Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Check It Out: NEW Grant Opportunity!

Grant Name: It's All About The Fruit Grant

Funded by: Jamba Juice and the National Gardening Association

Description: Passionate about supporting schools and communities by promoting health, wellness and physical activities, Jamba Juice is sponsoring the It’s All About the Fruit grant program to provide schools with fruit trees to create engaging nutrition and gardening experiences. Observing and exploring fruit production gives a deeper understanding and appreciation for this essential element of our diet. Recipients will be selected based on plans to promote nutrition education, ideas for incorporating fruit tree activities into the curriculum, and ability to sustain the program over multiple years. The grant is open to schools and community garden programs in the United States gardening with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. 20 recipients will receive fruit trees valued at $500 and the Jamba Juice It’s All About the Fruit Youth Garden Guide. Trees will be selected based on recommended varieties for each area.

Program Areas: Science/Environmental

Recipients: Public Schools, Private/Charter School

Proposal Deadline: 4/11/11

Average amount: $500.00

Website: http://www.kidsgardening.com/grants/jamba.asp

Availability: All States

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