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Do you know additional grant opportunities for youth gardens? Email crystal_mercer@ncsu.edu to add them to this list!
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DO NOT EDIT THIS BOX7/17/2024"Application Open" will turn green within 14 days of today's date to draw attention to this grant cycle being active. "Application Close" will turn orange when the application deadline date is within 7 days of today's date to draw attention to this deadline.
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Carolina Farm Credit Corporate Mission Fund04/01/202406/30/2024up to $5,000Non-profit organizations, in the 54 western-most counties in North Carolina, may apply for up to $5,000 per year to fund agriculture-related projects. These grants help promote agriculture, as well as stimulate the local ag economy in North Carolina. This year marks the seventh year of the program, with over $703,500 having been awarded by the program so far.https://carolinafarmcredit.com/about/community-support/corporate-mission-fundApplication is for a 2025 grant. Grants will be reviewed and awarded in the fourth quarter of the year.
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Walmart Local Community Grant03/01/2024, 05/01/2024, 08/01/2024, 11/01/202404/15/2024, 07/15/2024, 10/15/2024, 12/31/2024$250-5,000Open to organizations holding a current tax-exempt status as a public charity, recognized government entities, K-12 public or nonprofit private schools, charter schools, community/junior colleges, state/private colleges or universities; or churches or other faith-based organizations with a proposed project that benefits the community at large. All organizations must be CyberGrants FrontDoor verified. https://walmart.org/how-we-give/local-community-grantsApplications may be submitted at any time during this funding cycle. Please note that applications will only remain active in our system for 90 days, and at the end of this period they will be automatically rejected. Organizations may only submit a total number of 25 applications and/or receive up to 25 grants within the 2024 grant cycle.
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Duke Energy Foundation - Local Impact GrantsAnytimeN/Aup to $20,000Grants are available in 4 areas: K-12 Education, Nature, Workforce, and State Stretegic Impact. To be eligible to apply, your organization must have current tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, be a governmental entity, including school systems. https://www.duke-energy.com/community/duke-energy-foundation/local-impactFunds are not granted to individual schools, religious organizations, or political orgnaizations. Applications will be reviewed within 3 months of applying.
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Davis Education Fund, NC Unit Herb Society of America01/01/202412/31/2024$50-$1,000The Davis Fund, from donations and proceeds of our annual herb sale, is used for the following purposes: educational activities for the general public, scholarships and grants, or other projects of an educational or outreach nature that will further the knowledge and use of herbs.http://www.ncherbsociety.org/grant-information.html
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Kars4Kids Small Grant Program01/01/202412/31/2024$500-2,000Are you a 501c3 lay organization with a central focus of doing original work on behalf of America’s children? We accept submissions from any US-based, IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations. Focus areas on youth development, mentorship, and education.http://www.kars4kidsgrants.org/#applyResponse within 4 months of application submission.
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High Point Community Garden Assistance GrantIn-kind: up to 10 cubic yards of mulch and soil from Ingleside Compost FacilityProviding assistance to community gardens and urban farms in the form of materials from the Ingleside Compost Facility (soil, compost, leaf mulch or wood mulch), the cost of delivery of materials from Ingleside Compost Facility to a community garden, or for the abatement of associated cost such as water meters or irrigation valves; tap fees and other related infrastructure improvements may only be approved on city owned properties.email: crystal_mercer@ncsu.edu for grant procedure and applicationMust be in city of High Point, and associated with a neighborhood association or non-profit.
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NC Council of Churches Partners in Health & Wellness Mini-grantsAny timeN/Aup to $1,000 for an individual grant, up to $5,000 for a community grantThe PHW Collaborative Pledge is open to any worshipping community. Eligibility for mini-grant funds are based on the following requirements: Your congregation must have submitted a PHW Collaborative Pledge within the last 12 months prior to applying for a PHW mini-grant. Priority is given to projects that address one of PHW’s five focus areas: healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco prevention and cessation, mental health advocacy, and healthy aging.https://www.ncchurches.org/programs/phw/phw-mini-grants/Applicants must be a worshipping community or congregation (not limited to Christian denominations). Non-profit agencies are inelegible.
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CFCG Community Grant04/01/202405/15/2024Does not list amountAt the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, we recognize that health and wellness is a foundational component of any thriving community. With that, we recognize that residents must have the opportunity to age with dignity and have access to services which foster health and wellness for the whole person. The Community Foundation is particularly interested in funding the following: 1) Capital cost, capital expansions, or capital equipment for eldercare facilities throughout Greensboro. 2) Direct services for uninsured and underinsured populations in Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham County. 3) Increased access to fresh, healthy, and nourishing food in Guilford County.https://cfgg.org/grantseekers/nonprofits-community-groups/community-grants/#how-to-applyMust be in the city of Greensboro
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High Point Community Development Block Grants01/01/202401/01/2025Does not list amountThe Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides grant funds to non-profit 501(c)3 agencies and community organizations to be used for activities and projects benefiting low and moderate-income persons. All activities must meet all CDBG guidelines and regulations established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and other local restrictions established by the High Point City Council. Programs and activities must benefit low to moderate income individuals and families within the city of High Point. While churches may use CDBG funds to sponsor eligible community activities, the activities may not be religious in nature, directly or indirectly, or be limited to or predominantly for members of specific churches.https://www.highpointnc.gov/1617/CDBG-GrantsApplicants must be certified 501(c)3 organizations to apply. Must be in the city of High Point.
