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Grants and In-Kind Support to USA Nonprofits and Schools for Children and Youth Gardening Programs

Youth Garden Grant (YGG)


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Funding Source
Kidsgardeningorg Inc
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/15/23 11:59 PM PT Save

Grant Description
Grants of $500 and in-kind donations to USA and territories nonprofit organizations and schools for gardening programs. Funding is intended for both new and expanded programs to benefit children and youth. The goal of the program is to teach students about gardening and enhance the quality of life for youth and their communities.

The selection of winners is prioritized based on demonstrated need and program impact. KidsGardening considers a variety of factors when determining needs, including

Socioeconomic & Sociodemographic Factors: How does the program exist within or engage a community that has been systematically denied resources, whether physical assets and money or representative leadership and community services? Organizations affected by multiple socioeconomic and sociodemographic factors are given priority.

Program Funding and Support: Does an organization have access to consistent, substantial monetary support or prior grant funding? Or are pre-existing resources (financial or otherwise) limited? Organizations experiencing the latter are given priority.

Impact: Will grant funding dramatically expand learning opportunities for program participants? Does the intended impact reflect the needs of the community? Organizations working with greater than 50 youth will be given priority.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Any organization in the United States or US Territories planning a new or improving an existing garden program that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 0 and 18 is eligible to apply.

Organizations must:
- Support, work with, or serve communities with a majority of individuals that are under-resourced (systematically denied resources and opportunities based on race, gender, ethnicity, income level, abilities, geographic location, etc., or currently experiencing hardship such as a natural disaster, etc.)
- Have fifteen or more youth participate in the garden program.
- Have received less than $10,000 in grants for the garden program during 2022 and 2023 combined.

KidsGardening grantees from any 2022 or 2023 grant program (Budding Botanist, GroMoreGood Grassroots, Lots of Compassion, and Little Seeds Pollinator Pals) and previous Youth Garden winners from any year are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information
- The deadline for application submission is Friday, December 15, 2023, at 11:59 PM PT.
- Winners will be announced on January 19, 2024.
- Awards will be distributed in February 2024.

Grant Application Support:

Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Forty winners will receive award packages valued at $1,000 that include:
- A $500 check from KidsGardening
- A variety of gardening tools and supplies

Five winners will receive the above award package and a Crescent Garden Container Garden Specialty Award package, valued at $1,900.

Five winners will receive the above award package and a Garden Tower Vertical Garden Specialty Award package, valued at $1,100.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Please contact KidsGardening Program Director Sarah Lane at if you have any additional questions.

Kids Gardening
132 Intervale Road
Burlington, VT 05401

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