GREEN SCHOOLS GRANTS

Wild Ones Seeds for Education Grant Program
Open period: July 1 through Oct 15 
Amount: Under $500
Funds are available for plants and seeds.

Captain Planet Foundation Grants
Cycle 1: Open July 1 - Jan 15
Cycle 2: Open Jan 16 - July 15
Amount: $500 to $2,500
Activities to be funded must be project-based, performed by youth, and have real environmental outcomes.

Target K-12 School Field Trip Grants
Open period: Aug 1 - Oct 1 
Amount: Up to $700
For K-12 schools nationwide to fund class field trips that connect classroom learning with out-of-school experiences.  Field trip must occur before end of current school year.

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom Grants
Open period for Garden Grant: Aug 1 (until funds run out)
Open period for Teacher Grant: Aug 1 - Oct 1 (only 1st 40 accepted)
Amount: $500
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom offers both school garden grants and teacher grants. Teacher Grants are available to general education teachers, kindergarten through 12th grade, and agricultural science teachers who would like to implement agriculture-related classroom or schoolyard projects.

Pets in the Classroom Grants
Open period: Aug 1 - June 1
Amount: Gift cards or rebates up to $125
Teachers can receive gift cards or rebates to help fund classroom pets.

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant Program
Fall open period: Aug 7 (until funds run out)
Spring open period: Dec 18 - Feb 9 (or until funds run out) 
Amount: $2,000 to $5,000
Preference for funding requests that have the greatest impact with priority given to projects that provide basic necessities.

BirdSleuth School Garden Grant
Open period: Aug 21 - Oct 8
Amount: $500-$2,000
Awarded by Cornell Lab of Ornithology to ten U.S. teachers who are working to bring STEM and healthy living from the garden to the classroom. Funds may be used for building or school garden revitalization, with preference to bird, pollinator, native habitat, rain, and other natural projects.  

National Wildlife Federation
Deadline: Rolling (By September 1st or sooner if planning a fall planting or giveaway event.)
Amount: Native tree seedlings
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) provides free native tree seedlings to NWF partners (including Schoolyard Habitats and Eco-Schools) who in turn plant them through local restoration projects.

Whole Foods US School Garden Grant
Open period: Sept 1 - Oct 31
Amount: $2,000
In partnership with FoodCorps, provides grants to a K-12 school, or a non-profit working in partnership with a K-12 school, to support a new or existing edible garden on school grounds.

Whole Foods Honey Bee Grant Program
Application open: Sept 1
Letter of Intent (LOI) closed: Oct 31 (5 pm CST)
Full application closed: Nov 15 (5 pm CST)
Amount: $1,500
Allows for a K-12 school or non-profit organization to receive support for an educational honey bee hive.

Green Thumb Challenge Grant
Deadline: Sept 30 
Amount: $500
Provided through Green Education Foundation to support ongoing sustainability of exceptional youth garden programs.

Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Grant
Deadline: September 30
Amount: Up to $1,000
Grants must be completed in one year, must involve service learning, must exemplify student voice, must involve a community partner, must secure 50% matched funds, and applicant must have completed PLT workshop or be a recognized GSRP Green School.

Association of American Educators Classroom Grant Application
Fall deadline: Oct 1
Spring deadline: March 1
Amount: Up to $500
These grants are provided to help fund classroom materials.

Toshiba America Foundation Grant, Grades K-5
Deadline: Oct 1
Amount: $1,000
Grants are provided to fund project-based learning in science and mathematics in K-5 classrooms.

Toshiba America Foundation Grants, Grades 6-12
Deadlines: Nov 1 & June 1 (requests over $5,000); Rolling deadline for requests under $5,000.
Grants are provided to fund projects that make science and math more engaging in 6-12 classrooms.  See list of previously funded projects for examples.

Nature Conservancy Nature Works Everywhere Grants
Deadline: Nov 3
Amount: $2,000
Grants awarded to public and charter schools to fund student-led "projects that implement green infrastructure to address local environmental challenges. These include: access to healthy food, air quality, heat island effect, climate change, and storm water collection." 

KidsGardening Youth Garden Grants
Deadline: Dec 8
Amount: Up to $1,000 (garden package up to $1600 in value)
Funding for school gardens.

Celebrate Urban Birds Mini Grants
Deadline: Dec 31
Amount: Up to $750
Mini grants from Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help fund events involving the arts, gardening, community participation, and Celebrate Urban Birds citizen science projects. 

Walmart Foundation Community Grants
Open period: Feb 1 - Dec 31
Amount: $250-$2,500
Areas of giving include Sustainability and Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating.  Schools applying should be in the service area of the Walmart store from which they are requesting funds.

Alternative Fuel Foundation Grant Program
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: Typically $250 to $500
Projects that will be favored for funding promote the concept and use of alternative fuels or sustainability.

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation "Fruit Tree 101" Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: Donation of trees (20+), materials, installation, and onsite curriculum.
Provides sustainable fruit tree orchards to public and nonprofit schools with suitable locations. 

Youth Pollinator Gardens Grant
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: Up to $200
Sponsored by National Garden Clubs for schools working with local Garden Clubs for pollinator garden projects and/or educational educational materials teaching the vital importance of pollinators.  

 

 


 For more information about the Green Schools Program, please call or email Lauren Butcher at lbutcher2013@fau.edu or (561) 686-6600