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There are several grants that your school can apply to in order to fund your Woolly School Garden!
Below is a list of websites which update their list of available grants for school gardens, as well as a list
of ongoing school garden grants. Try not to get overwhelmed—you can find a grant that fits your school
and go for it!


                                           Grant Directories
These directories update their list of garden grants on an ongoing basis. Check back on these websites
for current opportunities.

Garden ABC’s
http://www.gardenabcs.com/Grants.html

Green Education Foundation
http://www.greeneducationfoundation.org/

GrowtoLearn List of National Resources
http://www.growtolearn.org/view/nationalfunding

Grant Wrangler
http://www.grantwrangler.com/

Kids Gardening
http://www.kidsgardening.org/grants.asp

San Diego Master Gardeners
http://www.mastergardenerssandiego.org/schools/grants.php

San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance
http://sfgreenschools.org/resources/grants-grant-writing/

California School Garden Network
http://www.csgn.org/page.php?id=30

California Regional Environmental Education Community
http://www.creec.org/stories/storyReader$61




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                                         Ongoing Grants
Please take note that the dates below reflect the 2011-2012 school year. Most dates will be similar, but
some may change.


Featured Grant: Whole Kids Foundation
School garden grant applications will be accepted through 5pm CST, December 31, 2011. Learn more
about the application process and apply for a school garden grant.

Varies (beginning March 2 and rolling until end of October): The Build-A-Bear® Workshop
Foundation
Literacy and education grants to help children are awarded throughout the year for specific programs
with measurable outcomes. We desire to provide support for children in literacy and education
programs such as summer reading programs, early childhood education programs and literacy
programs for children with special needs. Grants range from $1,000 - $10,000. Average grant is
$1,500; http://www.buildabear.com/shopping/contents/content.jsp?catId=400002&id=700012

September 1: The Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant
The Herb Society of America (HSA) is accepting applications for its Donald Samull Classroom Herb
Garden Grant. Public or private school teachers in grades 3-6 with a minimum class size of 15 students
are eligible to apply. Five schools will each receive four Prepara® Power Plant pro indoor soil-less
gardening stations, plus educational materials from the HSA to use in the classroom. Each gardening
station will include the unit, grow sponge, nutrient, seeds and lamp. Four schools or classrooms will
receive $200 in "seed money" to establish an outdoor herb garden. The funds may be used for supplies
such as soil, plant trays, containers, child or youth sized tools, etc. The HSA will provide seeds and
educational materials; http://herbsociety.org/resources/samull-grant.html

September 10: Bonnie Plant Farm
Each year, Bonnie Plant Farms provides free cabbage plants for 3rd grade classes so the students can
take plants (with instructions) home to grow. The class can compete for the ―best (in size and maturity)
cabbage plant and the teacher can nominate one student per class for a $1,000 state scholarship
drawing. Contact: Bonnie Plant Farm, 1727 Hwy 223, Union Springs, AL 36089;
http://www.bonnieplants.com/CabbageProgram/RegisterYour3rdGradeClass/tabid/163/Default.aspx

September 15: Do Something After-School Grants
Do Something and JCPenney have teamed up to support youth-led after-school programs and projects
across the United States. The program partners will award ten grants of $500 each and five grand-prize
grants of $1,000 each to young people who have started after-school activities that help youth in their
community. Each winner will also receive a limited-edition Flirtitude Tote. To be eligible to apply, the
project must have been started by a young person who provides after-school activities to help youth in
the community; aashton@DoSomething.org; http://www.dosomething.org/grants/afterschool

September 30: GreenWorks! Grants
Project Learning Tree® (PLT), an award-winning national environmental education program for pre-K-
12 educators and their students, is providing up to $1,000 for schools and youth organizations that
propose environmental service-learning projects. GreenWorks! encourages students to “learn by doing”
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through community action projects that improve an aspect of their school or their neighborhood’s
environment. Some examples of past grant projects include energy conservation, habitat restoration,
and watershed improvement; http://www.plt.org/applyforagrant

September 30: Captain Planet Foundation
Captain Planet Foundation supports hands-on environmental projects for children and youth. The
objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world
individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.
Most grants range between $250 - $2,500 (organic gardens are funded no more than $500 and adopt-
a-streams are funded no more than $400). Grants are accepted quarterly with deadlines of March 31,
June 30, September 30 and December 31. Once you apply, there is a four month review process.
Please keep this in mind for season programs. Contact: Taryn Murphy at tarynm@captainplanetfdn.org;
http://captainplanetfoundation.org/default.aspx?pid=3&tab=apply

September 30: Northrop Grumman Grants
The Northrop Grumman Corporation supports communities throughout the United States, particularly
where its employees live and work, with financial, in-kind and volunteer resources. Through its
Contributions Program, the company seeks to address critical issues and needs by providing financial
assistance to accredited schools and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. The company focuses a
substantial portion of its contributions on programs which address education, services for veterans and
the military, health and human services, and the environment. Northrop Grumman reviews grant
requests two times per year. Grant requests submitted by April 30 will be reviewed by May 30. Grant
requests submitted by September 30 will be reviewed by October 30. Organizations may only submit a
request for financial assistance one time in a calendar year. For more information, visit
http://www.northropgrumman.com/corporate-responsibility/corporate-citizenship/contribution-
guidelines.html

September 30: Kids In Need Teacher Grants
An annual initiative of the Kids In Need Foundation, the Kids In Need Teacher Grants program provides
grants to K-12 educators working to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students. The
grants are funded by retail and education credit union sponsors. Teacher grant applications will be
judged according to a rubric that emphasizes innovativeness and merit, clarity of objectives, replication
feasibility, suitability of evaluation methods, and cost effectiveness. Projects may qualify for funding if
they make creative use of common teaching aids, approach the curriculum from an imaginative angle,
or tie non-traditional concepts together for the purpose of illustrating commonalities. All certified K-12
teachers in the U.S. are eligible to apply. The foundation does not fund preschool projects. Teacher
grant awards range from $100 to $500. Typically, two hundred to three hundred grants are awarded
each year. The program's retail and credit union sponsors make the grant applications available at their
outlets during the back-to-school season. Applications from the sponsors are also available on the Kids
In Need Foundation Web site. Visit the Kids In Need Foundation Web site for complete program
guidelines, project ideas, and applications; http://www.kinf.org/grants/index.php

