Garden Grants for Schools, Communities, and Non-Profit Organizations 2020

There are so many garden grants available to support local school, community, and non-profit gardening projects. We continually update these links and also can provide helpful information on what types of information are most useful when applying for grants. Please refer to the links below and contact us with any questions.

Growing Spaces offers a 5% discount to schools, veterans, and registered 501(c)(3) non-profits. We have also created a new fundraising page to provide information to our community on garden projects and greenhouse fundraisers. Contact us if you would like your fundraiser to be included on this page.

Growing Spaces Urban Farming Grant 2021

Urban Growers Initiative Farming in a Growing Dome Greenhouse

Growing Spaces is proud to announce a new grant opportunity for Urban Farming. The deadline to submit this grant application is Jan 31, 2021 and the projects will be awarded in March 2021.  Any in-kind donations provided as part of this grant will need to be completed by the end of 2021. Urban Farming organizations, communities, and educational institutions are encouraged to apply to receive an in-kind donation from Growing Spaces. We anticipate that approximately $40,000 worth of in-kind donations will be awarded. 

When reviewing applications, we will take the following factors into consideration:

  • Impact and reach of the proposed project to an urban, low-income and/or minority community with a lack of access to fresh, organic, nutritious produce (food desert)
  • Support network and other sources of funding available for the project
  • History, stability, and legitimacy of the organization/institution
  • Growing Dome climate compatibility
  • A strong champion to ensure the project will be carried through to completion and have a lasting impact in the community

To see the projects we are supporting in 2020, visit our Food Insecurity Charities Blog.

Links to Garden Grants 2020:

Adopt A Classroom

Garden Grant for School Growing Dome
Garden grants have helped many schools purchase a Growing Dome

Captain Planet Foundation™ invests in high-quality, solution-based programs that embrace STEM learning and empower youth to become local & global environmental change-makers.

Colorado Garden Foundation-works in all areas of gardening and has awarded more than $10 million in grants to fund horticultural related projects for Colorado. All the proceeds from the Colorado Home and Garden Show go to support these wonderful horticulture-related grants. Applications for the first round in 2020 are due August 30th.

Chef Ann’s Foundation– their mission is to provide schools and communities with the tools, training, resources and funding that enables them to create healthier food and redefine lunchroom environments

Whole Food Market Grants for an edible garden at your school or nonprofit

School Kids learning in a Growing Dome Greenhouse above ground pond
School Kids learning about the Growing Dome Greenhouse pond

Gardening grants from A-Z

Junior Master Gardener Grants

Scott’s Miracle Grow– Head Start Garden program and grants for at-risk backgrounds for fresh produce

Western Growers Foundation– for schools in California & Arizona

Kids Gardening Open Forum Gardening Grants Helping Young Minds Grow.

KidsGardening and Klorane Botanical Foundation are pleased to announce the opening of the 2020 Budding Botanist grant!

Institute of Physics Grant assistances to educators

Youth Garden Grant Packages.

Community Garden Grant for Growing Dome in Littleton Colorado
Garden grants are also available for community projects

Disability Grants– Resources to help you find the right grant.

For adults only with disabilities, grants for people wanting to go back to gardening.

Veterans Grants Enhancing agricultural opportunities for veterans.

National Garden Bureau grants for therapeutic gardens- to bring healing for those effected by trauma.

American Community Gardening Association Fund Opportunities, support, resources and events.

America in Bloom– AIB/CN Eco Connexions From the Ground Up grant program to improve communities.

National Geographic funding for projects that support the planets interconnections and collective power to change the world.

Home Depot grants are up to 5k for 501c3’s. Grants will be awarded to those serving their communities and veterans with lasting impact on their communities.

Urban Garden Greenhouse in Chicago
Urban Grower’s Collective Growing Dome Greenhouse in Chicago

Teaching Gardens American Heart Association– Grants for implementing gardens into schools and organizations.

Annie’s Garden funder grants for growing school gardens.

The Bee Cause Project Supporting the Honey Bees- to support the success of a bee hive education program.

Big Green Real Food Grow Here– grants for greenhouses and learning garden initiatives.

Salad Bars to Schools– they donate salad bars to schools.

Seed Money providing grants for food garden projects

Future Farmers of America Living to Serve Grants

Wild Ones Healing the Earth One Yard at A time

Central Iowa Homeless Shelter Greenhouse
Central Iowa Homeless Shelter Growing Dome Greenhouse

Blooming Prairie Foundation grants for innovative practices in the area of organic and natural foods

Klorane Botanical Foundation & Budding Botanist for school garden programs

Community Garden Grants: The Gardening Project of the Southwest

Herb Society-This grant is for the research of the horticultural, scientific, and/or social use of herbs throughout history

Fiskars provides grants for innovation, education, and biodiversity for schools and community gardens.

Head Start Garden Grants Project– to introduce children and families to healthy foods and nutrition.

Living to Serve Grants: This grant provides middle/high school FFA chapters with up to $3,000 to support a service-learning project that spans an entire school year.

Blooming Prairie Foundation grants for innovative practices in the area of organic and natural foods

You could also try starting up a fundraiser on Adopt A, or

Good luck with your fundraising!