Educators, individuals, and group leaders are invited to apply for a $200 mini-grant to start, support, or celebrate their community action project that will positively impact people, animals, and/or the environment. Eligible participants must be registered members of Roots and Shoots (registration is free).
Our Garden Grant program provides a $3,000 monetary grant to support a new or existing edible educational garden located at either a K–12 School or a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves children in the K-12 grade range.
This foundation funds projects related to early childhood education, specifically for children 6th grade and below. 501(c)(3) organizations may apply for grants that directly benefit children. Previously awarded projects include the creation of an outdoor classroom, an urban wildlife curriculum summer camp, and a hands-on discovery zone. This fund does not support grants for operating expenses, capital campaigns, scholarship, or general funds. Applications are reviewed two times a year: April 1 and October 1.
YMCA Learning Centers are open across Oahu to provide a safe place for children in grades K-6 to conduct their distance learning school programs. Students will receive virtual learning support as well as participate in enrichment and fun activities. The cost if $50 per student per week, though full financial assistance is available fo families in need.
National Garden Clubs Native Plants and Wildflowers Grant
A grant of up to $500 is available to be used towards direct expenses for an educational program about native plants and wildflowers. State garden clubs, districts, councils and individual garden clubs many co-sponsor a symposium with state agencies, arboreta, native plant societies, or similar organizations.
The program provides funding for food, garden, and nutrition education within host organizations, such as school cafeterias and classrooms, while fostering community engagement between farms and school systems. The goal is to advance the nutritional health of children and nutrition education in elementary and secondary schools and foster higher levels of community engagement.
AgDiscovery is a summer outreach program held from July 11-24, 2021 to introduce students in grades 9-11 to the world of agricultural sciences. During this 2-week program, students will explore career and educational opportunities in the fields of plant and animal sciences with presentations by USDA and the University of Hawaii, as well as visit local agribusinesses. Students will participate in a wide range of hands-on activities, such as orchid pollination, feral swine dissection, pest identification, DNA barcoding, and honey extraction. A pre-application workshop will be hosted on Saturday, February 20. Interested students should contact Kristin Matsumoto to register at 808-956-2160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program provides schools and districts with salad bar support, technical assistance and equipment such as Cambro bars and camchillers. Any district or independent school participating in the National School Lunch Program is eligible to apply. Applications are currently being accepted, though shipments of approved salad bars is on hold until the 2021-2022 school year.
This program funds projects that increase agricultural literacy. County and State Farm bureaus may apply for $1,000 grants for K-12 education programs in order to initiate new ag literacy programs or expand existing programs.
McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Academic Enrichment Grants
This grant provides up to $10,000 of annual funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic and creative abilities of children from low-income households. Projects that have community support, facilities, and expertise but need additional resources for materials, time and transportation are encouraged to apply.
This program provides a free variety of 50 seed packets to organizations and gardens in need. Community and educational groups who will freely share the harvest or save seed for other in need are eligibly to apply. Nonprofits, schools, community gardens, seed libraries, and educational programs may also apply. There is a $15 shipping and handling charge for each seed donation.
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation donates orchards to community gardens, public schools, city/state parks, low-income neighborhoods, and hunger relief sites. The organization provides high-quality fruit trees and shrubs, equipment, on-site orchard design expertise and oversight, horticultural workshops, and aftercare training and manuals. Nonprofits, NGOs, public schools, or government entities may apply. At least 15-20 trees must be planted. Recipients must own the planting site, have a long-term lease, or work with a nonprofit/government entity that owns the planting site with a long-term usage agreement.