October 1: Toshiba America Foundation
Toshiba America Foundation is a non-profit grantmaking organization that has been supporting
improvements in science and math education through its grants program since 1990. The Foundation
was created by Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America, Inc. and the Toshiba America Group
companies, world leaders in high technology products. Teacher/School Eligibility: Any K-5 teacher in a
public or private (non-profit) school is eligible. Grants will be awarded to the teacher’s school and will be
restricted for use by the teacher in his/her classroom. Only one application per teacher is allowed.
Project Eligibility:

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      Projects must advance the teacher’s science and math teaching units in grades K-5.
      Projects must occur during the school day (Before-school, after-school or take home projects
       are not eligible).
      Projects must be completed by May 1st so that a final report can be submitted by May 15th.
       Projects should take place over at least three class sessions.
      Projects should not be based solely on the purchase of a pre-packaged kit.

Contact: Program Office - TAF 1251 Ave of the Americas, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10020; (212) 596-
0620; foundation@tai.toshiba.com; http://www.toshiba.com/tafpub/jsp/home/default.jsp

October 14 or first 1500 applications: Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant Program
This Foundation’s primary focus is to support local, grassroots community projects, which include
community and public school improvement projects and education scholarships for trade disciplines.
TOOLBOX FOR EDUCATION® This grant program provides parent groups with financial tools to help
improve their children’s schools. Grant awards of up to $5,000 support school improvement projects at
public schools nationwide. Since 2006, through Toolbox for Education, the Lowe’s Charitable and
Educational Foundation has donated nearly $10 million to more than 2,000 K-12 schools, benefitting
over one million schoolchildren. Lowe’s will donate $5 million to public schools and public school parent
teacher groups - at more than 1,000 different public schools per school year;
http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/

October 15: Seeds for Education
This grant is sponsored by Wild Ones, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the use of natural
landscaping with native plant species as an ecologically better alternative to traditional landscaping
practices. Schools, nature centers and other non-profit and not-for-profit places of learning in the USA,
including houses of worship, with a site available for this stewardship project may apply for an SFE
grant annually. Project goals should focus on the enhancement and development of an appreciation for
nature using native plants. Projects must emphasize involvement of students and volunteers in all
phases of development and increase the educational value of the site. Funds ranging between $100 -
$500 will be provided for the purchase of native plants and seeds only. Contact: Wild Ones Natural
Landscapers P. O. Box 1274, Appleton, WI 54912-1274; (877) 394-9453; sfedirector@for-wild.org;
http://www.for-wild.org/seedmony.html

October 15: K-8 Public School Educators Invited to Apply for NEA Foundation-Nickelodeon Big
Help Grants
Sponsored by Nickelodeon and the NEA Foundation, NEA Foundation-Nickelodeon Big Help Grants
are available in the form of Student Achievement grants of up to $5,000 forK-8 public school educators
in the United States. The Big Help Grants program is dedicated to the development and
implementation of ideas, techniques, and approaches to addressing four key concerns: environmental
awareness, health and wellness, students' right to a quality public education, and active community
involvement. The grants target these four concerns as areas of great promise in helping 21st century
students develop a sense of global awareness that encourages and enables them to make a difference
in their world. The application process is the same as for the NEA Foundation's Student Achievement
grants. Applicants should specify that their request is for the Big Help Grants program in their
application. Visit the NEA Foundation Web site for complete program information;
http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/educators/grant-programs/student-achievement-grants/

October 17: The Shell Science Teaching Award
A partnership between Shell Oil Company and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), this
award recognizes one outstanding classroom teacher (grades K–12) who has had a positive impact on
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his or her students, school, and the community through exemplary science teaching. The recipient will
receive $10,000. The recipient and the two finalists will each receive an all-expense-paid trip to attend
the NSTA National Conference on Science Education. During the conference, they will be honored at
the Awards Banquet. The recipient will also be recognized at the Teacher Awards Banquet. The 10
semifinalists will receive certificates of distinction. Shell Science Teaching Award, NSTA 1840 Wilson
Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000; awards@nsta.org; http://www.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/Shell.pdf

October 17: UnitedHealth HEROES Service-Learning Grants
The UnitedHealth HEROES program is a service-learning, health literacy initiative developed by
UnitedHealthcare and YSA. The program awards grants to help youth, ages 5-25, create and
implement local, hands-on programs to fight childhood obesity. Each grant engages participating youth
in service-learning, an effective teaching and learning strategy that supports student learning, academic
achievement, and workplace readiness. The grants encourage semester-long projects that launch on
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 16, 2012) and culminate on Global Youth Service Day
(April 20-22, 2012). Schools, service-learning coordinators, non-profits, and students in the health
professions located in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply for the $500-$1,000
grants; http://www.ysa.org/heroes

November 1: American Honda Foundation
The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and
philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative,
creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education
with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in
addition to the environment; http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf

November 11: Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics Grants for Grades
PreK–5 Teachers
The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) channels the generosity of contributors through the creation
and funding of grants, awards, honors, and other projects that support the improvement of mathematics
teaching and learning. The purpose of this grant is to increase the breadth and depth of the
mathematics content knowledge of one elementary school teacher who has a demonstrated
commitment to mathematics teaching and learning. The applicant must have the support of the school
principal in becoming a mathematics teacher-leader within her or his school or district. For the 2012–
2013 school year, grants with a maximum of $6,000 each will be awarded. Only one teacher per school
may receive the award. The desired outcome of the funded project is the development of an elementary
school mathematics teacher with mathematics content expertise;
http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=1310

