Grant Opportunities





K-12 School and Community Projects

Lowe's ToolBox for Education

The Toolbox for Education Grant Program, offered by Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation, provides grants of $2,000 to $5,000 to public K-12 schools as well as school parent-teacher groups associated with public schools throughout the U.S. that develop projects to encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit. Preference is given to funding requests that have a permanent impact such as facility enhancement (both indoor and outdoor) and landscaping or clean up projects. The fall 2014 application deadline is Oct. 15, but will close prior to that once 1,500 applications are received.

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Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant Program

The School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to a K-12 school, or a non-profit working in partnership with a K-12 school, to support a new or existing edible garden on school grounds. Eligibility criteria: 1) School garden must be an edible school garden (such as growing fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains, etc) and located on the grounds of a K-12 school (public, private or charter, elementary, middle or secondary); 2) Applicant must be a nonprofit K-12 school (public, private or charter, elementary, middle or high) or a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working in partnership with a K-12 school; 3) Applicant cannot be a previous recipient of a Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant; and 4) Applicant must have the participation and support of a specific partner organization from the community (such as a nonprofit, a farm, a local business, a Whole Foods store, or a garden club) that brings added support and sustainability to the initiative. The applicant, if a nonprofit, may be the community partner for this grant.

Deadline: 10-31-2014

National Education Association (NEA) Student Achievement Grants


Funding will be awarded to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area. The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve student habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement, or other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged. Applications are reviewed three times per year, every year. Applicants must be practicing U.S public school teachers in grades Pre-K through 12, or public school education support professionals, or faculty and staff at public higher education institutions. Preference will be given to members of the National Education Association. Award Ceiling: $5,000.

Deadline: 10-15-2014

 Public Lands Every Day Grants

Public Lands Every Day is a national environmental education foundation program that sponsors events and capacity building through four different grants. For more information, go to the Public Lands Every Day Grants page.

Deadline: There are various deadlines on this website




Toshiba American Foundation Science and Math Programs 

 This foundation provides grants for Science and Math Education in grades 6 through 12 to promote quality science and mathematics education. Both small and large (over $5,000) grants are awarded to teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students.. For more details, click here.

 Deadline: Ongoing for small grants; August for large grants

 Green Mobility Network


The mission of the GMN is to advocate to make Miami-Dade County a safer and more enjoyable place to bicycle, run and walk.  Become a part of the solution as they link schools and students to their local Safe Routes to School project, as well as local, state and national alternative transportation advocacy issues and opportunities. 

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League of Educators in Florida (LEEF) Grants page


The League of Environmental Educators in Florida (LEEF), Inc., is committed to environmentally educating Florida's citizens. LEEF provides a network for awareness, communication and growth about Florida's natural environment. It is imperative that Florida's citizens recognize the complex web of bio-physical interdependences upon which sustainable life is based.
Education is vital to wise decision-making about our relationship with and the use of our natural resources in the finite world. In order for Florida's environment to continue to provide high quality life, we must all understand and accept our roles and responsibilities to the natural systems of which we are a part.

For more information on various grants available for teachers, click here.

Deadline: There are various deadlines on this website

 National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) Grants page


The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) provides knowledge to trusted professionals who, with their credibility, amplify messages to national audiences to solve everyday environmental problems. Together, we generate lasting positive change.  This page provides information on various funding opportunities for educators.

For more information on various grants available for teachers, click here.

Deadline: There are various deadlines on this website

Kids Gardening Grants page


National Gardening Association’s grant and award programs are funded by generous corporations and foundations that share NGA's vision of a greener future and belief in the powerful impact gardening programs can have on the mental, physical, and psychological health of individuals. Beginning with 50 Youth Garden Grants in 1982, NGA has delivered 9,596 grants and awards worth approximately $3.96 million, reaching an estimated 1.6 million young gardeners.

For more information on various grants available for teachers, click here.

Deadline: There are various deadlines on this website

National Science Foundation Funding Opportunity Search

Search for various funding opportunities for teachers through program synopses and solicitations.  Look through titles and abstracts from previous year's awards. For more details, click here.

Application deadline: There are various deadlines on this website

Do Something Seed Grant

Are you working to start a community action project or program?  Do you need money to put your ideas into action? If you answered, "YES!", you are eligible to apply for a Do Something Seed Grant.  They give out a $500 Do Something Seed Grant every week to help young people realize their ideas and programs.  For more details, click here.

Application deadline: There is no deadline for this program.

Slow Food Miami Grant

The goal of Slow Food Miami’s Edible Garden Program is to create student–centered organic vegetable gardens and to introduce students to the pleasures of good, clean food and to teach basic garden skills. With the combination of a garden grant, installation support, school incorporated curriculums and volunteer follow up, Slow Food Miami seeks to develop improved nutritional practices, plant-to-food awareness, and an understanding of sustainable environmental processes.  For more details, click here.  Application deadline: There is no deadline for this program.