Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to helping kids eat better and enjoy it! From edible education grants to being a catalyst for school food transformation, they support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness.
Given the right opportunities, they believe that kids will get excited about fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other nutritious whole foods.
A nonprofit organization founded by Whole Foods Market, they are guided by the same values, principles, expertise and standards for quality ingredients, food production methods and nutrition.
Their goals are to:
- Help kids learn to love fresh, nutritious, whole foods
- Increase access to and consumption of these foods in schools
- Inspire families to prepare and share these foods at home
- Encourage community action that supports healthier kids
- Create support tools for educators, who play a vital role in modeling and teaching healthy choices
What they do:
- Provide grants for school gardens and related programs
- Provide grants for educational beehives and support
- Offer cooking and nutrition education for school teachers and staff
- Provide schools with salad bars through our partnership with Salad Bars to Schools
Administered on an annual basis, the Garden Grant program provides a $3,000 monetary grant to support a new or existing edible educational garden located at either a:
- K–12 School
- Non-profit organization that serves children in the K-12 grade range
Resources and tips to help you start and maintain a successful garden
Get all of your Garden Grant questions answered.
Explore these 35 lessons plans to connect your classrooms to the garden.
Use these tips as a resource to write your garden grant application.
Bring student grown harvest into the lunchline with this step-by-step toolkit
Find a recipient near you and build your local Garden network.
Get inspired from previous recipient’s successes.
- Check out their Garden Grant FAQs for basic information about the program and how to apply.
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