• Active Lifestyle Grants Programs

    Organization: Finish Line Foundation


    Purpose: Provides support youth athletic programs and programs that support an active lifestyle.

    Funding Cycle: Quarterly

    Amount: $1,000-5,000

  • Aetna Healthy Eating Active Living Grants

    Organization: Aetna

    Foundation: Regional Grants


    Purpose: The Aetna Foundation Regional Grants Program – GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities – funds community wellness initiatives aligned with our Healthy Eating and Active Living focus area in our designated funding locations. Grants will support local initiatives that promote eating fresh fruits and vegetables and being physically active, which can help to prevent obesity and many chronic health conditions. Grants will target underserved, low-income and minority communities.

    Funding Cycle:

    Amount: $25,000-50,000

  • School Grants for Healthy Kids

    Organization: Action for Healthy Kids


    Purpose: Funding can be used to support initiatives such as Recess, Play Space/Gymnasium Refurbishing, Physical Education Equipment, Classroom Physical Activity Breaks, Nutrition Education, School Gardens, Healthy Celebrations and more!

    Funding Cycle:

    Amount: $500-$1000

  • Community Impacts Grant Program

    Organization: Home Depot Foundation


    Purpose: Grants are available for public schools that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community.

    Funding Cycle: Check website

    Amount: Grants up to $5,000 are given in the form of the Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services

    Eligibility: Only proposals submitted through the online application process will be considered for funding. Projects must be completed within 6 months following notification of award, with reporting requirements due 30 days following the completion of the project.

    Contact Info:

  • Finish Line Youth Grants

    Organization: Finish Line Youth Foundation


    Purpose: Finish Line Youth Foundation Focuses Funding On Organizations That Provide Opportunities For Youth.

    Funding Cycle: Quarterly- Check Website

    Amount: $1,000-5,000

  • Fitness Program Grants

    Organization: Good Sports


    Purpose: Provides athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide.

    Funding Cycle: Annually- Check Website (possibly Dec. 31)

    Amount: Vary

  • Kellogg Foundation Grants

    Organization: Kellogg Foundation


    Purpose: Educated kids, healthy kids, secure families, racial equity, and civic engagement.

    Funding Cycle: Rolling

    Amount: Varies

    Eligibility: Your organization or institution, as well as the purpose of the proposed project, must qualify under regulations of the United States Internal Revenue Service.

  • Kids on the Go Grants

    Organization: Kids in the Game


    Purpose: Jump-start more movement at your elementary school with the GO! Grant. $1,000-$5,000 GO! Grants support more minutes on the move before, during, and after school through funds and gear for new classroom and playground programs.

    Funding Cycle: Ended for 2016. Sign up for newsletter for 2017 notifications

    Amount: $1000-$5000

  • Kaboom

    Organization: Kaboom


    Purpose: A $15 million, three-year commitment to build or fix up 2,000 playgrounds by the end of 2013, benefiting an estimated five million children across North America.

    Funding Cycle: Non-profitsCheck website

    Amount: $15,000

    Eligibility: Nonprofits, municipalities, neighborhood associations. Funds to be used for the purchase of playground equipment that will be built using the KaBOOM! community-build model.

    Contact Info: 202-659-0215

  • Lets Play Grant

    Organization: Playful City USA


    Purpose: Funds to be used for the purchase of playground equipment that will be built using the KaBOOM! Community-build-model.

    Funding Cycle: Check website

    Amount: $20,000

    Eligibility: ElNonprofitsand government subdivisions. Must purchase equipment from KaBOOM! preferred vendor and use online tools. This is a challenge grant. See website for further details

    Contact Info:; 202-464-6195

  • Lowes Toolbox for Education

    Organization: Lowes


    Purpose: To provide the tools that help our educators and parent groups through today’s challenging times efficiently

    Funding Cycle: Check website

    Amount: $5,000

    Eligibility: non-profits (take the online eligibility quiz)

  • PNC Foundation Grants for Education

    Organization: PNC Financial


    Purpose: Support sustainability projects particularly in the area of early childhood education.

    Funding Cycle: Rolling

    Amount: Varies

    Eligibility: nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on those that work to achieve sustainability and touch a diverse population, in particular, those that support early childhood education

  • Albertsons Foundation Grants

    Organization: Safeway Foundation


    Purpose: Priorities: hunger relief, education, health and human services and assisting people with disabilities.