November 11: Improving Students’ Use of Geometry Grants
The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) channels the generosity of contributors through the creation
and funding of grants, awards, honors, and other projects that support the improvement of mathematics
teaching and learning. The purpose of this grant is to develop activities that will enable students to
better appreciate and understand some aspect of geometry that is consistent with the Principles and
Standards for School Mathematics of NCTM. For 2012–2013, grants with a maximum of $4,000 each
will be awarded to persons currently teaching at the grades Pre-K–8 level. The project should include
applications of geometry to, for example, art, literature, music, architecture, nature, or some other
relevant area; http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=1324

November 30: “Angela” Award
This award honors one female student in grades 5–8, who is involved in or has a strong connection to
science. The award has been established in honor of Gerry Wheeler, Executive Director Emeritus, and
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his outstanding dedication to NTSA and lifelong commitment to science education. Eligibility: Any
female student in grades 5–8 who is a resident of the United States, US Territories, or Canada, and is
enrolled in full time public, private, or home school. NSTA employees, NSTA Board and Council
members, award judges, and their immediate families are NOT eligible to apply. Award: $1,000 US EE
Savings Bond or Canadian Savings Bond purchased for the equivalent issue price. The awardee will be
honored at the Teacher Awards Banquet at NSTA's National Conference;
http://www.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/Angela.pdf

November 30: Delta Education/Frey-Neo/CPO Science Education Awards for Excellence in
Inquiry-based Science Teaching
The Delta Education/Frey-Neo/CPO Science Awards for Excellence in Inquiry-based Science Teaching
will recognize and honor three (3) full-time PreK–12 teachers of science who successfully use inquiry-
based science to enhance teaching and learning in their classroom. Eligibility: Pre-K–12 teachers.
Award: $1,500 towards expenses to attend the NSTA National Conference, and $1,500 for the
awardee; http://www.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/Delta.pdf

November 30: Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers
The Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers provides selected K–12 teachers (up to
25) in their first five years of teaching with funds to attend the annual National Conference on Science
Education. Award recipients will be mentored, tracked, and provided with continuing opportunities for
meaningful involvement with NSTA and its activities. Eligibility: To be eligible, a teacher must be within
the first five years full-time at the time of application and be an NSTA member in good standing; to the
extent possible, recipients must have been a student member of NSTA as a preservice teacher.
Award: The award consists of up to $1,000 to be used to attend the annual National Conference;
recipients will be invited to attend a variety of workshops and presentations that are of particular
interest to new teachers at the annual National Conference;
http://www.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/NewTeacher.pdf

November 30: Sylvia Shugrue Award for Elementary School Teachers
This award honors one elementary school teacher who has established (or is establishing) an
interdisciplinary, inquiry-based lesson plan. The lesson plan will fully reference sources of information
and any relevant National Science Education Standards and benchmarks found in the Atlas of Science
Literacy. Eligibility: Elementary school teachers (grades K–6); applicants must be a full-time teacher
with a minimum of five years of experience. Award: The award consists of $1,000 and up to $500 to
attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education; the recipient of the award will be honored
during the Awards Banquet at the NSTA Conference; http://www.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/Shugrue.pdf

November 30: Zula International–NSTA Early Science Educator Award
The Zula International–NSTA Early Science Educator Awards will recognize and honor two (2) full-time
Pre-K–2 teachers who successfully use innovative inquiry-based science to enhance science teaching
and learning in their classroom. Eligibility: Pre-K–2 teachers with membership in one of the following:
NSTA, CESI, NAEYC, or NHSA. Award: $1,000 toward expenses to attend the NSTA National
Conference and $400 for the awardee; http://www.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/Zula.pdf

November 30: AIAA: Grants for Science and Math Programs
K-12 teachers who develop or apply science, mathematics, and technology in their curriculum may
qualify for a grant of up to $200 per individual request to supplement their learning program. Each
school is limited to up to $1,000 per calendar year. Classroom grants may be used for demonstration
kits and science supplies, math and science software, supplies for making flying objects (what kid can
resist the chance to build and launch a rocket?), supplies for robotic programs, and other materials to
help make science, mathematics, and technology come alive in the classroom. Preference is given to
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grants that align with the AIAA mission. Please note that grants will not be considered for computer
hardware, printers, cameras, equipment and general math and science supplies not tied to a specific
lesson plans. Grants will be considered on a quarterly basis in January, March, June, and September.
Grants must be received one month prior to be considered for the upcoming cycle. For example, grant
proposals to be evaluated in January must be received by AIAA by 30 November. For more
information, visit http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=216

December 5: Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation's National Child Care Teacher Awards
Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation's National Child Care Teacher Awards are co-sponsored by
Tylenol. Applicants are asked to design an enhancement project for the children in their classroom,
illustrating its educational, social, and emotional benefits. Award recipients will receive a $1,000 grant,
$500 of which will be used to implement the proposed project. The top 10 qualifiers become finalists for
National Child Care Teacher of the Year. The top scorer receives an additional $1,000. More
information is available on the foundation's Web site. Who may apply: teachers of infants, toddlers, or
preschool children located in the United States or on U.S. military bases around the world. Applicants
may work at for-profit, nonprofit, or religiously affiliated programs, and must be employed full time in a
home, group, or center-based program that is fully compliant with local and state regulations. Contact:
TLLCCF 100 Ross Road, Suite 160, King of Prussia, PA 19406; (610) 992-1140;
tllccf@childcareabc.org; http://www.tllccf.org/documents/2012_TA_Application.pdf

December 31: Herb Society of America Grant for Educators
The Grant for Educators challenges individuals, groups or small businesses to develop and deliver
learning experiences to the public. The grant recognizes innovative projects that enhance herbal
education in school systems, in communities, or in any public forum (electronic or person-to-person). It
requires learning goals and a mechanism to measure the educational outcomes. Each year, the Grant
Committee anticipates funding one or two grants for a total of $5,000. Contact: The Herb Society of
America, Inc., Grant for Educators, 9019 Kirtland Chardon Road, Kirtland, OH 44094; (440) 256-0514;
director@herbsociety.org; herbs@herbsociety.org; http://herbsociety.org/resources/educator-
grants.html

