It may seem like a strange time to start looking for grants for a school garden since the days are getting shorter. Most school garden grant deadlines are in the fall, however, so there is time for planning and execution of the grant money before the actual planting of gardens need to occur in the spring. Below we have collected a few grant opportunities to help you in your funding.
Sometimes, one of the most challenging parts of getting funding for a project is finding a match for the project you are trying to fund. When you are ready to start searching for grants that match your funding needs, keep your needs at the forefront of your mind. That might sound silly, but many people become too absorbed with dollar amounts, and in doing so, they can easily overlook excellent matches. In our previous blog, part one of this two-part series, we discussed different types of funding sources (Federal funding vs. private funding) and gave a few basic questions to consider when beginning the search for funding. In this blog, part two of the series, we discuss these questions in greater depth and provide examples of how to find logical sources for funding.
We routinely list a selected sample of grants available to municipalities, schools, and non-profit organizations for a variety of uses. Sometimes it may be difficult to imagine how your entity could use the grants to meet your goals, or you may struggle to imagine all the ways a grant could impact your school or community. In this blog, we will revisit some of the grant opportunities we have shared with you in the past and give you real examples of how organizations have used the specific grants. Maybe these examples will give you some ideas where external funding could make life better in your community.