Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Buy local. Eat local. Enjoy local.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoys local produce in their dishes!

Captain Planet Foundation Grant Opportunity

The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation which is to: promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities.

Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation are intended to:* serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools, and* inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities. CPF grants are limited to $2,500 and preferential consideration is given to applicants who have secured at least 50% matching or in-kind funding for their program.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

2012 Youth Garden Grants

NGA is delighted to announce that The Home Depot Garden Club continues as the Youth Garden Grants (YGG) sponsor. In its 29-year history, the YGG program has helped more than 1.3 million youngsters by supporting youth gardening programs. Thanks to the generosity of The Home Depot Garden Club, 5 winners will receive gift cards valued at $1,000, and 95 winners will receive $500 gift cards, for the purchase of gardening materials and supplies specific to the needs of their program from their local Home Depot store.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Grant Opportunity: Disney's Planet Challenge

Disney's Planet Challenge (DPC) is a project-based learning environmental competition for classrooms across the United States. DPC teaches kids about science and conservation while empowering them to make a positive impact on their communities and planet.

Disney's Planet Challenge is brought to you by Disney's Friends for Change, a multi-platform initiative that inspires kids and families around the world to help people, communities, and the planet.

DPC offers two tracks of competition: