Part 1: My Details My Role * Contact First Name * Contact Last Name * E-mail address *
Daytime Phone * Would you like to receive Annie's e-newsletter? Yes, please! Not at this time, thank you.
Please provide the contact information of the person at the school who would receive the grant check and related correspondence. (If this is you, please provide an alternate contact person in case you are unavailable)
Name * School Contact E-mail Address * Daytime Phone * Mailing Address * City * State * Zip * Part 2: School Details School Name * Street Address * City * State * Zip * Phone * Website
School Level: * School Type * US Public School US Private School US Public Charter School US Private Charter School If you answered "Public School," is your school listed on the NCES database? * Yes No (if no, you are ineligible for a grant) N/A (if Private/Charter) For public school, please provide your NCES number. Your NCES # can be found at https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/. *
If Private/Charter please type "N/A"
If you answered Private or Charter School, is your school associated with a charity or foundation that can receive tax deductible grants? * N/A (public school) No (If no, you are ineligible for a grant) Yes For private schools and charter schools: Please provide the EIN (Tax ID) Number of the 501(c)(3) charity associated with your school that can receive tax deductible grants: *
For public schools type "N/A"
Part 3: Additional Information Is your school designated as Title 1? * Yes No Please note: Title 1 status is not required to be considered for a grant. Has school administrative staff or principal been made aware of this project and approved of plans to apply for this grant? * Yes No (If no, you are ineligible for a grant) Please attach a very brief statement of support from an administrative professional or teacher at the school demonstrating their interest in the garden, intention to integrate with educational programming and intention to support the success of the garden over time. *
This can be a Word document, PDF or email saved as a PDF.
Have you developed a plan to use the grant funding and sustain the garden throughout the year? * Yes No (If no, you are ineligible for a grant) Do you have any plans to integrate the garden with curriculum or educational programming? * Yes No On average, how many students will be involved in the garden? *
Please provide a number (if less than 75 it is very unlikely to receive funding)
How many students are enrolled at your school overall? *
Please provide a number.
Part 4: Garden Details * Would this grant support a new or existing school garden? * This is a new garden This is an existing school garden Is or will your school garden be located on a school campus? * No Yes If you answered “No” above, please describe where the garden is/will be located.
Include any pertinent information about community partnerships, access agreements and/or other key details.
Please provide a photo of where your garden is or will be. * Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg. Additional optional image Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg.
Please feel free to share an image or scan of your garden plans.
Part 5: Rationale & Plan Describe what steps you have taken/will take to ensure your garden has the resources and care it needs. *
Consider seasonal care, irrigation, summer break, etc.
If this school has an existing garden, how is it currently managed?
Is there a designated staff person or is the responsibility shared across a team? Please describe.
If this grant would support a new garden, please describe your plan for personnel management, including designated staff, roles, etc. What sets your school apart? *
Annie’s is aware of the many health and educational benefits of school gardens including increasing kids’ consumption of produce as well as enhancing academic achievement. Can you tell us why a garden would be beneficial to your school and students, specifically? In other words, why would your school benefit from a garden more than another school?
What is your longer term vision for the garden? *
How would you define success?
What steps will you take to realize this vision and ensure the sustainability of the garden in terms of fundraising and ongoing garden management? * Is there anything else you would like to share about your school or plans for this garden? * Part 6: Enrichment Describe how the garden will be used to support your school’s educational curriculum and student outcomes. *
We’d love to hear any specifics on current/anticipated lesson plans and/or subject matter integration.
Describe how you will use the garden to help promote healthy eating habits, environmental awareness and/or sustainable gardening practices. * Who is/will be involved in these enrichment programs/lessons? *
(community partners, parent groups, teachers, etc.)
Part 7: Financials Has Annie's supported this school's garden in the past 5 years? * No Yes Schools who have received a grant for their school garden from Annie's in the past 5 years are reviewed separately and are eligible for one of three $5,000 grants. Have you received sponsorship or support for this garden from other funding sources? * If yes, please briefly describe the history and outcomes of this funding. (750 max characters)
Additional community support is not required to be considered for a grant, but school gardens that have support from a diversity of sources tend to be more sustainable over time.
How do you plan on using the grant funds ($3,000 for new grant applicants and $5,000 for returning Grants for Gardens winners?) *
Please provide an itemized budget.
What % of your budget is allocated to supporting a garden coordinator or personnel? *
If 30% or more, you are ineligible for a grant.
Submit Your Application
By clicking the "Apply Now" button on this application, you agree to the criteria and guidelines for Annie's Grants for Gardens program provided at the top of this page and on the supplemental FAQ page. Applicants will receive a copy of their application by email once this form is submitted.
If your organization receives a grant through this program, we ask that you share some photos of the garden with us. More information will be provided with the award.