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Nature's Path Gardens for Good04/01/2024Not yet listedup to $5,000The Gardens for Good grant program supports community gardens across North America who are growing organic food and doing good in their communities. To spread the love a little further in 2024, we will award 21 garden projects with $5,000 each this year!https://www.naturespath.com/en-us/gardens-for-good/Currently unlisted but will be back in May 2024
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2024 Lots of Compassion Grant04/12/202406/30/2024$20,000Together, Mrs. Meyers Clean Day and KidsGardening designed the Lots of Compassion Grant program to support local leaders looking to transform vacant lots into gardens to help grow compassion in their community. In 2024, up to 10 grantees will receive $20,000 each to transform a vacant lot into a garden. A total of $200,000 will be awarded annually.https://kidsgardening.org/grant-opportunities/Winners Announced July 31st 2024
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SeedMoney11/15/202412/15/2024$100-$1,000Crowdgranting represents a new way for nonprofit causes to access funds for their work. It combines crowdfunding with challenge grants. In the case of SeedMoney, participating projects use the possibility of securing a challenge grant from us to motivate individual donors to contribute to their project. We do this through a 30-day challenge running from November 15th through December 15th each year.https://donate.seedmoney.org/
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Going Local Grant - North Carolina Farm Bureau01/01/202404/15/2024up to $500Going Local Grants help educators provide Pre-K through collegiate level students with valuable, real-world education and experiences directly related to the agricultural industry and the Common Core State and Essential Standards. Teachers practicing in private and public North Carolina schools, colleges, and universities are encouraged to apply. The grant proposal must relate directly to the agricultural industry in North Carolina.https://www.ncfb.org/ag-in-the-classroom/
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Extension Master Gardener Community Garden Start-Up Grant Program02/10/202409/01/2024$300The purpose of the Extension Master Gardener Community Garden Start-Up Grant Program is to provide funding and mentoring for new Guilford County community gardens that will break ground in 2024. Grants in the amount of $300 each will be dispersed to accepted applications on a “rolling basis” (first come, first served) beginning on February 10, 2024, through September 1, 2024, or until all Guilford County EMG budgeted funds have been allocated. The application requests a description of the planned project, a plan for going forward, and a detailed account of how the money will be used.https://guilford.ces.ncsu.edu/2023/01/community-garden-start-up-grants-available/
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B.W. Wells Stewardship Fund01/01/202409/01/2024up to $1,000The B.W. Wells Stewardship Fund provides several grants each year to projects that involve the installation of new native plant gardens, restoration and maintenance of existing natural plant communities, and public education on native plants and their benefits and conservation. Grants are available to organizations, including federal, state, and local agencies, and local community organizations. Grants are awarded up to $1000.https://ncwildflower.org/bw-wells-fund/Notifications will be made to applicants by November 1st of each year.
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Therapeutic Garden Grant04/01/2024VariesNational Garden Bureau launched a philanthropic program in 2014 that supports the building and growth of therapeutic gardens across North America. This program furthers NGB’s mission of promoting gardening to gardeners and non-gardeners alike.https://ngb.org/therapeutic-grant-program/Currently does not list close date or grant amount. Previous grant applicants have been awarded an amount ranging $1,000-$3,000
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North Carolina Humanities 11/30/202309/30/2024, 09/12/2024, 04/18/2024 VariesNorth Carolina Humanities welcomes public humanities project proposals that support free or low cost programs which address fundamental humanities questions about who we are and how we live together in the world we share. In particular, the NC Humanities encourages projects that explore North Carolina's rich diversity examining the culture and history of specific groups or which support cross-cultural understanding. Through our programs we foster the critical thinking and understanding essential for all citizens to be able to participate in our democracy. All of our funding opportunities, Grant Guidelines, and application instructions can be found on our website here: https://nchumanities.org/grants/https://nchumanities.org/grants/Grants are awarded for humanities projects and are not necessarily community gardens. An example given by them for a humanities project is: "a documentary and exhibition project on the restoration of native rivercane by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians."
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AIB/CN GrantAnytime11/01/2024Up to $25,000America in Bloom and the CN Railway have partnered to create the “EcoConnexions From the Ground Up” grants program. With a true transcontinental network that extends to three North American coasts, CN passes through a wide range of urban and rural communities. We encourage communities along the CN corridor to take environmental action by improving their communities through healthy urban forests, natural landscaping, groundcover improvement, and flower displays.https://americainbloom.org/programs/cn-grant/Grant recipients must for the Bloom Level 4 Program prior to February 28.
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SHADE STRUCTURE GRANT10/01/202412/15/2024Up to $8,000The AAD Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants of up to $8,000 to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun. In addition to the grant, the AAD also provides a permanent sign for display near the shade structure.https://www.aad.org/public/public-health/shade-structure-grants/shade-structure-grant-applicationShade structure installations must be completed by November 30.
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Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust06/14/20247/15/2024Up to $25,000The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust supports education and research in ornamental horticulture through grants to botanical gardens, arboreta, universities, and other charitable organizations strongly-aligned with its funding interests.https://smithht.org/grant-seekers
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Grants below are currently unavailable but will renew in 2025
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Urban Agriculture Resilience Program$5,000-$20,000The USBG and the Association are partnering to support public gardens and their partners in facilitating collaborative urban agriculture, community gardening, and other food-growing programs.https://members.publicgardens.org/grow-your-garden/promote/urban-agriculture/No application dates listed but the application renews every year
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Herb Society of America 2025 Research grant01/01/202501/31/2025$10,000The purpose of the Research Grant Program is to further the knowledge and use of herbs. This grant supports the research of the horticultural, scientific, and/or medicinal use of herbs throughout history. Research must define an herb as historically useful for flavoring, medicine, economic, industrial, or cosmetic purposes and have the potential to significantly increase the knowledge of the field.https://www.herbsociety.org/get-involved/grants-scholarships/grant-details.html
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