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Garden Grants

Everyone can benefit from a healthy garden, especially butterflies. If your organization is looking for a way to build a beautiful garden, check out this list of garden grants!


Aviva Community Fund - supporting initiatives that bring people together to create change within their community (community gardens included)

Canada Post Community Foundation - supporting registered charities, local initiatives and community or school programs that benefit children

ConocoPhillips Canada - community investment program

Learning for a Sustainable Future - grants awarded to schools but they can partner with local groups

Suncor - supports non-profit activities and events through sponsorships and non-charitable donations: financial assistance, in-kind contributions, product donations and event sponsorships.

Whole Foods School Garden Grants - United States and Canada

Whole Kids Foundation - United States and Canada

United Kingdom

Big Lottery Fund: Awards for All - funds small, community-based projects across the UK.

Ernest Cook Trust - grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people's interest either in the countryside and the environment, the arts (in the broadest sense), or in science, or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy.


California Fertilizer Foundation - funding to California's public and private elementary, middle and high schools for continuation and/or implementation of in- and after-school garden programs.

Captain Planet Foundation - grants for schools and organizations

Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant - grants & scholarships to support herb education through; elementary school education (in the form of a living herb garden); consumer goods research & development; college students pursuing higher education; and a variety of regional unit scholarships

Earth Savers Club Grants - $250 mini-grants to youth driven environmental projects. Only youth ages 5-25 may be able to apply.

Fiskars' Project Orange Thumb - cash, garden tools and materials to help support community garden goals across North America.

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation - 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 (projects outside U.S.A. considered).

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

Illinios Department of Natural Resources - teachers, nature center personnel and youth group leaders in Illinios may apply.

Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program - small monetary grants to schools, nature centers, and other non-profit and not-for-profit places of learning in the United States with a site available for a stewardship project.

National Gardening Association - school garden grants

National Garden Bureau - grants for therapeutic gardens

Project Learning Tree - habitat restoration, watershed improvement, school gardens, outdoor classrooms, recycling and energy conservation.

ReTree Nebraska - available to groups and communities for community tree planting and green space enhancement in Nebraska

Scotts Miracle-Gro Grants - awarded to local communities to help bring edible gardens, flower gardens and public green spaces to neighborhoods across the United States.

Sow it Forward - for nonprofit causes or organizations (schools, 501c3s, food banks, community gardens, colleges, libraries, prisons, senior programs, etc.) interested in starting or expanding food garden projects that are of general benefit to their community.

Western Growers Foundation - grants for Arizona and California schools

Whole Foods School Garden Grants - United States and Canada

Whole Kids Foundation - United States and Canada

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