Funding Opportunities and Awards
= Of Interest to School/Youth Gardens.
= Of Interest to Community Gardens
Foster partnerships between businesses, service organizations, universities
or community colleges, etc. Contact the local Chamber of Commerce to identify
potential partners. Look to the parents of the children who garden for support
from their businesses.
America the Beautiful Fund - Operation Green Plant is offering
They are offering between 100 and 1000 seed packets on the basis of availability
and relative need for volunteer efforts to grow food for the needy, elderly,
handicapped and confined; for charitable plant sales; to beautify neighborhoods;
to start new educational programs; and to show that growing plants can give
people and communities new hope as they help to beautify and nourish America.
These are seeds were packaged to sell last year and have germination rates
of 85% to 90%.
To request a Free Seed Grant, simply request an application, then:
- -Attach a short letter describing your project
- -Enclose a check for Shipping & Handling
- -Mail it to the following address:
America the Beautiful Fund
1730 K Street NW Suite 1002
Washington, DC, 20006
Arizona Community Tree Council, Inc.
Arizona Department of Education
Grants are available to eligible Arizona communities, non-profit corporations,
and other groups on a competitive basis. The primary objective of the grant
program is to support volunteerism to enhance the urban forest in your community.
1616 W. Adams, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Voice (602) 542-2518, Fax (602) 542-5223
1535 W Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 542-5393
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Alert" - listing of grants available
There are different state and federal programs established to provide funding
for special activities within schools. The science, health or nutrition specialist
may have information regarding current programs.
School Yard & Environmental Education Grants
Arizona Nursery Association
Applications must be received prior to 5:00 p.m. on the last working day of
Heritage Fund Workshop Schedule
Tuesday, August 11 - Flagstaff; Wednesday, August 12 - Tucson; Wednesday,
August 19 - Phoenix, Arizona
Call Karen Schedler (602)789-33238 or Kate Cutler (602) 542-2854, for information.
1430 W. Broadway, A-125
Partners for Fish and Wildlife
Tempe, AZ 85282-1127
Awards scholarships to worthy students each year in amounts from $500 - $3000.
Award winners are notified in July of each year with scholarships made available
from the fall semester. Please contact the Arizona Nursery Association office
to receive an application by phone or via e-mail email@example.com
Public Service and the Phoenix Suns
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Partners for Fish & Wildlife
2321 W. Royal Palm Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85021-4951
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Partners for Fish and Wildlife program
provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners with a desire
to provide suitable habitat on their property for wildlife. Up to $10,000
available per project. Eligible projects: *Fencing streams and wetlands; *Planting
native vegetation; *Educational signs and publications; *Creating wetland
and riparian habitats; *Closing unauthorized roads and trails *Public environmental
Environmental Education Grants for Arizona Teachers
for Human Development Grants
$50,000 in grants of up to $1,000 each are offered. The grants are open to
educators for grades K-12 in schools located in the APS service area.
The grants are designed to encourage students and teachers to pursue ideas
and projects that link energy and environmental education to core subjects
such as math, science, social studies, health and language arts.
Applications are short and concise and can be picked up at your local
APS business office. You can also pick up an application at the Southwest
Center for Education and the Natural Environment (SCENE) located at Arizona
State University, 826 East Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ (602) 965-4179, and the
Northern Arizona Environmental Education Resources Center at Northern Arizona
University in Flagstaff (520) 523-1651.
For more information, call Louise Moskowitz at APS, (602) 250-2291.
Captain Planet Foundation
CHD Program Coordinator
The Office of Peace and Justice, CSS/CNA
1610 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85015
The Foundation promotes environmental activities for young people. Funds for
the Captain Planet Foundation come from a percentage of the licensing and
merchandising revenues generated by the Captain Planet character and animated
television series and other contributions.
Address: One CNN Center, 6 North, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Chamber of Commerce
Common Ground Garden Program
Ricardo Gomez, Manager, Agriculture and Environmental Programs
Community Development Block Grants
USDA Extension Service
South building, Room 3347
Washington, DC 20250-0900
Donations for groups servicing the most needy and neglected urban areas.
Federal funds which are given to the cities to use to meet local priorities
and needs. $500 - $50,000 available for one program. Contact your local Mayor's
office for information and application procedures. Involve the children in
the process of securing funds. They can attend council meetings and write
letters to successfully lobby for city block grant money for their gardening
Community Foundations and Public School Foundations
Contact The Foundation Center, 79 Fifth
Avenue, New York, NY 10003, (800) 424-9836 or visit the reference section
of your local library to identify potential funders.
Develop a budget and a specific wish list. Form a plan for raising the money
including a list of potential donors, what you will request, who will do the
asking, how donors will be recognized and involved in the project, and how
you will express your appreciation.
Education Grants & Awards
Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA-Environmental Education
Office of Public Affairs (E2)
75 Hawthorne St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
$5,000 to $250,000 awards
The Foundation Center
79 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003-3076
Tel: (212) 620-4230 • Fax: (212) 691-1828
1001 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
The Foundation Directory lists corporate and private foundations. Call for locations and phone numbers of regional offices.