December 31: President's Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA)
The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encourages positive
community involvement. Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with EPA to
recognize young people across the U.S. for protecting our nation’s air, water, land, and ecology. The
awards program recognizes forward-thinking youth with outstanding ideas about the environment and
how to sustain it. All applicants receive a signed certificate by the President honoring them for their
efforts. Winning projects in the past have covered a wide range of subject areas, including:
environmental science projects, recycling programs in schools and communities, construction of nature
preserves, major tree planting programs, videos, skits, and newsletters that focused on environmental
issues; http://www.epa.gov/PEYA/index.html

December 31: Captain Planet Foundation
Captain Planet Foundation supports hands-on environmental projects for children and youth. The
objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world
individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.
Most grants range between $250 - $2,500 (organic gardens are funded no more than $500 and adopt-
a-streams are funded no more than $400). Grants are accepted quarterly with deadlines of March 31,
June 30, September 30 and December 31. Once you apply, there is a four month review process.
Please keep this in mind for season programs. Contact: Taryn Murphy at tarynm@captainplanetfdn.org;
http://captainplanetfoundation.org/default.aspx?pid=3&tab=apply

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January 6: H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards
H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards are designed to honor outstanding public school professionals
in the state of Texas. Through this program, H-E-B pays tribute to those teachers, principals, and
districts who go the extra mile to serve their students and their communities and who inspire others to
do the same. Awards are provided in the Teaching, Principal, and District categories.

   Teaching Award Categories:

          Rising Star Award: Less than 10 years of classroom experience. One elementary and one
           secondary teacher will each receive a $5,000 cash prize plus a $5,000 grant for his/her
           school.
          Leadership Award: 10 to 20 years of classroom experience. One elementary and one
           secondary teacher will each receive a $10,000 cash prize plus a $10,000 grant for his/her
           school.
          Lifetime Achievement Award: More than 20 years of classroom experience. One elementary
           and one secondary teacher will each receive a $25,000 cash prize plus a $25,000 grant for
           his/her school.
          30 regional finalists will be awarded $1,000 each plus $1,000 for their schools.

   Principal Award Categories:

          One elementary school and one secondary school principal will each receive a $10,000
           cash prize plus a $25,000 grant for each of their schools.
          A total of 10 regional finalists will be awarded $1,000 each plus $2,500 for their schools.

   District Award Categories:

          One large school district (4A and 5A) will receive $100,000 and one small school district
           (1A, 2A, and 3A) will receive $50,000.
          Five regional large district finalists will be awarded $5,000 each and three regional small
           district finalists will be awarded $2,500 each.

Public school teachers (grades pre-K through 12), principals (with a minimum of five years experience),
and school campuses currently within the H-E-B service area are eligible for awards. The H-E-B
Excellence in Education Awards are judged in cooperation with the Texas Association of School
Administrators, Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Texas Elementary
Principals and Supervisors Association. The nomination deadline for all awards is January 6, 2012;
Visit the H-E-B website to submit an online nomination or application;
http://www.heb.com/hebonline/sectionpage/about-us/community/excellence-in-education/26501118

January 31: AIAA: Grants for Science and Math Programs
K-12 teachers who develop or apply science, mathematics, and technology in their curriculum may
qualify for a grant of up to $200 per individual request to supplement their learning program. Each
school is limited to up to $1,000 per calendar year. Classroom grants may be used for demonstration
kits and science supplies, math and science software, supplies for making flying objects (what kid can
resist the chance to build and launch a rocket?), supplies for robotic programs, and other materials to
help make science, mathematics, and technology come alive in the classroom. Preference is given to
grants that align with the AIAA mission. Please note that grants will not be considered for computer
hardware, printers, cameras, equipment and general math and science supplies not tied to a specific
lesson plans. Grants will be considered on a quarterly basis in January, March, June, and September.
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Grants must be received one month prior to be considered for the upcoming cycle. For example, grant
proposals to be evaluated in January must be received by AIAA by 30 November. For more
information, visit http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=216

February 1: State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grant Program
The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is composed of young adults who demonstrate exemplary work
in service-learning, volunteering and philanthropy in their communities. The Youth Advisory Board
Grant Program funds student-led, service-learning projects throughout the U.S. and Canada. Specific
areas of interest include: natural and societal disasters, driver safety, environmental responsibility,
accessing higher education/closing the achievement gap, and financial literacy. Educators who
currently teach in a public K-12, charter or higher education institution are eligible to apply. Nonprofit
organizations are also eligible if they can demonstrate how they plan to interact with students in public
K-12 schools. Grants range from $25,000 to $100,000. At least one grant will be awarded in each of
the 13 State Farm zones, which include three provinces in Canada. For more information, visit
http://www.statefarmyab.com/apply/national-grants/

February 1: American Honda Foundation
The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and
philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative,
creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education
with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in
addition to the environment; http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf

February 1: K-8 Public School Educators Invited to Apply for NEA Foundation-Nickelodeon Big
Help Grants
Sponsored by Nickelodeon and the NEA Foundation, NEA Foundation-Nickelodeon Big Help Grants
are available in the form of Student Achievement grants of up to $5,000 forK-8 public school educators
in the United States. The Big Help Grants program is dedicated to the development and
implementation of ideas, techniques, and approaches to addressing four key concerns: environmental
awareness, health and wellness, students' right to a quality public education, and active community
involvement. The grants target these four concerns as areas of great promise in helping 21st century
students develop a sense of global awareness that encourages and enables them to make a difference
in their world. The application process is the same as for the NEA Foundation's Student Achievement
grants. Applicants should specify that their request is for the Big Help Grants program in their
application. Visit the NEA Foundation Web site for complete program information;
http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/educators/grant-programs/student-achievement-grants/

