NGA Grant and Award Reports: Garden Impacts and Benefits
NGA’s grant and award programs are funded by generous corporations and foundations that share NGA's vision of a greener future and belief in the powerful impact gardening programs can have on the mental, physical, and psychological health of individuals. Beginning with 50 Youth Garden Grants in 1982, NGA has delivered 9,596 grants and awards worth approximately $3.96 million, reaching an estimated 1.6 million young gardeners.
Educators and youth leaders have always provided NGA with meaningful and inspiring anecdotal accounts of how gardening boosts kids' interest in school and learning, improves their attitudes about eating healthful foods and caring for the environment, helps them develop social skills and self-esteem, and gives them a feeling of community spirit. NGA now captures quantitative data to back up these moving and powerful stories.
2012 Program Winners:
2013 Jamba Juice "It's All About the Fruit and Veggies" Winners! »
2013 Mantis Grant Winners! »
Now Announcing 2012 Syngenta IPM in School Gardens Grant Winners! »
2012 Midwest Garden Grant Winners! »
2012 Healthy Sprouts Winners! »
2012 Youth Garden Grant Winners! »
2012 Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant Winners »