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Garden Grants for Schools

CHS Classroom Grant

Deadline: September 15, 2015
CHS and National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO) are offering five $1,500 classroom grants to teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade. The funds can be used for schoolyard or classroom gardens, animal science and other projects that educate K-12 students in general education classrooms about the source of their food, fiber and fuel. Learn more and apply here.

Target Accepting Applications for K-12 Field Trip Grants Program

Deadline:  September 30, 2015
Target Corporation is accepting applications from education professionals for the Target Field Trip Grants program, an annual program designed to expose K-12 students in the United States to museums, historical sites, and cultural organizations. More than 3,600 grants of up to $700 each will be awarded in January 2015.  Visit the Target website for complete program guidelines and access to the application form.

Captain Planet Foundation Grant

Deadline: September 30, 2015
The Captain Planet Foundation provides grants between $500 and $2,500 to school and community groups to support hands-on environmental projects. The objective of the foundation is to encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Learn more here.

Jamba Juice Grant from

Deadline: October 2, 2015
This year Jamba Juice, in partnership with, will offer 60 grants in two cycles. Programs will receive gardening equipment, curriculum, soil amendments, seeds, and plants to help create engaging nutrition and gardening experiences. Recipients will be selected based on plans to promote nutrition education, ideas for incorporating fruit and vegetable activities into the curriculum, and the ability to sustain the program over multiple years pop over here.

Public school teachers may post a project idea, materials needed, and how it will benefit his/her students on this website. Once you do people, companies, and foundations will have an opportunity to fund the project. The website is free for teachers to use and over 70% of projects get fully funded!

Thanks to Growing Minds of the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project for this list of grant opportunities! 

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