Funding from Farm to School can come from many sources including federal, state and local government, as well as corporations, foundations and community partners.
Home Depot’s Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant
Home Depot’s Retool Your School program provides grants through a two-tier structure for campus and facility improvements at historically black colleges and universities. The program awards Tier I and Tier II grants based on a combination of consumer voting and advisory board panel selections. The college with the highest score will receive a $50,000 Tier I grant; thirteen other applicants will receive Tier II grants of $10,000 each. An additional three Campus Pride grants of $25,000 each will be awarded to the schools with the most votes and social media activity, as determined by Home Depot. Grant funds will go toward an improvement project at each school that is likely to have impact on the lives of students, faculty, and alumni for generations to come.
Voices for Healthy Kids Grant Opportunities
The American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have joined forces to launch Voices for Healthy Kids. Through this collaboration, and in partnership with a team of experts across the childhood obesity movement, the initiative aims to engage, organize and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Voices for Healthy Kids will advance coordinated state, local and tribal public policy issue advocacy campaigns focused on childhood obesity priorities, and will utilize the American Heart Association’s proven advocacy capacity to drive meaningful and widespread policy change that will support the reversal of the childhood obesity epidemic. The goal of the grant opportunities within this initiative is to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local and tribal public policy issue campaigns in order to increase public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children. Voices for Healthy Kids is focusing efforts on six priority areas, and applicants should link their applications to these priorities.
Awesome Food $1000 Project Grants – Rolling deadline
Each month, Awesome Food will give one applicant $1,000 to help pull off an awesome idea involving food. The ideas must relate to food in some form, and the definition will be more inclusive than exclusive. Examples could include educating the public about DIY-farming, creating an ad-hoc eatery in a subway car, or recording videos of immigrants’ recipes. Anyone is eligible to apply: for profit, nonprofit, individuals, companies, schools, adults and children. Applications are reviewed as they are received. One grant is awarded each month. View the application here.
Organic 1% – Rolling deadline.
The Simply Organic 1% fund supports and promotes the growth of organic and sustainable agriculture, including research, education and efficient/quality improvement projects.
Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents
The Healthy Habits Small Grant Program funds research that identifies mechanisms of influence and/or promotes positive sustainable health behaviors in children and youth. Positive health behaviors may include practicing proper dental hygiene, eating a balanced diet, and engaging in physical activity while applications to promote these behaviors should target social and cultural factors such as schools, families, and communities. Awards of up to $50,000 a year for two years will be available. Eligible organizations include public and private institutions of higher education, nonprofits, for-profit organizations, government agencies, and faith-based or community-based organizations. For more information, click here.
USDA Team Nutrition Grants
- Support the Child Nutrition Programs through training for foodservice, nutrition education for children, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.
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- Helps schools help themselves by getting kids to focus on a combination of physical activity and healthy nutrition choices on a daily basis.
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Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools Grant
- Grassroots public health effort that supports salad bars in schools
- The goal of the initiative is to fund and award 6,000 salad bars over the next three years
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School Orchard Grants, The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
- Donates orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as public schools, city parks, and low-income neighborhoods
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Kids Gardening Grant Programs, National Gardening Association
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Please submit any additional information on Farm to School funding opportunities to Carol Smathers to be posted to our website!