Funding Opportunities

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  • SeedMoney

    Due Date: November 12, 2017

    Summary:
    SeedMoney challenges you to raise money for your garden and they'll match up to $600. Food garden projects can also win $200 without any crowdfunding requirements. Apply by November 12.

    Contact:
    https://seedmoney.org/apply/

    Whole Kids Foundation US Gardens Grant Program

    Due Date: November 15, 2017

    Summary:
    Apply by November 15th to win a grant of $2,000 to support a new or existing edible garden at your K-12 school, non-profit working in partnership with a school, or non-profit.

    Contact:
    https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/schools/programs/school-garde...


    Funding Opportunities with no specific due date:

    Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program (Free cabbage plants)

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    Note: This opportunity repeats each year. Check the web site for specific due dates and timelines for each year.

    The 3rd Grade Cabbage Program promotes a love of gardening through growing cabbage plants. 3rd Grade Teachers should register on the program website for free cabbage plants, delivered from the closest Bonnie Plants growing station. Registration deadlines and delivery times vary by location. Teachers can submit a photo and measurements of a child's cabbage to be considered for the state scholarship. A $1,000 scholarship is given to a winner in each state. If necessary, parents may submit entries for their children.

    Contact:

    http://bonniecabbageprogram.com/

    Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools (LMSB2S) launched in 2010 with the mission of donating salad bars to U.S. schools so that every child has daily access to fresh fruits and vegetables. This healthy school lunch initiative was founded by Food Family Farming Foundation (now the Chef Ann Foundation), National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, United Fresh Produce Association Foundation, and Whole Foods Market in support of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Initiative. LMSB2S awards salad bar packages to help school districts expand their commitment to serving fresh fruits and vegetables. Schools use the grants (approx. $2,800 value) to implement salad bars as part of their daily meal programs. As a managing partner of LMSB2S, the Chef Ann Foundation helps school districts through the application, fundraising, and fulfillment processes. They also provide planning and implementation resources for Salad Bars at The Lunch Box. Any district or independent school participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is eligible to apply. To qualify for a Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools grant, you must offer the salad bar as part of the reimbursable meal served in your district. The 6-foot, five-well salad bar package is appropriate for locations that serve at least 100 reimbursable meals daily.

    Contact:

    http://www.saladbars2schools.org/get-a-salad-bar/schools/

    Project Produce Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The Chef Ann Foundation has teamed up with Skoop, a superfoods company committed to bringing the health benefits of superfoods to every American. Together we have launched Project Produce: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools. These $2,500 grants assist schools in expanding students' palates, and encouraging increased consumption of and exposure to fresh produce through engagement in lunchroom education activities that encourage students to taste new vegetables and fruits offered either in a dish, cooked, or raw. The goal of Project Produce is to provide funds to support the food cost of these activities which are designed to touch every child. Offering these events to all kids whether they bring or buy lunch requires additional funds. Project Produce grants can help you fill that gap. Any district or independent school participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is eligible to apply. There is no deadline for this grant program; grants will be determined on an ongoing basis depending on available funding.

    Contact:

    http://www.chefannfoundation.org/programs/project-produce/

    The Interface Environmental Foundation

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    Honorariums for Interface speakers are payable to the Interface Environmental Foundation. These funds are "recycled" into worthwhile environmental initiatives and grants to organizations focused on environmental education. The Interface Environmental Education Grant program funds environmental education projects to schools nominated by Interface employees. The program awards $1,000 grants for classroom projects teaching environmental awareness and responsibility. In 2013, the program gave a total of $22,000 in grants to schools in the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. Since the Grant program started in 1999, the Foundation has awarded a total of $243,000 in grants. If you are a teacher and would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact your local Interface office by visiting interface.com or contact Alice.Harrison@interface.com.

    Contact:
    Alice.Harrison@interface.com
    http://www.interfaceglobal.com/Company/Foundation.aspx

    The Kitchen Community: Apply for a Learning Garden

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    NOTE: Within Illinois, the only schools which may currently apply for a Kitchen Community Learning Garden are in the Chicago Public Schools system. See the Kitchen Community website for a list of eligible communities outside of IL.

    The purpose of Learning Gardens is to connect kids to real food through outdoor learning and experiential play. Learning Gardens are 21st century learning environments that support a diverse array of lesson-plans and activities in Science, Engineering, Art and Math. The Kitchen Community awards Learning Gardens based on a number of factors, including strength of Garden Team, plans for garden use, student demographics, and location. Schools or community organizations may apply. To ensure that your organization receives the maximum benefit from your Learning Garden, the Kitchen Community requires that you form a Garden Team that will lead the garden planning, installation, and maintenance processes. This team will be responsible for integrating the garden into the organization's environment and overseeing the addition of art projects and activities in the garden. The most successful applications will have input from a well-rounded Garden Team. See the Kitchen Community web site for full details.

    Contact:

    https://thekitchencommunity.org/apply-for-a-learning-garden/