Grants & Funding (Garden)

Grant funding for urban agriculture is important to support initiatives that benefit our DC communities. Below you can find resources to help you better understand the types of funding that may be available, along with information to assist in planning, preparing and submitting applications for funding.

Agriculture in the Classroom VA Teacher Awards and Grants

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Agriculture in the Classroom seeks to encourage Virginia teachers to integrate agriculture into their daily curriculum. To celebrate and support teachers who do so, Agriculture in the Classroom offers its Teacher of the Year Award as well as Garden and Agriculture Experience Grants

Agriculture in the Classroom VA Teacher Awards and Grants

America in Bloom Grant Lists

Great list of grant opportunities.

America in Bloom Grant Lists

Annie’s School Garden Grants

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Annie’s offers Grants for Gardens donations to schools and other educational programs that help build school gardens.

Annie’s School Garden Grants

Awesome Foundation

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No strings attached $1000 monthly grant.

Awesome Foundation

Ben And Jerry’s Foundation

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The Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program offers general or project support to non-profit organizations throughout the United States

Ben And Jerry’s Foundation

Captain Planet Foundation

The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million.

Captain Planet Foundation

CHS Classroom Grants

The CHS Classroom Grant Program is designed to fund projects that will educate K-12 students about the importance of agriculture and allow teachers to use agricultural concepts to teach core subject areas.

CHS Classroom Grants

Community Forklift Community Building Blocks Progam

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Community Forklift provides mini-grants to nonprofits, schools, and volunteer groups who need building materials for projects that serve the greater community. Since 2011, Community Forklift has worked with 450+ organizations and has awarded around $190,000 in store credit for organizations to pick up free materials. We have also loaned out over $18,000 in materials to theater productions, school plays, and other events.

Community Forklift Community Building Blocks Progam

CVS Health Grants Program

Grants are awarded to free and charitable clinics, school-based health centers and community health centers nationwide to increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people of all ages. Please note: Application for a CVS Health Foundation Grant is by invitation only.

CVS Health Grants Program

FarmRaiser

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Crowdfunding for farmers, by farmers | A new kind of community supported agriculture.

FarmRaiser

Fiskars Project Orange Thumb

Project Orange Thumb is a community garden grant program that provides tools and resources to help communities reach their goals for collaboration, neighborhood beautification, and healthy, sustainable food sources.

Fiskars Project Orange Thumb

Garden ABCs

GardenABCs is here to help with books for children and all the resources you need to support school, community or home garden projects

Garden ABCs

Grants.gov

Gov database of grant opportunities.

Grants.gov

Halcyon Incubator

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The Halcyon Incubator provides intrepid social entrepreneurs with an 18-month fellowship, comprised of a five month residency, 12 months of rent-free workspace, $10,000 stipend during the Residency Phase, complimentary strategic, legal and PR support, mentorship, access to a network of potential funders from all sectors, and more.

Halcyon Incubator

Home Depot Foundation – Community Impact Grants

Grants, up to $5,000, are available to IRS-registered 501c designated organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.

Home Depot Foundation – Community Impact Grants

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.

Honda Foundation

IOBY

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the crowd-resourcing platform that helps bring your great ideas to life, block by block. ioby supports citizen-led, neighbor-funded projects. On ioby, you can raise tax-deductible donations, recruit local volunteers and share ideas with a likeminded community.

IOBY

Jean Wallace Douglas Farmer Fund Application

Through the Jean Wallace Farm Fund, FarmFresh supports new and innovative farmers on the frontline of alternative agriculture with important technical training, connections to professional networks and access to fellow farmers and artisans.

Jean Wallace Douglas Farmer Fund Application

Johnny’s Selected Seeds Charitable Giving Grants

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Each year Johnny’s Selected Seeds provides financial support to national and local agricultural, educational, and horticultural programs, events, and efforts.

Johnny’s Selected Seeds Charitable Giving Grants

National Endowment of Arts

Grants to supporrt public art.

National Endowment of Arts

OSSE DC School Garden Grants

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The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) School garden grants up to $15,000 that can fund salaries.

OSSE DC School Garden Grants

Public Lands Every Day

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Capacity and event planning grants for projects on public land.

Public Lands Every Day

Sam’s Club Grant Program

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At the local level, Sam’s Club facilities are encouraged to support nonprofits or other causes important to their community, provided they fall within one of the Walmart Foundation’s focus areas: Opportunity, Sustainability and Community. Other local areas of focus may include Education and Youth Success.

Sam’s Club Grant Program

Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation GRO1000 Grassroots Grants

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Starting in 2011 and through our 150th anniversary in 2018, ScottsMiracle-Gro® is supporting the creation of more than 1,000 community gardens and green spaces in the markets we serve.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation GRO1000 Grassroots Grants

SEED MONEY

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SeedMoney is a new “crowdgranting” program of the Maine-based nonprofit Kitchen Gardeners International whose goal is to help food garden projects to thrive.

SEED MONEY

Seeds of Change Grant Program

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Seeds of Change® is a true seed-to-plate organic company. Our deep belief in the natural, organic way is reflected in every product we make, as well as in our ongoing support for sustainable gardening and farming practices. Seeds of Change offers grants for community gardening projects. 

Seeds of Change Grant Program

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

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Grants and Education to Advance Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

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Grants for the production of specialty crops such as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits and horticulture, and nursery crops, including floriculture (flowers and ornamental plants).

USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Walmart Community Giving

Through the Community Grant Program, our associates are proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations.

Walmart Community Giving

Whole Food Community Giving

As a company, we are quite unique. Our stores are not cookie cutter big box-type stores with directives from “corporate” about how to run the business. Each of our stores has a lot of latitude in deciding the best way to operate that individual store to meet the needs of the local community.

Whole Food Community Giving

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