February 17 or first 1500 applications : Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant Program
This Foundation’s primary focus is to support local, grassroots community projects, which include
community and public school improvement projects and education scholarships for trade disciplines.
TOOLBOX FOR EDUCATION® This grant program provides parent groups with financial tools to help
improve their children’s schools. Grant awards of up to $5,000 support school improvement projects at
public schools nationwide. Since 2006, through Toolbox for Education, the Lowe’s Charitable and
Educational Foundation has donated nearly $10 million to more than 2,000 K-12 schools, benefitting
over one million schoolchildren. Lowe’s will donate $5 million to public schools and public school parent
teacher groups - at more than 1,000 different public schools per school year;
http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/

March 1: Mantis Awards
Each year, Mantis presents the Mantis Awards for charitable and educational garden projects that
enhance the quality of life in their host communities. NGA selects 25 outstanding applicants to receive
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Mantis tiller/cultivators (valued at $350.00). The application is not cumbersome and additional
information can be located at http://www.kidsgardening.org/grants/mantis.asp; Contact: Amanda, NGA
1100 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403; (800) 538-7476; amandaw@garden.org;

March 31: Captain Planet Foundation
Captain Planet Foundation supports hands-on environmental projects for children and youth. The
objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world
individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.
Most grants range between $250 - $2,500 (organic gardens are funded no more than $500 and adopt-
a-streams are funded no more than $400). Grants are accepted quarterly with deadlines of March 31,
June 30, September 30 and December 31. Once you apply, there is a four month review process.
Please keep this in mind for season programs. Contact: Taryn Murphy at tarynm@captainplanetfdn.org;
http://captainplanetfoundation.org/default.aspx?pid=3&tab=apply

April 2: Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest
recognition that a kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for
outstanding teaching in the United States. Enacted by Congress in 1983, this program authorizes the
President to bestow up to 108 awards each year. The National Science Foundation administers
PAEMST on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Awards are given to
mathematics and science teachers from each of the 50 states and four U.S. jurisdictions. The
jurisdictions are Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; Department of Defense Schools; and the U.S.
territories as a group (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands,
and the U.S. Virgin Islands). The teachers are recognized for their contributions to teaching and
learning and their ability to help students make progress in mathematics and science. In addition to
honoring individual achievement, the goal of the award program is to exemplify the highest standards of
mathematics and science teaching. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their
communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education;
http://www.paemst.org/controllers/about.cfc?method=view

April 15: Dorothy Stout Professional Development Grants
Dottie Stout was the first female president of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
and a strong supporter of earth science education at all levels. In honor of Dottie's outstanding work
and lifelong dedication to Earth Science Education, NAGT awards grants to faculty and students at two-
year colleges and K-12 teachers in support of:

  * participation in Earth science classes or workshops
  * attendance at professional scientific or science education meetings
  * participation in Earth science field trips
  * purchase of Earth science materials for classroom use

Up to one grant of $750 will be made in each of three categories: Community College Faculty,
Community College Student, and K-12 Educator. Community college faculty and K-12 teachers who
teach one or more Earth science courses and community college students actively pursuing a career in
the Earth sciences are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants are asked to submit a 1-2 page
proposal describing how the grant will be used to support their professional growth in, or classroom
teaching of, Earth science. Please include your name, address, telephone number, and email address
along with your proposal; http://www.nagt.org/nagt/programs/stout.html

April 15: McCarthey Dressman Academic Enrichment Grants

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The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to
develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve learning for students from low-income
households. The Foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’
knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them. The McCarthey
Dressman Education Foundation awards grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a
maximum of three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met;
http://www.mccartheydressman.org/academic.html

April 30: AIAA: Grants for Science and Math Programs
K-12 teachers who develop or apply science, mathematics, and technology in their curriculum may
qualify for a grant of up to $200 per individual request to supplement their learning program. Each
school is limited to up to $1,000 per calendar year. Classroom grants may be used for demonstration
kits and science supplies, math and science software, supplies for making flying objects (what kid can
resist the chance to build and launch a rocket?), supplies for robotic programs, and other materials to
help make science, mathematics, and technology come alive in the classroom. Preference is given to
grants that align with the AIAA mission. Please note that grants will not be considered for computer
hardware, printers, cameras, equipment and general math and science supplies not tied to a specific
lesson plans. Grants will be considered on a quarterly basis in January, March, June, and September.
Grants must be received one month prior to be considered for the upcoming cycle. For example, grant
proposals to be evaluated in January must be received by AIAA by 30 November. For more
information, visit http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=216

April 30: ING Unsung Heros Awards
Are you an educator with a class project that is short on funding but long on potential? Do you know a
teacher looking for grant dollars? ING Unsung Heroes® could help you turn great ideas into reality for
students. Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund innovative class
projects. Three of those educators receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000, and
$25,000. Contact: ING Unsung Heroes Awards Program, c/o Scholarship America, One Scholarship
Way, P.O. Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082; (507) 931-1682 or (800) 537-4180;
ing@scholarshipamerica.org; http://www.ing-
usa.com/us/aboutING/CorporateCitizenship/Education/INGUnsungHeroes/index.htm

April 30: Northrop Grumman Grants
The Northrop Grumman Corporation supports communities throughout the United States, particularly
where its employees live and work, with financial, in-kind and volunteer resources. Through its
Contributions Program, the company seeks to address critical issues and needs by providing financial
assistance to accredited schools and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. The company focuses a
substantial portion of its contributions on programs which address education, services for veterans and
the military, health and human services, and the environment. Northrop Grumman reviews grant
requests two times per year. Grant requests submitted by April 30 will be reviewed by May 30. Grant
requests submitted by September 30 will be reviewed by October 30. Organizations may only submit a
request for financial assistance one time in a calendar year. For more information, visit
http://www.northropgrumman.com/corporate-responsibility/corporate-citizenship/contribution-
guidelines.html

