There are a lot of organizations and companies out there that fund school gardens and community greening projects. This section will be updated regularly with current grant opportunities available to school gardeners.

Funding Your Garden

Current Grant Opportunities

School Sustainability Project Grants

The DOE Office of Sustainability is proud to offer NYC public schools the opportunity to apply for a mini-grant to start or complete a sustainability project at your school! The project should focus on at least one of Sustainability’s pillars to improve recycling efforts, conserve energy, reduce water consumption, enhance sustainability education, and build green […]

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Grant Oppurtunity for High School Seniors – DEADLINE January 15, 2016

The Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability, inaugurated by The Rockefeller Foundation, The Bette Midler Family Trust, and MillionTreesNYC, is an annual $10,000 cash award granted to two New York City public high school seniors. The award was established in honor of Dr. Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace […]

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Captain Planet Foundation

The Atlanta-based Captain Planet Foundation was co-founded by Ted Turner and Barbara Pyle in 1991 and now chaired by his daughter Laura Turner Seydel. The Foundation supports high-quality, hands-on environmental stewardship projects that have enabled more than 1.1M youth across the U.S. and around the world make significant environmental improvements to their schools or communities. […]

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