Forward Garden Grants Program

Deadline: January 9, 2015

Sow It Forward is the grants and partnership program of Kitchen Gardeners International. The grant is for nonprofit causes or organizations (schools, 501c3s, food banks, community gardens, colleges, libraries, prisons, senior programs, etc.) interested in starting or expanding food garden projects that are of general benefit to their community. The grants provide a combination of cash, supplies, and information resources.

Are you a public school teacher with a project idea for your classroom? Post your project idea, materials needed, and how it will benefit your students on this website. Once you do people, companies, and foundations will have an opportunity to fund your project. The website is free for teachers to use and over 70% of projects get fully funded!

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