Help Finding Tower Garden Grants

Tower Garden Grants

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Tower Gardens are a great way to teach math, English, and science in a classroom. But growing their own food right in their classroom will also teach kids healthy eating habits. Many funding organizations are interested in helping kids learn to eat better.

The first place to start to locate grants for a Tower Garden with your school administration. Let your principal know that you’d like to seek funding for a soil-less gardening system in your classroom. Your principal may know of other teachers in your school who could use one. He or she might also check with school system administration for help locating and writing a grant. Administration might know of other schools in your system that would benefit from having Tower Gardens in classrooms. It can be easier to receive funding if school administration is involved and more than just one system is requested.

Below is just a partial list of organizations by state along with national organizations where you can apply for a Tower Garden grant. But your best option might be to do a Google search using your county name and ”health foundation education grant”. You might find a local organization that would be excited to support a Tower Garden in your classroom.

Email me at or call/text 574.366.0939 to open up a conversation that might lead to finding a grant for your project.

Colorado Foundations

The Colorado Health Foundation

California Foundations

California Fertilizer Foundations

Georgia Funders

Community Impact Grants
Funding Carroll, Haralson, and Heard counties in Georgia

Bright Ideas
$1,000 grants from Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative

Indiana Foundations

Kosciusko County, Indiana
K21 Health Foundation
Application deadlines:
August 1, February 1, May 1
May support 1 Tower Garden, but likes ‘district-wide solve’. Work together with your school district. Will want school administration involved.

Lake County, Indiana
Crown Point Community Foundation

Legacy Foundation

Marshall County, Indiana
Marshall County Community Foundation

Elkhart County, Indiana
Community Foundation of Elkhart County
Superintendent must approve application

Well-born Baptist Foundation
Serving 14 counties in the southwest Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky area

Virginia Foundations

The Allegheny Foundation
Strengthening Quality of Life
Grants available to the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia

The Gheens Foundation
Awards grants up to $10,000 to metropolitan Louisville area and in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes in Louisiana.

Local organizations

Your School’s PTA
Kiwanis Club
Optimist Club

National Grants

Partnerships for Local Agriculture & Nutrition Transformation in Schools (PLANTS) – Applications are due January 22, 2024

USDA Farm to school grant – Closing date January 12, 2024

Sprouts Farmers Market
Neighborhood Grant

Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Teaching garden grants available to schools in Greater New Orleans, Austin, Greater Ft. Lauderdale, the Gulf South, Greater Houston, Southern California, Las Vegas, Napa / Sonoma, Orlando, and Washington D.C.

American Heart Association
Teaching Gardens Network Grant Program

Whole Kids Foundation

Kids Gardening

Seed Your Future
A list of several funding options for K-12th grade gardens

National Head Start Association Members
Scott’s Miracle Grow and NHSA have partnered to teach communities how to grow their own produce.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

Find a grant tool. Click a state and see grant options for that state.


Weller Grant Services Partner to find Tower Garden grants for schoolsKeep It Watered has partnered with Weller Grant Services to help schools and other non-profits obtain grants for Tower Gardens.


Looking for Tower Garden curriculum for your classroom or Tower Garden training and support for your school?

Growing to Teach. Teachers with soil-less gardening systems.

A new book by Steve Koontz

Growing to Teach – Helping nervous teachers become successful indoor gardeners – Now available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback editions.

Gardening with soil-less technology can be an amazing addition to any classroom. Systems can easily fit in the corner of a room, with no weeding, few bugs, and no pesticides.

And there’s no pressure to grow perfect plants! The important part is that your students have fun learning and growing plants right in their classroom. Growing to Teach will give you the tools to help you enjoy the experience along with your students.

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