Grants for Pollinator Gardens

Join the movement and go Wild for Pollinators! It’s as simple as leaving an area wild, or planting a garden for pollinators. We know that cost may be a challenge for some groups. If you want to create new habitat or expand your pollinator garden look through these grants to see which are right for you and your site.

Easy Grant Application due March 1st for Schools and Garden Clubs

By using the classroom as the laboratory, this project can engage students and teachers. In planning for this project, clubs should emphasize using native plants that attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other native pollinators to the garden. Awards are made to individual gardens: 1st place $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd place $50 and 4th place $25.

“Seed” Grants for Community Groups due March 15th

Seed grants are geared to groups launching new projects and/or evolving the scale of an existing project. These grants could be used for community gardens, garden clubs, etc. The groups need to be doing community-based environmental work in CT, ME, MA, NH, RI or VT, either be volunteer-driven or have no more than 2 full-time paid staff (or equivalents), and have an annual operating budget under $100,000.

Butterfly Habitat Mini Grants Due March 30th  

Projects must be conservation minded and benefit butterflies and/or habitat and may be part of a community, school, park, non-profit conservation group or any group interested in Lepidoptera. Projects may include, but not be limited to:  planting a Monarch Waystation, pollinator friendly garden, butterfly education area or native plant area.  Other projects may be submitted for consideration.

Carton 2 Garden Contest Due April 12th For Schools  

Make pollinator habitat out of cartons, and get a chance to win money to help build a pollinator garden on your campus! Many pollinators need places to nest, access water, and more. You can get creative with your students and make these important habitat components out of cartons.

The Bees Cause Gives Grants to Schools to Install an Observation Hive

The Bee Cause hopes to raise awareness of the secret life of bees through the installation of observation hives inside of schools as well as traditional hives in their gardens. The Honeybee Hive Grant may be awarded to a nonprofit school or educational organization.If you’d like to download a copy of the grant application’s questions prior to starting your application, click here.

More Grants! 

There are many more grant opportunities for School and Youth Garden Programs that could help to cover the cost of planting a pollinator garden found here: