Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Supplement Grant
The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation in partnership with the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the Iowa Egg Council offers grants up to $250 to support the integration of agriculture into regular classroom instruction or after school programs with an academic focus. Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Supplement Grants are designed to initiate new projects or expand existing projects that promote agriculture literacy in Iowa. Grants can be used to fund innovative lessons, activities, classroom resources, guest speakers, outreach programs, field trips and other projects.
Deadline for applying is Jan. 10, 2021 and projects must be completed by June 4, 2021.
Update: Thanks to some additional funding, we have opened up a second call for applications. The deadline for submission will be March 7, 2021. The new completion date for ALL projects will be October 1, 2021.
Iowa Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award
The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation offers one award given to an Iowa educator currently engaged in classroom instruction at the pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade levels. This award recognizes a teacher for their integrated efforts to teach students about the importance of agriculture. The teacher selected will receive $500 and have up to $1,000 of their related expenses paid to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference.
Grant Opportunities From Other Organizations
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture offers the White-Reinhardt Mini-Grant Program to fund projects that will increase agricultural literacy. County and state Farm Bureaus may apply for grants of up to $1,000 for classroom education programs for grades K-12 in order to initiate new agriculture literacy programs or expand existing programs. Grants are available on a competitive basis.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture offers White-Reinhardt Scholarships to the attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference to full-time educators and/or volunteers that actively participate in classroom agriculture literacy programs or events. This scholarship program is to provide travel expense funds to attend the national conference and then use the information gained to expand their outreach to students regarding food, fiber and fuel.
Applications are due Oct. 15 of the program year.
National Agriculture in the Classroom Scholarship
The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization with support from the CHS Foundation offers up to 55 scholarships for teachers to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom conference. The scholarship applications are due in February and the conference is held in June.
CHS Classroom Grant
The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization with financial support from the CHS Foundation offers five $1,500 grants to be awarded to kindergarten through 12th grade core education teachers whose innovative classroom projects use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, nutrition, science and/or social studies.
Application for grant proposals opens in July and the deadline is in September.
The Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program
Through this hands-on science lesson, students will learn about backyard ecology and plant life cycles by growing colossal cabbages and reaping hefty harvests. Students also vie for “Best in State” bragging rights — with a $1,000 scholarship awarded to one student in each participating state!
Application deadline is March 1.
Look at Agriculture...Organically!
Designed to creatively enhance the understanding of organic agriculture, grants are available for kindergarten through eighth grade educators. Up to $1,000 will be provided to educators nationwide to support the integration of organic agriculture into regular classroom instruction. Grants are made possible through a partnership between CCOF and California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom.
Application for grant proposals due August 31.
Teaching Garden Grants
The American Heart Association Teaching Gardens Network will have grants available to support school gardens for the 2020-2021 school year.
Information available in September.
Grants for Gardens
When you eat Annie’s, you support food education and make healthy gardens accessible to hundreds of students across the country. Connecting kids to gardens helps them to start thinking more holistically about their food, their communities, and the planet.
Information available in July.
Grants for your school to set up an aquaponics system.
Association of American Educators - Classroom Grants
Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials.
Deadlines are in October and March.More Info
Grants for your school to set up an aquaponics system.
Captain Planet Foundation
Educators, both K-12 classroom and informal, who are interested in receiving support for students to design and implement hands-on environmental solutions are eligible for project funding.
The Chrysalis Fund fosters the future of entomology through grants to K-12 teachers and other educators who use insects in the classroom to get kids excited about science.
Applications due in August.
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. FTPF programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as community gardens, public schools, city/state parks, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries.
Fund for Teachers
This program provides provides educators with resources needed to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences. FFT grants are used for an unlimited variety of projects; all designed to create enhanced learning environments for teachers, their students and their school communities.
Application opens in October.
The Herb Society of America
As a recipient from the estate of Donald Samull, The Herb Society of America established an herb garden grant for elementary school classes grades 3 through 6. These grants ensure that the use of herbs in teaching elementary school students will continue for years to come, a tradition Mr. Samull — an elementary school teacher — used in his classroom to engage and inspire his 3rd–6th grade students.
Applications are due in October.
The Jane Goodall Institute - Roots and Shoots
U.S. educators, individuals and group leaders are invited to apply for a $200 mini-grant to start, support, or celebrate a community-action project to positively impact people, other animals, and/or the environment.
They offer inspiration and support to educators and families by way of grants, original educational resources, and by cultivating a community of practice.
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education - Youth Educator Grants
Youth Educator grants support projects by youth educators that encourage youth to try sustainable practices and explore sustainable agriculture as a viable career option.
Applications are due in November.
Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) Bus Grant program
The Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) Bus Grant program is a grant initiative designed to help schools in the 37 county heritage area fund the transportation costs associated with field study trips to designated SSNHA Partner Sites and farm sites giving students the opportunity to learn about America’s agricultural heritage firsthand. The grant funds 75% of the total amount of transportation to and from the school and the selected SSNHA Partner Site or farm site for the field study trip, award not to exceed $350.00.
Target - Field Trip Grants
Target stores award field trip grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued at $700.
Toshiba America Foundation
Toshiba America Foundation has grants for K-5 programs, and 6-12 programs.
Toyota - TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers
This program awards funding for innovative science proposals submitted by educators in three areas: environmental science; physical science; and integrating literacy & science.
Walmart - Community Grants
Grants are a for K-12 public or nonprofit private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or a church or other faith-based organization, and range from $250-$5,000. Proposed projects must benefit the community at large.
Whole Kids Foundation: Garden Grants
The Garden Grant program provides a $3,000 monetary grant to support a new or existing edible educational garden at either a: K–12 School, 501(c)(3) Non-profit working in partnership with a K–12 school, or a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.