    Funding Cycle: Rolling

    Amount: $25,000

    Eligibility: non-profits, schools

  • Run for Good Grant

    Organization: Saucony


    Purpose: Improve lives of children by preventing and reducing childhood obesity and promoting healthy lifestyles for youth.

    Funding Cycle: Check website

    Amount: $10,000

    Eligibility: Varies

  • Soccer Foundation Grants

    Organization: Soccer Foundation


    Purpose: The U.S. Soccer Foundation awards grants on both an annual basis (Program grants) and through a rolling process (Safe Places to Play Grants) to support soccer programs and field-building initiatives nationwide. Grants are provided to support all aspects of the beautiful game — from assisting programs with operational costs to Creating Safe Places to Play. – See more at:

    Funding Cycle: Quarterly 2/2/18, Summer 6/1/18 Fall 10/5/18 Letters of Interest due a week prior.

  • Speed Stacks Monthly Drawing

    Organization: Speed Stacks


    Purpose: During the September through June school year, Speed Stacks will be awarding one Sports Packs per month to deserving grant applicants (one Sports Pack/organization)

    Funding Cycle: Sept – June

    Amount: 30 Sets Speed Stack Sports Pack

    Eligibility: Non-profit organizations

    Contact Info: A1-877-468-2877 ext. 204

  • Staples Community Giving Grants

    Organization: Staples


    Purpose: Programs that provide job skills and/or education for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth.

    Funding Cycle: Three times a year

    Amount: Varies

    Eligibility: Non-profit organizations

  • Voices for Healthy Kids

    Organization: America Heart Association & Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


    Purpose: The initiative aims to engage, organize and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.

    Funding Cycle: Rolling deadlines

    Amount: $20,000- $100,000

    Contact Info:

  • Walmart SPARK Communities Program

    Organization: Walmart


    Purpose: Support health and wellness in communities

    Funding Cycle: 2 times per year in Jan and June

    Amount: $25,000- $250,000

    Eligibility: organizations with a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Shade Structures

  • Shade Structure Grant Program

    Organization: American Academy of Dermatology


    Purpose: Purchase of permanent shade structures designed to provide shade and UV ray protection for outdoor areas.

    Funding Cycle: Check website

    Amount: $8,000

    Eligibility: Schools, non-profits. Applicants must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to sun safety and skin cancer awareness by having a sun safety/skin cancer awareness program in place for at least one year prior to application.

    Contact Info:


  • Fruit Tree 101 Program

    Organization: Fruit Tree Planting Foundation


    Purpose: Brings fruit tree orchards to schoolyards so students can improve the quality of air and water while creating a source of tasty snacks for decades to come. Provides 20-25 trees on school grounds, including materials, installation, and on-site curriculum.

    Funding Cycle: Check website

    Amount: 20-25 trees

    Eligibility: Nonprofits, schools, and government agencies.

    Contact Info:

Garden Grants/School Nutrition Grants

  • USDA Farm to School Grants

    Organization: USDA Farm to School Grants


    Purpose: The purpose of the USDA Farm to School Grant Program is to assist eligible entities in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. On an annual basis, USDA awards up to $5 million in competitive grants for training, supporting operations, planning, purchasing equipment, developing school gardens, developing partnerships, and implementing farm to school programs.

    Funding Cycle: Opens in October

    Deadline: December

    Amount: Planning awards range from $20,000 – $45,000; implementation and support service awards range from $65,000 – $100,000; training awards range from $15,000 – $50,000. Matching funds of 25% are required for all four grant types.

  • Annies Grants for Gardens

    Organization: Annie’s Program/Grant


    Purpose: Goodness grows. When your roots are in the garden, it’s only natural you want to protect the planet and the community that helps you thrive. At Annie’s, we believe in getting involved, giving back, and digging in!

    Funding Cycle: Check website

    Amount: $250 one time

    Eligibility: Schools and non-profit organizations located within the United States. Groups must focus on School and Community Gardens or Sustainable Agriculture.

  • Bonnie’s 3rd Grade Cabbage Program

    Organization: Bonnie’s Plants


    Purpose: The 3rd Grade Cabbage Program promotes a love of gardening through growing cabbage plants. Kids may win a $1,000 scholarship from Bonnie Plants.

    Funding Cycle: Annual ( close in September in 2013)

    Amount: $1000

    Eligibility: 3rd Grade

  • Colorado Garden Show Grants

    Organization: Colorado Garden Show, Inc.


