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Funding Opportunity: School Gardens and Heathly Kids

We have two grant opportunities to share this week. The first one might be a good fit for the school lunchroom. Imagine going out your backdoor to gather fresh produce for lunch. Or for those of us in a Northern climate – maybe an indoor garden would be even better!

K-12 School Gardens Funded
Annie's Grants for Gardens
Annie's Grants for Gardens are provided to K-12 school gardens nationwide that connect children directly to real food. Two types of grants are provided. “Getting Started: Funds for Your New Program” offers grants of $500 to start brand-new school garden programs. “Digging Deeper: Funds for Your Existing Program” offers grants of $1,500 to enhance current school garden programs. Online applications must be submitted by May 31, 2013. Visit the company’s website to learn more about the program.

Grants Encourage Whole Child Development
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to their larger community and society. The Foundation's approach is one of whole child development: ensuring the emotional, social, cognitive, physical, cultural, and civic development of young children, ages 0-8, within the context of families and communities. The Foundation’s work focuses on three goals: Educated Kids – Increasing the number of children who are reading and math proficient by third grade. Healthy Kids – Increasing the number of children born at a healthy birth weight and who receive the care and healthy food they need for optimal development. Secure Families – Increasing the number of children and families living at least 200% above the poverty level. Geographic priority areas in the United States include Michigan, Mississippi, and New Mexico; however, promising programs throughout the U.S. are also supported. International grants, which have distinct funding priorities, are currently concentrated in selected regions of Latin America and the Caribbean. Requests for both national and international grants are reviewed throughout the year. Online application information is available on the Foundation’s website.

We get our information from the GrantStation website!

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