Life Lab maintains the following list of good sites to find grants suitable for school gardens. There are many to sort through and additional resources related to grant writing and funding school gardens.
Grants to Consider for Santa Cruz County Schools
Most school garden grants are awarded in the range of $500-$3,000. Here are some favorite local and national grant resources to consider:
Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grants – these may be applied to multiple times. This is a more detailed and complex grant application compared to others.
California Fertilizer Foundation – two grant cycles per year
CA Foundation for Ag in the Classroom – frequent cycles of awards, they have one grant offering that focuses on organic gardening overseen by Santa Cruz based CCOF!
Big Creek Lumber – Garden bed grants and donation requests. These are specific to schools in Big Creek Lumber Store communities, like Santa Cruz County!
Ocean Guardian Grants – up to $4,000 for projects that enhance coastal environments. Many grant recipients have partner with Groundswell Ecology on native planting projects.
Schools Plus Grant is run by the Public Schools Foundation of Santa Cruz County