May 1: American Honda Foundation
The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and
philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative,
creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education
with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in
addition to the environment; http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf
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June 1: Western Growers’ Association Garden Grant
Mail applications to:
Foundation Administrator
Western Growers Foundation
P.O. Box 2130
Newport Beach, CA 92658
http://www.wga.com/default.php?id=138

June 1: K-8 Public School Educators Invited to Apply for NEA Foundation-Nickelodeon Big Help
Grants
Sponsored by Nickelodeon and the NEA Foundation, NEA Foundation-Nickelodeon Big Help Grants
are available in the form of Student Achievement grants of up to $5,000 for K-8 public school educators
in the United States. The Big Help Grants program is dedicated to the development and
implementation of ideas, techniques, and approaches to addressing four key concerns: environmental
awareness, health and wellness, students' right to a quality public education, and active community
involvement. The grants target these four concerns as areas of great promise in helping 21st century
students develop a sense of global awareness that encourages and enables them to make a difference
in their world. The application process is the same as for the NEA Foundation's Student Achievement
grants. Applicants should specify that their request is for the Big Help Grants program in their
application. Visit the NEA Foundation Web site for complete program information;
http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/educators/grant-programs/student-achievement-grants/

June 30: Captain Planet Foundation
Captain Planet Foundation supports hands-on environmental projects for children and youth. The
objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world
individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.
Most grants range between $250 - $2,500 (organic gardens are funded no more than $500 and adopt-
a-streams are funded no more than $400). Grants are accepted quarterly with deadlines of March 31,
June 30, September 30 and December 31. Once you apply, there is a four month review process.
Please keep this in mind for season programs. Contact: Taryn Murphy at tarynm@captainplanetfdn.org;
http://captainplanetfoundation.org/default.aspx?pid=3&tab=apply

July 31: AIAA: Grants for Science and Math Programs
K-12 teachers who develop or apply science, mathematics, and technology in their curriculum may
qualify for a grant of up to $200 per individual request to supplement their learning program. Each
school is limited to up to $1,000 per calendar year. Classroom grants may be used for demonstration
kits and science supplies, math and science software, supplies for making flying objects (what kid can
resist the chance to build and launch a rocket?), supplies for robotic programs, and other materials to
help make science, mathematics, and technology come alive in the classroom. Preference is given to
grants that align with the AIAA mission. Please note that grants will not be considered for computer
hardware, printers, cameras, equipment and general math and science supplies not tied to a specific
lesson plans. Grants will be considered on a quarterly basis in January, March, June, and September.
Grants must be received one month prior to be considered for the upcoming cycle. For example, grant
proposals to be evaluated in January must be received by AIAA by 30 November. For more
information, visit http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=216

August 1: American Honda Foundation
The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and
philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative,
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creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education
with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in
addition to the environment; http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf

Varies: National Education Association’s “Green Across America” Program
The National Education Association is offering Green Across America grants of up to $1,000 each to
help K-12 teachers across the United States implement their innovative education program, activity,
lesson, or event to increase environmental awareness, create positive learning programs, and excite
students about ways to create a better planet. The program will award a total of $50,000, in grants of up
to $1,000 each (dependent on the cost of developing the activity, lesson, or event). Information on the
grantees' programs will also be posted on the NEA Member Benefits Web site for use by the education
community. The program is open to any educator employed by a public or private school (K-12) located
in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia; http://www.neamb.com/green

Varies: Gardener’s Supply Company - Garden Crusader Awards
Garden Crusader Awards, which recognize people across the country who are using gardening to
improve the quality of life in their communities. Each year we select 21 winners and award more than
$15,000 in cash and gardening products. In 2011, they're going to focus on community gardening
efforts across the U.S. and put the Garden Crusader program on hold. So, they willl not be accepting
Garden Crusader nominations in 2011; http://www.gardeners.com/Garden-Crusader-
Awards/5549,default,pg.html

Varies: America the Beautiful Fund [also known as Operation Green Plant]
America the Beautiful Fund offers grants of free seeds to community groups striving to better our world
through gardening. Grow fresh nutritious food for the hungry. Teach children about the wonders of
nature in a habitat garden. Beautify parks, roadways and neighborhoods. Plant the Seeds that Grow
Hope and promote healthy living, environmental stewardship and community pride! There are a
thousand ways to improve your community’s quality of life through gardening! All you pay is shipping
and handling for the seeds. Contact: America the Beautiful Fund, 725 15th St. NW, Suite
605,Washington, DC 20005; (202)638-1649; info@america-the-beautiful.org; http://www.america-the-
beautiful.org/free_seeds/index.php

Varies: Energy Innovation Grants
Energy conservation is a hot topic, and today’s students are the key to its future. Classroom Energy
Innovation Grants are one way of helping to support innovative learning. First Choice Power
Classroom Energy Innovation Grants allow teachers to provide innovative and creative teaching
resources. Providing financial support helps teachers turn innovative ideas into excitement and
learning for a multitude of students. The focus of these grants are for specific projects that demonstrate
high impact and innovation, rather than general operating support. For questions regarding the
application, please contact grant@FirstChoicePower.com; http://www.firstchoicepower.com/our-
community/giving-back/grant-programs/classroom-energy-grants.aspx

Varies: Reduce Your Use Grants
Reduce Your Use Grants™ provide funding for Texas schools and nonprofits to purchase energy-
efficiency products and services. In turn, this allows our community partners to reduce their energy
costs and spend saved funds on programs directly impacting those most in need. In short, everybody
wins. How? Reduce Your Use Grants help our partners pass the savings on by relying on energy-
efficiency products. And less energy use means less cost, which translates to more money to serve the
community. Priority will be given to First Choice Power customers, agencies with a low-income focus
and agencies where our employees and retirees volunteer. Texas nonprofits, 501(c)(3), chambers of
commerce, 501(c)(6), and schools in areas serviced by First Choice Power are eligible to apply in 2011;
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http://www.firstchoicepower.com/our-community/giving-back/grant-programs/reduce-your-use-
grant.aspx

