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Grant Opportunities

Deadlines are updated in January and June. The old deadline may remain to give you an approximate time frame for the application period.

Local (Cabarrus County)

Cabarrus County Education Foundation

  • Opens: October 3, 2023
  • Deadline: January 18, 2024


NC Native Plant Society: BW Wells Stewardship Grant

  • Deadline: September 1 each year

Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom: Going Local Grant

  • Deadline: November 15, 2024

Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom: Teacher of the Year Award

  • Deadline: February 15, 2025


Aldi Community Gift Card Program

  • Deadline: Applications are accepted February 1st – December 15th each year

American Horticultural Society: Julia Rappaport Growing Gardeners Fund

  • Deadline: May 10, 2024

Duke Energy Powerful Communities: Local Impact

  • Deadline: None. Applications accepted year-round

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation Orchard

  • Deadline: None. Applications accepted on a rolling basis and remain on file until there is an opportunity to award an orchard.

American Heart Association’s Teaching Garden Network

  • No grant cycle information at time of update.

Whole Kids Foundation

  • Opens: February 1, 2024
  • Deadline: March 1, 2024

Toshiba America Foundation: Grades K-5

  • Deadline: October 1 each year

Toshiba America Foundation: Grades 6-12

  • Deadline for grants less than $5,000: None. Applications are accepted any time
  • Deadline for grants more than $5,000: May 1 and November 1

Budding Botanist

  • Opens: September 11, 2024
  • Deadline: October 20, 2024

Youth Garden Grant

  • Deadline: December 2, 2024

American Academy of Dermatology Shade Structure Program

  • Opens: October 1 each year
  • Deadline: December 23

Walmart Foundation: Community Grant Program

  • Grant applications are accepted and reviewed during three submission periods this year. Due to delay in the grant application opening, we have extended the first deadline. Deadlines for submissions include:
    • March 1 – July 15
    • Aug. 1 – Oct. 15
    • Nov. 1 – Dec. 31