Help Finding Tower Garden Grants
Tower Gardens are a great way to teach math, English, and science in a classroom. But growing their own food right in their classroom will also teach kids healthy eating habits. Many funding organizations are interested in helping kids learn to eat better.
The first place to start to locate funding for a Tower Garden is with your school administration. Let your principal know that you’d like to seek funding for a Tower Garden in your classroom. Your principal may know of other teachers in your school who could use a Tower Garden. He or she might also check with school system administration for help locating and writing a grant. Administration might know of other schools in your system that would benefit from having Tower Gardens in classrooms. It can be easier to receive funding if school administration is involved and more than just one Tower Garden is requested.
Below is just a partial list of organizations by state along with national grant organizations. But your best option might be to do a Google search using your county name and ”health foundation education grant”. You might find a local organization that would be excited to support a Tower Garden in your classroom.
If you need a quote for a Tower Garden grant, would like help filling out a grant application, or locating a funding organization in your area, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your email the name of your school, the city and county where you school resides, and a little bit about the demographic of your area. For example: 40% of you students are on subsidized lunches. Also tell me if you’re a Tower Garden/Juice Plus Partner.
Kosciusko County, Indiana
K21 Health Foundation
August 1, February 1, May 1
May support 1 Tower Garden, but like ‘district-wide solve’. Work together with your school district.
Will want school administration involved.
Lake County, Indiana
Crown Point Community Foundation
Marshall County, Indiana
Marshall County Community Foundation
Elkhart County, Indiana
Community Foundation of Elkhart County
Superintendent must approve application
Well-born Baptist Foundation
Serving 14 counties in the southwest Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky area
The Alleghany Foundation
Strengthening Quality of Life
Grants available to the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia
The Gheens Foundation
Awards grants up to $10,000 to metropolitan Louisville area and in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes in Louisiana.
Sprouts Farmers Market
USDA: Farm to School Grant
Whole Kids Foundation
Garden Grant Program
Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Teaching garden grants available to schools in Greater New Orleans, Austin, Greater Ft. Lauderdale, the Gulf South, Greater Houston, Southern California, Las Vegas, Napa / Sonoma, Orlando, and Washington D.C.
American Heart Association
Teaching Gardens Network Grant Program
Whole Kids Foundation
Seed Your Future
A list of several funding options for K-12th grade gardens
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