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Newark Grows School Garden Mini-Grant

Grant Overview

This mini-grant program is supported through The Nourishing Newark Community Grants Program, a local funding opportunity developed to convene multiple sectors (non-profits, schools, urban farmers, community gardeners, and others) to work collectively and pool resources to more effectively fight food insecurity in our community. 

Through this mini-grant program, Greater Newark Conservancy will award Newark public or charter schools between $500-$1,500 to go towards starting or enhancing a school garden / outdoor learning classroom. 

Greater Newark Conservancy fosters collaboration in our community at the intersection of environmental, food, and racial justice to promote the health and well being of Newark residents. Our programs work to reverse the long history of systemic racism to improve social determinants of health by expanding access to green spaces, nutritious food, wellness education, and youth development.

-Newark PreK-12 Public and Charter Schools, including Homeschools
-Must be for a school garden or outdoor learning classroom project
-Only one application per school will be accepted. Multiple applications will be disqualified.

Funding available: Multiple grants of up to $1,500. Total of $10,000 to be awarded.

-The deadline to submit this application is OCTOBER 31st, 2023 at 11:59pm

Awards will be announced DECEMBER 2023.

School Garden Grant Informational Sessions:

Tuesday, September 19th from 5-6pm

Tuesday, October 10th from 5-6pm

All grant recipients are required to attend a virtual grant orientation in January 2024. Program updates and final report will be required as well.  

Questions? Please reach out to our Director of Youth & Family Education, Sarah O'Leary, at

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