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KidsGardening.org: Eat. Learn. Live. and Grow Grant

Deadline: August 31, 2016

The 2016 Eat. Learn. Live. and Grow Grant sponsored by Chartwells K12 in partnership with KidsGardening.org offers funding for schools seeking to enhance their curriculum and offer food and nutrition education through an edible garden program. Any school planning a new or expanding an established garden program is eligible to apply. The selection of winners will be based on demonstrated or potential program impact and sustainability in addition to how well the program connects to the theme “How Do You Eat. Learn. Live. and Grow?”

Amount: A total of 18 grants will be awarded. Grants include:

Fifteen grant packages valued at $1,000 to be distributed to new and existing school garden programs. The packages will include:

  • $900 check to purchase plants, soil, and garden equipment and tools
  • $100 KidsGardening curriculum package
  • Chartwells Eat. Learn. Live. materials

Two grant packages valued at $2,500 for the top applicant with an existing school garden program. The packages will include:

  • $2,400 check to purchase plants, soil, and garden equipment and tools
  • $100 KidsGardening curriculum package
  • Chartwells Eat. Learn. Live. materials

One grant package valued at $5,000 for the top applicant proposing a new school garden program. The package will include:

  • $4,900 check to purchase plants, soil, and garden equipment and tools
  • $100 KidsGardening curriculum package

Chartwells Eat. Learn. Live. materials: In addition to the award packages, winners will be invited to attend a special webinar series conducted by experts at KidsGardening.org and sponsored by Chartwells K12. Participants will also be able to share experiences and gain additional support through a special Eat. Learn. Live. and Grow Forum designed to provide individualized assistance and ensure the success of each school garden program.

Eligibility: Public or private schools serving students in grades K-12.

Link: http://www.kidsgardening.org/chartwells-eat-learn-live-and-grow-grant/

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