The Village Garden Club of La Jolla is pleased to offer garden grants to selected applicants representing K-8 public or private elementary and middle schools in San Diego City and County. The Grant Committee will determine the individual amounts awarded to each recipient. If you are interested in applying for a grant, please submit your grant application by October 17, 2012.
All applications must be submitted by e-mail to: email@example.com
1. To be considered, all applications must be received via email by the deadline date of October 17, 2012
Please put the name of your school in the subject line of your application
2. The text of the application must not exceed two pages. In a separate e-mail, applicants may send an
additional page of landscape designs, photos or drawings. Please put the school name in the subject line of the e-mail.
3. To receive a grant, approval from the principal must be sent in a separate e-mail. Please include the phone number and e-mail
address where the principal can be reached.
4. Only San Diego County public and private elementary and middle schools are eligible. No preschools, high schools, or schools
outside of San Diego County will be considered. We fund only hands-on garden plants, soils, tools, earth friendly equipment
and functional supplies. We do not fund salaries, conferences, and garden ornamentation.
Please respond briefly to each of the following items in your application:
1. Garden Coordinator: Indicate the name, address, including the zip code, and phone number of the school, and the e-mail
address of the garden coordinator who will be the contact person.
2. Planned community involvement: Tell about other individuals or groups who will be assisting you. Please give the name of
3. Description of the garden project: Describe the size and theme of your garden. Indicate whether your gardening program
4. Planned student involvement: Please compile this data: Total number of students in your school,
5. Earth-friendly elements: Specify the earth-friendly practices that are or will be part of your gardening program such as,
water conservation projects, composting, worm bins, etc..
6. Work accomplished: Summarize the garden elements you have in place as of this date.
7. Garden Supplies: Compile a prioritized list of needed supplies and estimated cost of each item.
8. Payee: The payee must be the name of a 501C3 nonprofit, not a person. Also you must include your tax ID number.
By including all the information requested above in your application, you are greatly increasing your chances of receiving a grant, as our grant decisions are based on these criteria.
If you receive a grant from The Village Garden Club of La Jolla this year, we would like to stay in touch with you, visit your school, and share your progress with our members. Please send us pictures in a separate e-mail with your school's name in the subject line, so we can share them with our club members for fund raising purposes.
Thank you for your interest in schoolyard gardening and outdoor education. We wish you all the best in your garden program and commend you for the extra effort you are making to give San Diego County's children this special gift.
Schoolyard Gardening Grant Application