Grants

BC School Garden Grant Information is current as of October 20, 2020

Grants that are currently open for applications or will be in winter/spring 2021 are listed in bold. Check back regularly for new opportunities (they can come and go quickly!)

Contact Vanessa Sparrow, Food Literacy Program Coordinator, if you would like assistance with applying for funding related to school garden and healthy eating activities in your school.

BC Hydro Grants

Available to: schools with a CRA charitable number and a project focus that aligns with their 3 priorities: workforce of tomorrow, safety and smart energy ideas

Grant Window: Opens February 1, 2021

Grant Value: $2000

Canada Post Community Foundation Grant

Available to: public & independent schools

Grant window: Opens March 2021

Grant value: $25,000

Canadian Tire Sponsorships

Available to: Non-profit organizations

Grant Window: Ongoing

Grant Value: Contact your local store for details

Community Spaces Funding

Available to: Registered charities & non-profit organizations in western Canada

Grant window: 2020 round is closed, check back in January for 2021 opportunities

Grant value: $25,000- $150,000

Evergreen School Garden Grants

Partners with school boards to make school grounds greener

Available to: public schools

Grant Window: Contact info@evergreen.ca  for info on applying 

Farm To Cafeteria Canada Grants

Available to: Canadian preschools and schools. Register online and use assigned hashtags on social media

Grant Window: Now closed for 2020, check back for 2021 round.

Grant Value: up to $10,000

Farm To School BC

Available to: K-12 schools in BC

Grant window closes: Not available at this time

Grant value: $1000- $3500

Healthy Schools BC

Available to: public & independent schools

Grant window: Not available at this time

Grant value: $750

Honda Foundation

Available to: public schools

Grant Window: Ongoing

Grant Value: up to $50,000

Learning For A Sustainable Future

Available to: pubic and private schools

Grant Window: Currently closed for 2020, check back in early 2021 for more opportunities

Grant Value: $400

President’s Choice Nutrition Education Grants

New in 2020, this grant is offered to support food literacy education and may be used to cover the costs associated with programs like cooking classes, farm tours, dietician services, or equipment like green houses, growing towers or composting systems

Grant Window: Unknown, but likely early 2021; check website 

Grant Value: Up to $10,000

TD Friends of the Environment School Garden Grants

Available to: educational institutions and charitable organizations

Grant Window: Closed for 2020, check in January for 2021 round

Grant Value: $2000-$8000

Tree Canada: Greening Canada’s School Grounds

Available to: public & independent schools

Grant window: Accepting applications until November 30, 2020

Grant value: $3,500

Whole Foods Foundation School Garden Grant

Available to: public schools & non-profit organizations

Grant Window: Opens February 15, 2021

Grant Value: $3000 (US dollars!)