Friday, January 20, 2012


HoneyFern School is exploring the idea of a community graden with our food pantry partner Hollydale United Methodist Church. To that end, we have been exploring garden-specific grants as well as grants in general, and I thought I'd share a few links for like-minded folks.

Stonyfield Farms Profit for the Planet

These grants focus on four principle areas: family farming, slowing or reversing climate change, organic agriculture/toxin reduction and avoiding adverse health reactions from agricultural practices.

Seed Grants

Free vegetable seeds for non-profits - just pay shipping and handling.

School Grants - general

Some for specific programs, some for general funding. Not all links are up-to-date, but most are functional and current.

Foundation Grants to Individuals

This is a pay-for-use service that finds grants to individuals, including scholarships, fellowships and grants. Grants for individuals are difficult to find, and this is an affordable resource that brings them together in one place. Worth trying out for $19.95.

And to help you get the grant, here is a resource on writing a successful grant proposal. The first rule of thumb in ensuring your success is making sure your project matches the goals of the grant-making organization.

Happy funding!

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