Whole Kids Foundation Accepting Applications for School Garden Grant Program

In collaboration with FoodCorps, the Whole Kids Foundation is accepting applications for the School Garden Grant Program, which supports school garden projects that help students learn about complex topics such as nutrition and health, sustainability and conservation, food systems, and community awareness.

To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be a nonprofit K-12 school (public, private, or charter) and/or a 501(c)(3) organization that is developing or currently maintaining a garden project on school grounds with the goal of interesting children in fresh fruits and vegetables.

Garden projects may be at any stage of development (planning, construction, or operation). Priority will be given to both limited-resource communities and to projects that demonstrate strong buy-in from stakeholders as well as the ability to financially sustain the garden.

The foundation will only consider applications for school gardens in the United States (including its territories), the United Kingdom, and Canada. Grants will provide $2,000 for projects lasting a year and will be limited to one per school.

Applications will be accepted from September 1, 2013, until October 31, 2013.

See the Whole Kids Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and the online application form.