The Grantsmanship Center
Training Opportunities, Free Magazine, Nonprofit Resources, Publications, and more.
International Turf Production Foundation
1855-A Hicks Road
The International Society of Arboriculture Research Trust
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Turf Grants -
The ITPF Research Committee and Board of Directors encourage you to submit a research proposal for consideration
P.O. Box GG
The National Education Association
Savoy, IL 61874
The ISA Research Trust announces the John Z. Duling Grant Program. For successful applicants, grant awards will vary depending on the adjudged value of the project to the needs of the arboricultural industry. However, no single award will receive more than $5,000. Research funded by the Trust must be in keeping with its mission and the Priority Areas and Critical Issues for Research and Technology Transfer. For copies of the grant application and information, write to the ISA Research Trust. Or you can download it electronically from the web site: http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/~isa/
A variety of grants programs to support teachers doing innovative work
National Gardening Association
National Environmental Education and Training
915 Fifteenth Street, NW
Landscapes for Learning, Youth Garden Grants, and Kids Growing with Dutch
Washington, DC 20005
"Creating Awareness, Education, and Action in Support of the Environment"
NEETF awards one-year challenge grants requiring a cash match of at least
one non- federal dollar for each NEETF dollar awarded. Grants range from $5,000
Youth Garden Grants Program
National Science Foundation
1100 Dorset St.
So. Burlington, VT 05403
Landscapes for Learning, Youth Garden Grants, and Kids Growing with Dutch Bulbs
300 youth gardens nation wide will each be awarded tools, seeds and garden products
valued at $750. Applicants must plan to garden with at least 15 children between
the ages of three and 18 years. Both food gardens and beautification projects
are eligible. Evaluation criteria include: leadership, educational and environmental
programming, innovation, sustainability, need and community support.
Attention Grants and Agreements
National Tree Trust
1800 G Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20550
Partnership Enhancement Monetary Grant Program
National Urban and Community Forest Advisory Council
1998 Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program
Suzanne M. del Villar, Executive Assistant to the Council
1042 Park West Court
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Approximately $1 million in grant funds will be awarded through the 1998 Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program. Any non-Federal organization may apply. Pre-Proposals must be received by January 6, 1998.
Phoenix Suns Charities
America West Arena
201 E. Jefferson, 4th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Attn: Beneficiaries Committee
Contributions to non-profit organizations which provide services to promote the positive growth and development of the children of Arizona.
Application Deadline is October 1, grants of $5,000 or less preferred
Fame brings fortune. Seek out publicity. Apply for awards and recognition. Donors want to be associated with success. Demonstrate that you are making a difference. Contact your Mayor's office to find out about local educational and environmental awards.
Salt River Project Branching Out
SRP launched their Branching Out grant program in 2001. Branching Out grants encourage the planting of trees in public areas and community spaces. These grants are available to a wide range of civic-based groups and organizations. The program criteria and application are available at this web address.
The Jaycees, Optimists, Rotary, etc.
The United States Department of Energy:
World Gardening Project
Garden Club World Gardening Chairperson
3801 N. 21st Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Grants up to $50.00 are available to school or other youth groups to purchase supplies for gardening projects. Projects may include: Outdoor gardens, indoor container gardens, grow labs, etc. In addition to money, each grant will include resources materials describing experiments and activities to help students learn about plants and soil. Grant funds are provided through the Arizona Federation of Garden Clubs. Resource materials will be provided by the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, 4-H Youth Development.
Arizona Community Tree Council
Arizona Community Tree Council Awards
Gustav Ohaus Awards
Honoring individual, civic, and corporate efforts to beautify the urban environment with trees through an event, program, project, or phase of a project.
1616 W. Adams, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Voice (602) 542-6191, Fax (602) 542-5223
Kids Pride in Phoenix
1742 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
National Science Teachers Association awards grants for innovative programs to improve science teaching.
Awards are for $750 or $1,000
Annual program to recognize and reward the
volunteer work of young people (grades K-12) whose efforts benefit the
Phoenix, AZ community. Winners will be recognized formally by the mayor and
honored at an awards ceremony. Cash prizes ($500 each) will be awarded to group and
individual volunteer efforts that show extraordinary commitment to making
Phoenix a better place to live.
Sea World/Busch Gardens Environmental
You don't have to be a Phoenix resident to qualify - but your project needs
to have a direct impact on the Phoenix community. Examples of activities
that qualify include helping the needy, cleaning up Phoenix neighborhoods
or making them safer, enhancing your school environment or working to build
For more information about Kids Pride in Phoenix or to obtain an
application Call (602) 207-3630.
Sponsored by the Anheuser-Busch Theme Parks, 13 awards including eight first place awards of $7,500 each, eight second place awards of $2,500 each. A Grand prize award of $20,000 will also be given.
Please help us expand this list by sending information on other grants and awards to Jo Cook (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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