APPLICATIONS DUE BY:
December 15, 2016.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON:
January 13, 2017


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2017 YOUTH GARDEN GRANT

Since 1982, KidsGardening has awarded Youth Garden Grants to 5436 schools, nonprofits, and youth programs across the United States contributing over 2.9 million dollars in funding to youth gardening initiatives. The 2017 Youth Garden Grant is sponsored by KidsGardening’s generous donor base with contributions from AeroGrow International, Inc., Eartheasy, Fiskars Brands, Gardener’s Supply Company, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Nature Hills, and SmartPots.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 YOUTH GARDEN GRANT WINNERS

Twenty organizations have been selected from over 500 applications to receive award packages to help start new or expand existing youth garden programs. Click here to learn about the winners!

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY

The 2017 Youth Garden Grant is an award designed to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any nonprofit organization, public or private school, or youth program in the United States planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18 is eligible to apply. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability.

GRANT PACKAGES

A total of 20 programs will be awarded.

Top 5 programs will receive award packages valued at $750 that include:

  • 3 Autumn Bliss Raspberry Plants from Nature Hills
  • 3 Natchez Blackberry Plants from Nature Hills
  • 2 Harvest Elite AeroGardens from Miracle-Gro AeroGarden
  • 1 Super-Slim Lightweight Hose from Gardener’s Supply Company
  • 1 Water Nozzle from Dramm Corporation
  • 1 Smartpot Growing Bag
  • 1 Natural Cedar Raised Bed from Eartheasy
  • 1 Hand Tool Package from Fiskars Brands, Inc.
  • High Mowing Seeds
  • $50 Gardener’s Supply Company Gift Certificate
  • KidsGardening.org Curriculum Package

15 programs will receive award packages valued at $500 that include:

  • 1 Autumn Bliss Raspberry Plants from Nature Hills
  • 1 Natchez Blackberry Plants from Nature Hills
  • 1 Super-Slim Lightweight Hose from Gardener’s Supply Company
  • 1 Water Nozzle from Dramm Corporation
  • 1 Smartpot Growing Bag
  • 1 Natural Cedar Raised Bed from Eartheasy
  • 1 Hand Tool Package from Fiskars Brands, Inc.
  • High Mowing Seeds
  • $50 Gardener’s Supply Company Gift Certificate
  • KidsGardening.org Curriculum Package

 

NOTIFICATION AND AWARD FULFILLMENT

Winners will be notified via email on January 13, 2017. A list of winners will also be posted on KidsGardening.org on that date. Awards will be distributed in February 2017.

REPORTING REQUIREMENT

Grant awardees will be required to report on their garden’s progress within six months of receiving the award. These reports help NGA determine the overall impact of the grant program and gather ongoing support for youth gardening. If you do not feel that you will be able to comply with these reporting requirements, please do not apply. Recipients who do not complete these requirements will not be eligible to apply for future awards.

Reporting requirements include:

  • 5-10 digital images of the school garden
  • Parental release forms to accompany images of children
  • Completion of an online survey
  • Provide an updated overview of the garden program

GRANT APPLICATION TECHNICAL SUPPORT

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