Whole Kids Foundation: School Garden Grant Program
Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to a K-12 school, or a nonprofit working in partnership with a K-12 school, to support a new or existing edible garden on school grounds. Here's an FAQ on the program. The grant application window for this program is September 1-October 31, 2015.
Tom's of Maine: 50 States for Good Community Sponsorship Program
The purpose of this program is to support inspirational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that engage in grassroots projects and strive to improve communities throughout the United States. Participants nominate a nonprofit through Twitter or Instagram, or through the website, for a chance to have Tom’s of Maine give $20,000 to a nonprofit of their choice. Previously funded projects include:
- Support for programs at a local science center as well as scholarships for students to learn about science and land stewardship
- Homelessness prevention through building community support networks, preventive and emergency services, and personal and employment success
- Brown bag lunches; hot lunches; and hygiene, first aid, and personal care items for the homeless
- Equipment for students to increase physical fitness and play
- Planting an organic community garden and providing workshops on sustainability for people who have been impacted by a cancer diagnosis
Nominations are due by August 26, 2015.
Ben and Jerry's Foundation Grant Programs
This foundation awards about $1.8 million annually to eligible organizations across the country and in Vermont. The foundation's philanthropy is led by Ben & Jerry’s employees, who serve on committees that review grants. The foundation administers four applicable grant programs, which you can read about at the link above. The Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program deadline is October 15, 2015.
Corporate Grant Seeking 101
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