Updated December 4th: This funding opportunity is no longer available.
Starting October 2nd, qualifying projects will receive a 2X match on new donations. That means a $20 donation will become a $40 donation, and so on.
If your project meets the criteria below, new donations on your project will be matched as long as funding remains. You will see the match offer applied to your project as soon as it is approved and live on the site.
How to qualify:
- Create a school garden or Farm-to-School themed project
- Request under $600 for your total project goal, including taxes, shipping, fees, and the suggested donation to support DonorsChoose
Looking for inspiration?
Here are some example projects:
- Materials for existing or new school gardens, tower gardens, and classroom gardens
- Supplies to lead Harvest of the Month activities or taste tests with ingredients from school gardens, farmers markets, or sourced from local farmers
- Cooking tools and equipment for nutrition education activities using local food ingredients
- Student action projects supporting Farm to School themes of nutrition education, school gardens, and local food in schools
- Tools and materials to compost food waste turning into valuable soil for a school garden
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Is there a limit to the amount of matching funds I can receive?
Eligible teachers can receive up to $1,000 from this funding opportunity across all their eligible projects.
Q: Are there any restrictions on which donations are matched?
All new donations to live projects are eligible for this match. Previous donations placed before the match offer’s start date will not be matched.
With thanks to Johnson Ohana Foundation
The Farm to School movement celebrates food education, school gardens, and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients. Students can gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens and cooking lessons. Learn more about October's Farm to School Month at farmtoschool.org.