Looking for $$ or Support?

Maui School Garden Network has updated a list of sources for everything from money to seeds.  Many have short deadlines so make sure to check them out quickly.  Don’t wait for the last minute as many have extensive application while others are very simple.  Just select FUNDRAISING from the Maui School Garden Network site.  If you know of other or local sources make sure to share with us by commenting on the article or contacting Lehn.

Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant

Deadline: January 5, 2011
The National Gardening Association is proud to announce a new sponsorship program by Yum! Brands. In an effort to help all schools sow the seeds of respect, the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden is designed to help schools teach lessons of peace and hunger awareness through garden activities. As a global initiative, the United States and all international locations are eligible for participation. In 2011, 50 grant packages will be awarded.  Visit www.kidsgardening.org/grants/yumpeacegarden.asp for more information.

Toyota TAPESTRY Grants

Deadline: January 18, 2010
The Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers program, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., and administered by NSTA, is now accepting entries for the 2011 competition. The program offers grants up to $10,000 to K–12 science teachers for innovative projects that enhance science education in their school and/or school district over a one-year period.  Get more information at: www.nsta.org/pd/tapestry/guidelines.htm

2011 Welch’s Harvest Grant

Due: February 11, 2011

As a family farmer owned company that is proud to grow and nurture grapes, Welch’s values the importance of healthy eating. In partnership with Scholastic and the National Gardening Association, Welch’s will award 95 garden packages worth $500 and 5 packages worth $1,000. Recipients may choose between indoor or outdoor gardening supplies.
Register at: www.scholastic.com/harvest/register.htm

Lowes Toolbox for Education

Apply By: February 18, 2011

3 Simple Steps to Application Success:

Step 1: Print out and review the Pre-Application Checklist (PDF file). Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer to read this file. Get the current version of Adobe Acrobat here.

Use the Pre-Application as a guide to collect and compile a Word document that contains your group’s application information. The pre-application checklist includes all of the details you will need to supply as part of your application. When you are ready to submit the application online, you can copy and paste the data from the Word document into the online application.

Step 2: Develop a project that you would like to complete using funds from a Toolbox for Education grant. Visit the Sample Projects page for ideas and inspiration.

Step 3: Submit your application. Click the Apply Now button below to get started.*

*The online application form has a 25-minute time limit, so we recommend that you follow the method described under Step 1 for compiling and submitting the application information. Also, we cannot provide you with a copy of your application once it has been submitted online. Compiling your application data in a Word document will allow you to retain a copy of the application data on your computer.

More information at: www.toolboxforeducation.com/hta.html

Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program

Register by March 1, 2011

Each year, Bonnie Plants distributes free cabbage plants to third graders across the country to foster an interest in gardening and the environment. Cabbages are delivered to students whose teachers have signed up to participate. Students in these third grade classrooms each get their very own cabbage to plant, take care of and harvest. The cabbages produce oversized heads, making the process even more exciting for kids. As part of the program, Bonnie gives a $1,000 award to one student in each state. Find out more and register at www.BonniePlants.com/CabbageProgram.

Do Something Awards

Due: March 21, 2011
Could you use $100,000 to change the world? The Do Something Awards celebrate young people 25 and under who are tackling a problem and changing the world. Five nominees will be rewarded with a $10,000 community grant, participation in a live VH1 TV show, media coverage and continued support from DoSomething.org. The grand prize winner will receive $100,000 during the live broadcast!! Application closes March 1st, 2011.
Find more out at www.dosomething.org/programs/awards