Ongoing: Jamba Juice "Sip to Support a Garden" Fundraiser
Through the Sip to Support a Garden program, schools and community gardens can earn year-round
funding for their garden programs by distributing Jamba's Community Appreciation Card. To participate:

       ■Register school garden or organization online.*
       ■Your organization will receive a Jamba-Kit that includes swipe cards for supporters, program
       details and other information.
       ■Start swiping. Each time a supporter uses the swipe card for purchases at participating Jamba
       Juice locations, Jamba will donate 12% of the purchase to support gardens: 10% will be
       donated directly back to your garden organization and 2% will be donated to support fruit tree
       grants administered by the National Gardening Association.

*Your group must also be listed in either the Garden in Every School Registry or the Public Garden
Directory; http://www.jambajuice.com/gardens

Ongoing: Box Tops for Education
We all shop for groceries, sometimes two or three times a week –- or more. Now turn those shopping
trip into easy cash for your school, and encourage friends to do the same! Just look for the Box Tops
logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios®, Hamburger Helper® and Kleenex®, in almost every aisle of
the store. All you need to do is clip and send them to your school’s Box Tops coordinator —- each one
is worth 10¢ for your school. You can earn up to $20,000 from each of the four BoxTop program
components. To enroll: Call 1-888-799-2444, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST, seven days a week;
http://www.boxtops4education.com/

Ongoing: Healthy Living School Grants from Cabot Creamery
Cabot Creamery, a cooperative of dairy farmers throughout Vermont and New England, invites you to
participate in their school grant program. They would like to see matching funds or inkind contributions
from another sponsor (such as parent groups or a community organization or cooperative) prior to
commiting their support. If approved, funding up to $200 can be used for almost anything associated
with your program, including: supplies for exhibits, healthy snacks, printed materials, or whatever your
project needs. Some examples of the kinds of programs that would be eligible for these grants are
wellness fairs, nutition workshops and/or promoting healthy food choices in schools. Contact: Cabot
Creamery Cooperative, 1 Home Farm Way, Montpelier, VT 05602;
http://www.cabotcheese.coop/pages/community_and_you/grants_and_fundraising.php#page_title

Ongoing: Cracker Barrel Foundation
Cracker Barrel Foundation seeks to strengthen and preserve our community by supporting programs in
the areas of education, human services, cultural affairs and the environment. Special consideration is
given to programs that address children, youth and family issues, and emphasize traditional values
such as hard work, education and self-reliance. Contact: Penny Carroll, Director, Cracker Barrel
Foundation, P.O. Box 787, Lebanon, Tennessee 37088-0787; (615) 444-5533;
pcarroll@crackerbarrel.com; http://www.crackerbarrel.com/about.cfm?doc_id=1239#apply

Ongoing: Fruit Tree 101
Fruit Tree 101 is a program that brings fruit tree orchards to schoolyards so students can improve the
quality of the air and water while creating a source of tasty snacks for decades to come. This grant
program is made entirely possible through the generous support of Stretch Island Fruit Co., makers of
FruitaBü, organic smoooshed fruit for kids, and is facilitated by The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation.
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Contact: The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF, P.O. Box 632, Mill Valley, CA 94942; (831) 621-
8096; info@ftpf.org; http://www.ftpf.org/fruittree101.htm

Ongoing: National Lab Day
National Lab Day (NLD) is more than just a day. It's a nationwide initiative to build local communities of
support that will foster ongoing collaborations among volunteers, students and educators. Volunteers,
university students, scientists, engineers, other STEM professionals and, more broadly, members of the
community are working together with educators and students to bring discovery-based science
experiences to students in grades K-12. When an educator posts a project, the NLD system will help
them get the resources needed to bring that project to fruition. Contact: info@nationallabday.org;
http://www.nationallabday.org/

Ongoing: Ponds For Kids
Ponds for Kids is a program sponsored by the North American Water Garden Society that will allow you
to add a pond to your student's learning environment. Ponds for Kids is simply a way to help schools or
other learning institutions find great contractors to help them create a multidisciplinary learning
environment. North American Water Garden Society has created a binder that will take you through the
planning as well as offer Activities to make your new pond a sustainable teaching tool. This is a
program where your school helps to raise the money for materials and the organization introduces you
to a pro-bono service provider who works with your students to install the pond. Please speak with your
administration before planning for a pond. http://www.nawgs.org/educate/ponds_for_kids/index.php

Ongoing: Seed Grant
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in partnership with Native American Seed awards grants of
seed (Seed Grants) to Texas schools (K-12) that support the Wildflower Center’s mission to increase
the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes. Seed grants can be
used to establish wildflower demonstration areas, to enhance existing wildflower sites, or in other
educationally directed projects. Seed Grant Criteria: 1) Texas elementary, middle or high schools may
apply for Seed Grants. 2) Planting area should be at least 500 square feet (1,000 square feet
recommended). An average pound of wildflower/prairie grass mix easily covers 1,000 square feet. 3)
Seed Grant recipients agree to submit a project report within one year of the date of the award.
Students should be involved with development of the report. Successful schools from the area have
included Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center(FWISD) , Cesar Chavez Primary School (FWISD), the
Academy at Carrie F. Thomas Elementary School (BISD), Austin Elementary School (GPISD) and R.F.
Patterson Elementary School (AISD); http://www.wildflower.org/wildflowers/

Ongoing: Do Something Seed Grants
Do Something Seed Grants are targeted towards project ideas and programs that are just getting
started. These grants can be used to jump-start a program or to realize your ideas for the first time. Do
Something will award $500, once a week to a young person. To be eligible to apply, the project must
have been started by a young person; aashton@DoSomething.org;
http://www.dosomething.org/grants/seedgrants

