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Financial Assistance

This list was compiled with the assistance of the American Horticultural Society (Melanie Bonacorsa) and the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

Organization Contact Info Description
America the Beautiful Fund Operation Green Plant
Nanie Bilski, National Projects Director
Dept. C
1730 NW K St., Ste 1002
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 638-1649
Web site:
American Honda Foundation Proposals must be submitted online.
American Honda Foundation
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Mailstop: 100-1W-5A
Torrance, CA 90501-2746
Grants supporting youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.
Captain Planet Foundation Proposals must be submitted online.
Captain Planet Foundation
133 Luckie Street, 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 522-4270
Fax: (404) 522-4204
Funds and supports hands-on, environmental projects for children and youths.
Common Ground Garden Program Bud Kerr
USDA Extension Service
South Building, Rm 3347
Washington, DC 20250-0900
Phone: (202) 720-3513
Donations for servicing needy & neglected urban areas.
Fiskars® Project Orange Thumb Keep up with the Project Orange Thumb blog, send an e-mail, or call (800) 500-4849. Provides community/school groups with the tools and materials they need to reach their goals for neighborhood beautification and horticulture education.
The Foundation Center 1001 Connecticut
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 331-1400
Web site:
The Green Guerillas 625 Broadway, 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 674-8124
Fax: (212) 505-8613
Web site:
National Gardening Association
1100 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
Toll-free: (800) 538-7476 (800-LETSGRO)
Fax: (802) 864-6889
NGA's grant and award programs are funded by generous corporations and foundations that share NGA's vision of a greener future.
Lilypons for Youth Grant Program Lilypons Water Gardens
P.O. Box 10
Buckeystown, MD 21717
Phone: (301) 874-5503
Match funds for youth to cultivate an aquatic environment.
Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program   Small monetary grants to schools, nature centers, and other non-profit places of learning in the US
Malley's Chocolates & Fundraising 13400 Brookpark Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44135
Phone: (216) 362-0347
Web sites:
Fundraising programs
National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Public Programs
Rm 426
110 NW Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20506
Phone: (202) 606-8284
TDD: (202) 606-8282
Web site:
National Science Teachers Award Programs 1742 NW Connecticut Ave.
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 328-5800
Web site:
Awards for innovative science projects, teaching performance, and plans.
NEA's Green Across America National Education Association
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-3290
Grants up to $1,000 to educators for projects designed to excite students about going green, caring for the earth, and creating a sustainable future.
Target Field Trip Grants You must apply online. Teachers can use $700 grant to fund a school field trip that connects their curriculum to out-of-school experiences.
Wild Action Grant Program Project WILD
Division of Habitat & Species Conservation
Exotic Species Section
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
Small cash awards to Florida public and private schools for implementing, maintaining and using a schoolyard habitat as an outdoor classroom.

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