    Purpose: Supports horticulture and horticultural related projects and those groups that are directly related. Education is emphasized. Areas of interest include horticultural-related research, education, therapy and community improvement.

    Funding Cycle: Check Website

    Amount: Annual grants program: up to $25,000

    Major grants program: $25,000-$150,000

    Eligibility: Non-profits and government agencies

  • Mission Nutrition Fruit and Veggie Grants

    Organization: Mission Nutrition Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools


    Funding Cycle: Ongoing.

    Amount: $2,500

    There is no deadline. Grants will be determined on an ongoing basis depending on available funding.

  • I Can Grow – Youth Garden Award

    Organization: Burpee Home Gardens


    Purpose: ”I Can Grow” is a national campaign from Burpee Home Gardens that supports and encourages the popular interest in home vegetable gardening among younger and novice gardeners.

    Funding Cycle: Check Website

    Amount: $2,500 one time

    Eligibility: Schools and youth educators; Community centers or organizations; Youth groups

  • No Child Hungry Grant

    Organization: No Child Hungry Foundation


    Purpose: Providing students access to healthy and nutritious meals is the focus of No Kid Hungry Foundation grants. Currently, the foundation supports projects that increase access to summer meal programs, school breakfast and after-school snacks and meals. Plus, advocacy efforts, including anti-hunger issues and needs and educating families about SNAP and the Women, Infants, and Children programs. Interested schools can submit letters of inquiry year-round.

    Funding Cycle: Summer Programming

    Amount: Average grants range from $5,000 to $10,000

    Eligibility: non-profits and Preference will be given to schools located within a 50 mile radius of a Jamba Juice store

  • Operation Green Plant

    Organization: America the Beautiful Fund


    Purpose: Since 1980 America the Beautiful Fund’s Operation Green Plant program has collected more than $100 Million worth of surplus seeds, bulbs and garden gloves from major American companies.

    Funding Cycle: Check Website

    Amount: 100 to 6,000 seed packets

    Eligibility: Anyone with a school or community garden. See website for further detail.

    Contact Info:

  • Project Orange Thumb

    Organization: Fiskars


    Purpose: Community gardens to help save money, eat healthier and build a sense of togetherness through gardening

    Funding Cycle: Dec. 31, 2013

    Amount: $5000

    Eligibility: Community Gardens

  • School Gardens Grants

    Organization: Whole Kids Foundation


    Purpose: School gardens are a vital educational tool. Every seed planted sprouts a new opportunity for kids to cultivate healthy eating habits. Teaching kids to garden help them learn about complex topics like sustainability and conservation, food systems, and community awareness, not to mention an appreciation for food from seed to plate.

    Funding Cycle: Check website

    Amount: Unspecified

    Eligibility: Unspecified

    Contact Info: Sign-up for their newsletter for the latest updates on School Gardens Grants

  • Healthy Kids Innovation Grants

    Organization: Whole Foods Foundation


    Purpose: School/community native plant garden, a forest improvement project, a stream-side restoration plan, a recycling program, or energy conservation project for your students?

    Funding Cycle: Check website

    Amount: $15,000-25,000

    Eligibility: Schools.


    Contact Info:

  • Youth Garden Grant

    Organization: National Garden Association (NGA)


    Purpose: National Garden Association (NGA) awards Youth Garden Grants to schools and community organizations with child-centered garden programs.

    Funding Cycle: Check website

    Amount: $500 one time

    Eligibility: Schools, youth groups, community centers, camps, clubs, treatment facilities, and inter-generational groups throughout the United States are eligible. Applicants must plan to garden with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18 years.

Bullying Prevention Grants

  • Be a Star

    Organization: The Creative Coalition And WE


    Purpose: Is Your Organization Taking A Stand Against Bullying? Would Additional Funding Help Take Your Efforts To Another Level?

    Funding Cycle: Annual ( 11-01-2013) Check in fall of each year

    Amount: $25,000.00

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General Capital Improvements

  • Lowes Community Grants

    Organization: Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation

    Program/Grant: Lowes Community Grants


    Purpose: Primary philanthropic areas are community improvement projects and public education, with priority given to K-12 public schools.

    Funding Cycle: Check website

    Amount: $5,000 to $25,000 (may go higher)

    Eligibility: Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation requires that all applicants take an eligibility test. Organizations that pass will be considered, but not guaranteed a grant.

To apply, click here for the online application and reference Park Pet and Play.