Grant and Award Opportunities for Educators

Grant and Award Opportunities for Educators
Posted on 02/11/2022

Kids to Parks Day School Grants Program

The National Park Trust awards grants of $500 to $1,000 to Title I, PreK-12 schools for opportunities to explore parks, historic sites, public lands, and waters. The funds from this student-driven program can be used towards program fees, transportation, learning materials, stewardship supplies, and any other items needed for a robust learning experience. All applications must include a stewardship element and a park-themed educational component that focuses on either outdoor recreation and healthy lifestyles, environmental education/science, or history. Awardees will also receive an official Kids to Parks Day certificate and one plush Buddy Bison, National Park Trust's woolly mascot. Visit the grant webpage for more information. The application is due Feb. 11.

Mindfulness Grants

The Trust for the Meditation Process awards grants of up to $5,000 to government entities, including K-12 public schools, for projects that expand or introduce the practice of mindful meditation in underserved populations such as children and teens. Funding can be used for meditation courses, educator training, curriculum development, books and supplies, among other things. Visit the grant webpage. The deadline to apply is March 1.

Garden Grant Program

The Whole Kids Foundation awards grants of $3,000 to K-12 schools for new and existing gardening projects. Requests may be made for edible educational gardens that grow fruits, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, and grains. Funding is intended for projects that turn outdoor spaces into hands-on learning gardens. Informational webinars about the grant program are available. Visit the grant page for complete information. The application period opens Feb. 14 and ends March 11.