The National Gardening Association has partnered with The Home Depot to offer grants that help develop children’s gardening programs. Schools, youth groups, community centers, camps, clubs, treatment facilities, and inter-generational groups throughout the United States are encouraged to apply. Programs must include at least 15 children aged 3 to 18 years. Applications can be downloaded at the website, and must be postmarked by November 1, 2008. For the 2009 grant cycle, 125 grants are available, packaged as follows:
Five programs will receive gift cards valued at $1000 (a $500 gift card to The Home Depot and a $500 gift card to the Gardening with Kids catalog and store) and educational materials from NGA
Seventy programs will receive a $500 gift card to The Home Depot and educational materials from NGA
Fifty programs will receive a $250 gift card to The Home Depot and educational materials from NGA
Toshiba America Foundation’s mission is to promote quality science and mathematics education in U.S. schools, and to that end the foundation offers grants that help individual science or math teachers develop compelling projects that tap into children’s natural sense of curiosity. They are currently accepting grant proposals for projects geared at children in grades 7 through 12, and for a dollar amount of $5,000 or more. Proposals are due by August 1, 2008.