Garden Grants

Welcome! This spreadsheet contains information about funding opportunities for school garden projects in Maine. Some entries are more widely applicable to outdoor learning or STEM education, but all pertain to school garden projects. Please reach out to for additional support.

Funder/Entity Grant Program Award ($$$) Submissions Due
Cigna’s Healthier Kids for Our Future Food Insecurity Grants Unspecified September 30, February 28
Cigna’s Healthier Kids for Our Future Mental Health Grants Unspecified September 30, February 28
Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation Environmental Curricula Grants 1500 Rolling
Lowe’s Lowe’s Heroes Unspecified Rolling
Coast of Maine Growing Good 10 cubic feed of soil Rolling
ecomaine School Recycling Grants 5000 October
Hannaford Hannaford Helps 100 +/- Rolling
Local Banks + Credit Unions Various Various
Local Rotary + Kiwanis Clubs Various Various
Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Agriculture Awareness 1000 August + December
Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Agriculture Awareness 2000 August + December
Maine Agriculture in the Classroom School Garden & Greenhouse 2000 August + December
Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Statewide Organization 2000 June + August + December
Maine Garden Products Discount Program Discounted products Ongoing
Natural Resources Council of Maine Middle School Grants 500 Fall 2021
Onion Foundation Spring & Fall Cycle 5000 – 20,000 March + September
Onion Foundation Discovery 500 – 2500 Rolling (January – November)
Onion Foundation Author Visit 300 – 800 Rolling starting May 11
The Flannel Shirt Fund FSF Classrooms or Small Groups 400 June 1+ October 1 + February 1
The Flannel Shirt Fund FSF for Groups or Several Classrooms 1200 June 1+ October 1 + February 1
Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Agriculture Leadership 1000 June + August + December
Time & Tide Resource Conservation & Development Area Garden Mini Grants 250 Unknown
Casco Bay Estuary Partnership Community Grants ~3000 January
SeedMoney Garden Grants up to 600 November
Johnny’s Selected Seeds Charitable Giving Seeds, tools, information, and service Rolling
Education Foundation of Kennebunks and Arundel Micro Grant 750 Rolling
Education Foundation of Kennebunks and Arundel Grant Program 20,000 Unspecified
Fedco Seeds Fedco Seeds Fundraiser Sell seeds December
Action for Healthy Kids Game On Grant 1000-2500 April
American Academy of Dermatology Association Shade Structure Grant 8000 December 31
American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture White-Reinhardt Resource Grants 100 June 30
American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture White-Reinhardt Project Grants 1000 October 15 + April 15
American Honda Foundation AHF Grants 20,000 – 75,000 February + August
Annie’s Grants for Gardens 3000 November
Association of American Educators Foundation Teacher Scholarships 500 October 1 + March 1
Botanical Interests Seed Fundraiser Sell seeds Rolling
Captain Planet Foundation ecoSolution™ Grants 500-2500 January + July
Chef Ann Foundation Get Schools Cooking + Salad Bars to Schools Unspecified; funding on hold Early 2022
CHS Foundation Classroom Grant 500 September
Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants Unspecified February 1 + June 1 + October 1
Digital Wish Digital Wish Grants Unspecified Rolling
Dutch Mill Bulbs Fundraising Programs Sell spring Bulbs, Fall Bulbs, or both. Brochure, Online, or both. Rolling
Emeril Lagasse Foundation Culintary Garden & Teaching Kitchen Unspecified Currently Closed
FarmRaiser Funding Campaign Sell various products for cash (think: wrapping paper fundraisers) Rolling
Fiskars Project Orange Thumb® Teacher Grants 500 Spring
Frances R. Dewing Foundation Foundation Grant Unspecified April + October
General Motors Corporate Giving Grants Varies Letter of Inquiry is Rolling. September 30 for full proposal
Herb Society of America Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant 300 December 1
How Mowing Organic Seeds Seed Donation Program Seeds Unspecified Youth Garden 250 + supplies December Budding Botanist 1000 October Carton 2 Garden Contest Up to $5,000 12/1
Love Beauty and Planet Love Beauty and Planet Project 1000 – 20,000 Rolling
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Various Various November + May
National Science Foundation Discovery Research PreK-12 50,000 – 1,000,000+ First Wednesday in October
NWEA Educators for Equity 10,000 June 1
Peace, Love & Planet Go Green Mini Grant 50 – 400 November
Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Unspecified September
Quadratec Cares Energize the Environment Grant 3500 June 30, October 30
Robert F. Schumann Foundation Foundation Grants Unspecified February 28
Safer® Brand Safer® School Garden Grant 500 December 1
Salad Bars to Schools Salad Bars Salad bars Rolling
Seattle Seed Company Organic Seed Fundraiser Sell seeds and supplies Rolling
State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship® Education Unspecified October
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation Orchards Orchard Rolling
The Home Depot Community Impact Grants 5000 Ongoing
Toshiba K-5 Less than $1k < 1000 October 1
Toshiba 6-12 less than $5k < 5000 March 1 + June 1 + September 1 + December 1
Toshiba 6-12 greater than $5k < 5000 + May 1 + November 1
USDA Farm to School Turnkey Grant 0 – 50,000 January
USDA Farm to School Implementation Grant 50,000 – 100,000 January
Various – List at DigitalWish Listed here Various Various
Various – List at Listed here Various Various
Waste Management Charitable Donations Unspecified Ongoing
Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant Program 3000 March
Wild Ones Seeds for Education 100-500 October
Youth Service America YSA Grants Unspecified Various
JavaCycle Organic Fertilizer Fundraiser Sell organic fertilizer Rolling
Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation Foundation Grant 6000 November 30
Tractor Supply Company Grants for Growing 5000 February 19
DonorsChoose Projects Sell various supplies Rolling
Grassroots Fund Grow Grants 1000-4000 March + September
Grassroots Fund Young Leaders Grants 6000 March + September
Grassroots Fund Seed Grants 500-1000 Rolling
MSGN Garden Coach Manual Various Various
ReTreeUS School Orchards School orchard installation + ongoing support Rolling
URI / Burpee URI Free Seed Program Seeds January