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Green Grants for Schools

August 28, 2018

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation has updated our Green Grants for Schools and Green Fundraising Ideas for Schools Resource Guides for the new school year. The Green Grants for Schools Resource Guide includes KHF’s Field Trip Grants and Mini-Grants, as well as several others that support school gardens and environmental education. Here are just a few:



Project Learning Tree Grant

Project Learning Tree offers grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment.

To be eligible, applicants must have attended a PLT workshop, either in-person or online. PLT provides training, lesson plans, and other resources to help integrate these projects and environmental education into your curriculum or youth programs. Learn more and apply here. Deadline is September 30, 2018.


Fruit Tree 101: The School Fruit Tree Orchard Planting Grant

Fruit Tree 101” is a grant program of the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation that brings fruit tree orchards to schoolyards so students can improve the quality of the air and water while creating a source of tasty snacks for decades to come. Not only do the schoolyard fruit orchards help the environment, but they give your teacher an excuse to hold class outside when it’s time for science lessons! To learn more and download an application, click here. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Annie’s Grant for Edible School Gardens


Want a school garden? Annie’s believes that showing future generations how sustainable food is grown changes their lives. Connecting kids to gardens helps them to start thinking more holistically about their food, their communities, and the planet. Applications are due Nov. 1, 2018. Learn more and apply here.



Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® Grants


Each year, the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants program contributes more than $5 million to fund improvements at public schools in the United States. Projects should fall into one of the following categories: technology upgrades, tools for STEM programs, facility renovations and safety improvements. Toolbox grant requests can range from $2,000 to $5,000. The Fall Grant Cycle is open through September 28, 2018. Learn more and apply here.