Grant Opportunities

Check out these awesome funding opportunities!

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Please note, Oregon AITC does not endorse these organizations or opportunities, they are simply listed here as a resource for Oregon educators.
Please contact the individual organizations directly for specific questions related to the grant programs.
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National Ag CHS Classroom Grants

The CHS Foundation is offering classroom grants for K-12 teachers with projects such as school gardens, embryology initiatives and other plant and animal projects that use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies and other subjects. The deadline for the $500 grants is September 15. The grants are being made available thanks to funding from the CHS Foundation, which is a national farmer cooperative. Deadline: September of each year.

Toshiba Classroom Grants

K-5 grade teachers are invited to apply online for a $1,000 Toshiba America Foundation grant to help bring an innovative hands-on project into their own classroom.
With a Toshiba America Foundation grant, elementary teachers can bring their best new teaching ideas to life.
Deadline: October 1 of each year.

Eat. Learn. Live and Grow Grant

Planting the seeds of health and wellness, The 2016 Eat. Learn. Live. and Grow Grant sponsored by Chartwells K12 in partnership with offers funding for schools seeking to enhance their curriculum and offer food and nutrition education through an edible garden program.  Any public or private school in the U.S. serving students in grades K to 12 and planning a new or expanding an established garden program is eligible to apply. The selection of winners will be based on demonstrated or potential program impact and sustainability in addition to how well the program connects to the theme How Do You Eat. Learn. Live. and Grow?” Deadline: check website.

Greenworks Environmental Education Grant

Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment.

The projects partner students with their whole school, local businesses and/or community organizations, and provide opportunities for student leadership. The funds can be used by students to implement recycling programs at their school, conserve water and energy, establish school gardens and outdoor classrooms, improve a forest, or restore a natural habitat, for example.

To be eligible, applicants must have attended a PLT workshop, either in-person or online, that provides training, lesson plans, and other resources to help integrate these projects and environmental education into your curriculum or youth programs. Deadline: September 30 of each year.

Toolbox for Education Grants

It’s that easy when you take advantage of Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant program. Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) knows how hard you work for your kids and your community and is dedicated to helping your parent-teacher group achieve even more for your school. Apply for our Toolbox for Education Grant now and build on your already impressive parent group success with Lowe’s.

For more than 65 years, Lowe’s has supported the communities we call home. At a time when schools are struggling to support the basic needs of their students, the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation recognizes the importance of financial support.

This year LCEF is seeking ways to provide the tools to help educators and parent groups through educational challenges by providing the greatest impact, with basic necessities being the priority. Deadline: February of each year.

Safer Brand School Garden Grant

School gardens can have an amazing impact on students.

  • School gardens can help get kids outside and moving.
  • Students with gardens tend to perform better on tests.
  • Gardens can even get students more engaged in learning about the environment and nutrition.
  • It also encourages kids to eat more veggies and fruits.

Providing a chance for a healthier future is exactly why Safer® Brand is giving away a $500 school garden grant. For more information on why school gardens matter, how to build one and to apply for the Safer® School Garden Grant check out the information on their website. Deadline: December 1 of each year.

Green Education Foundation Grant

GEF and Gardener’s Supply Company have teamed up on an exciting funding opportunity for established youth garden projects nationwide! The organizations are calling on schools and youth groups to submit chronicles of their garden projects in a race to win a $250 prize. The award is designed to support the continued sustainability of an exceptional youth garden program that has demonstrated success, and has impacted the lives of kids and their community. Deadline: September of each year.

‘Feed a Bee’ Grant

Educators interested in teaching K-12 students about the importance of bees and other pollinators have an opportunity to apply for a ‘Feed a Bee’ grant. Bayer CropScience is providing $500,000 over the next two years with the goal of funding initiatives in all 50 states to increase food for bees and other pollinators by planting wildflowers and establishing additional forage areas. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, growers, beekeepers, businesses, schools, clubs, gardening groups and governmental agencies. Funding will be distributed in grants of $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000. Applications will be accepted until the end of 2018.

Scholarships to Attend National AITC Conference

Teachers and volunteers can apply to receive a $1,500 White-Reinhardt Scholarship to attend the 2019 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference ‘AgVenture in the Natural State’ in Little Rock, AR June 19-21. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2018.