Ongoing: Do Something Growth Grants
Do Something Growth Grants are targeted towards projects that are already developed and
sustainable. These grants go towards the next steps of a project and organization to help you as you
look to expand your project and grow your impact. Do Something will award $500, once a week to a
young person. To be eligible to apply, the project must have been started by a young person;
aashton@DoSomething.org; http://www.dosomething.org/grants/growthgrants

Ongoing: Annie’s Homegrown
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Annie’s Homegrown offers a limited number of small grants to community gardens, school gardens and
other educational programs that connect children directly to gardening. These funds can be used to buy
gardening tools, seeds or other needed supplies. If you would like to apply, please read the complete
guidelines and fill out an online application; http://www.annies.com/grants_for_gardens

Annie’s Homegrown focuses on giving to programs that meet the following guidelines:

       1. They donate only to schools and non-profit organizations located within the United States.
       2. While there are many worthy causes, our grants are only available to groups that focus on
       School and Community Gardens or Sustainable Agriculture.
       3. They are not able to donate our ―Free Loot.
       4. Annie’s does not make grants or donations to individuals, athletic teams or events, or health
       fairs.

Ongoing: Operation Green Plant
Sponsored by the America the Beautiful Fund, the Operation Green Plant Program helps grow food for
the hungry and beautify roadways, parks, and neighborhoods in 20,000 communities across the
country. The program is now inviting applicants to request vegetable seeds, flower seeds, and/or herb
seeds to help beautify their own communities. To apply, applicants must write a short letter describing
their project and fill out the application form; http://www.america-the-beautiful.org/free_seeds/index.php

Ongoing: Lunar Plant Growth Chamber Challenge
Sponsored by NASA, the Lunar Plant Growth Chamber Challenge engages K-12 students in designing,
building, and evaluating lunar plant growth chambers. Eligible registrants must be K-12 educators who
want to teach students about the engineering design process and how to conduct a scientific
experiment. Educators who register will receive cinnamon basil seeds that have flown in space on the
STS-118 space shuttle mission. All registered teachers will also receive a NASA certificate of
participation and the latest information on the design challenge;
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/plantgrowth/joinchallenge/index.html

Ongoing: Cedar Tree Foundation
The Cedar Tree Foundation’s grant making focuses on the areas of sustainable agriculture,
environmental education and environmental health. The Cedar Tree Foundation does not accept
unsolicited proposals, however, they welcome letters of inquiry as described: Letters of inquiry should
be no longer than three pages in length, not including a financial attachment, and should include:

       1) Project summary & description of the problem you are addressing
       2) Goals for the proposed period of the grant request
       3) Tactics and strategies you will use to achieve those goals
       4) Project budget or organizational budget (up to two additional pages)

In the interest of conservation we are now accepting letters of inquiry by email. You may submit your
letter of inquiry to: loi@cedartreefound.org; In the alternative, you may send letters of inquiry by mail to:
Cedar Tree Foundation, 100 Franklin Street, Suite 704, Boston MA 02110 USA;
http://www.cedartreefound.org/apply.html

Ongoing: Pepsi Refresh Project
The Pepsi Refresh Project is an online grant program which makes available millions of dollars to be
granted to projects which are intended to improve communities through an online, democratic voting
process ("Grant Program"). Pepsi accepts 1000 ideas every month for projects that have a positive
impact on the community. People vote for which project they like the most and the top projects receive
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funding. There are up to 32 awardees a month with funding of up to $250,000. The Grant Program is
open to individuals, for profit organizations (which have a maximum of $25 million in annual revenue)
and non-profit organizations. The Grant Program consists of six (6) categories (1) HEALTH – fostering
wellness; (2) ARTS & CULTURE – celebrating the arts; (3) FOOD & SHELTER – ideas for providing
food and shelter for the community; (4) NEIGHBORHOODS – building better communities; (5)
EDUCATION – helping people learn at any age; and (6) THE PLANET – ideas which help the planet
(the "Categories"). The Categories are simply for organizing the Applications and have no bearing on
which Applications will be eligible to receive a Grant; http://www.refresheverything.com/official-
application-guidelines

Ongoing: Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation
The Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the
communities where Lowe's operates stores and distribution centers throughout the United States.
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 are provided for community improvement initiatives and K-12
public education projects. Funding priorities for community improvement initiatives include park,
neighborhood, and community facility enhancements; outdoor learning programs; and community
clean-ups. Funding priorities for public education projects include construction-related education
initiatives; playground enhancements; clean-up, landscaping, and painting projects; and minor repair of
public school buildings. Since schools and community groups are struggling to make ends meet, the
Foundation will give priority to basic, one-time project needs. Requests may be submitted at any time.
Visit the company’s website to take the eligibility test and to submit an online application;
http://www.lowes.com/cd_The+Lowes+Charitable+and+Educational+Foundation_474741445_

Ongoing: Earth Savers Club Grants
Youth-led school, community, and faith-based groups with an environmental focus can sign up to
become a partner of Greening Forward's Earth Savers Club Program. (It is free to become a partner.)
Partners are granted access to a number of resources, including mini grants ($100-500), social activism
training, mentorships, and the Earth Saver Award; http://www.theearthsaversclub.org/

Ongoing: Free Life of the Forest Teacher Packet
From the International Paper Learning Center, the Life of the Forest Teacher Packet is a complimentary
poster set for K-6 teachers. Posters are each 16" x 20" and come with accompanying 5-piece handout
set. Teachers may each request 1 packet;
http://signetstore.com/(X(1)S(0qowfm45akrcy1450znmyqub))/default.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSup
port=1

Ongoing: DonorsChoose.org
DonorsChoose.org operates by allowing public school educators to submit a project with funding needs
and letting donors choose how much they would like to give to that project. Most projects requesting
under $400 are funded within a few months. This is an ongoing opportunity with no deadline;
http://www.donorschoose.org/




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