2014 Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant

At A Glance

This program started:

September-19-2013

Applications due by:

January-17-2014

Winners Announced On:

Thursday, March 6, 2014 (All day)

Is this program still open?

No

Sponsor,

Yum! Brands is the world’s largest restaurant company with more than 37,000 restaurants in over 110 countries and territories and more than 1 million associates. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Yum! Brands signature global program World Hunger Relief has raised over 60 million for the WFP and helped to provide 250 million meals for people around the world. Visit Yum.com to learn more.


 

The Muhammad Ali Center, a 501(c)3 corporation, was co-founded by Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie in their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The international cultural center promotes the six core principles of Muhammad Ali (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality) in ways that inspire personal and global greatness and provides programming and events around the focus areas of education, gender equity, and global citizenship. Its newest initiative, Generation Ali, fosters a new generation of leaders to contribute positively to their communities and to change the world for the better. The Center’s headquarters also contains an award-winning museum experience. For more information, please visit www.alicenter.org

Grant ID: 
MAC_2014
Teaser: 
The National Gardening Association is proud to announce the 4th year of the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant in partnership with the Muhammad Ali Center and underwritten by Yum! Brands Foundation. In an effort to help all schools sow the seeds of respect, the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant is designed to help schools teach lessons of peace and hunger awareness through garden activities. As a global initiative, the United States and all international locations are eligible for participation. The grant opportunity begins the week of September 21st, 2013
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Sponsor,

Yum! Brands is the world’s largest restaurant company with more than 37,000 restaurants in over 110 countries and territories and more than 1 million associates. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Yum! Brands signature global program World Hunger Relief has raised over 60 million for the WFP and helped to provide 250 million meals for people around the world. Visit Yum.com to learn more.


 

The Muhammad Ali Center, a 501(c)3 corporation, was co-founded by Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie in their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The international cultural center promotes the six core principles of Muhammad Ali (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality) in ways that inspire personal and global greatness and provides programming and events around the focus areas of education, gender equity, and global citizenship. Its newest initiative, Generation Ali, fosters a new generation of leaders to contribute positively to their communities and to change the world for the better. The Center’s headquarters also contains an award-winning museum experience. For more information, please visit www.alicenter.org

Award Date: 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 (All day)
Closed: 
YES

The Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant is now closed, thank you for your interest and dedication to gardening with youth. Congratulations to the 2014 winners!

The National Gardening Association is proud to announce the 4th year of the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant, created in partnership with the Muhammad Ali Center and underwritten by the Yum! Brands Foundation. In an effort to help schools sow the seeds of respect, the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant is designed to teach lessons of peace and hunger awareness through garden activities. As a global initiative, national and international youth gardening programs are eligible to participate. The grant opportunity begins the week of September 21st, 2013 in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace, a day when the importance of tolerance and respect for all humanity is globally recognized. This year the International Day of Peace celebrates its 32nd year!

To date, the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant has helped over 155 programs start or sustain garden programming for youth, impacting over 15,000 participants in 13 different countries around the world. In 2013, on average, 82% of the student population awarded the grant qualified for free and reduced lunches. For ⅙ of the world, and 14 million families in the United States, hunger is the predominant issue at the dinner table. Hunger awareness is an important step to alleviate food insecurity, empowering communities with the knowledge of the global problem and inspiring solutions. Through school gardening programs Yum! Brands, the Muhammad Ali Center and the NGA will help to enable students around the world to grow fresh, healthy food to nourish their bodies and minds as well as their communities. For more information on the impact of the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant, please see our 2013 report.

 

The Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden program is focused on providing schools with the tools and lessons to begin and sustain a successful garden program where students will learn the value of nutrient-rich foods for healthier, more peaceful lives. Peace gardens focus on using edible plants from different cultures providing youth with the opportunity to learn about the world through culinary delights. Edible gardens in particular provide opportunities for youth to learn how to nurture and care for other living things while also learning how to care for themselves. Students gain first-hand experience through the process of growing food and gaining the skills needed to increase their access to fruits and vegetables. What better way to create awareness about hunger than to have them actively involved in growing a garden, taking food home to their families, and giving to the community. The Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant recognizes and supports youth gardening programs focused on peace and hunger awareness in the United States and around the world. Through winning programs, students will learn the value of nutrient rich foods for a healthy lifestyle, while gaining an awareness of global hunger and the importance of peace as a member of the global community. Download our activity guide to learn more about planting the seeds of multicultural respect, nutrition and hunger relief.


Who is eligible to apply

To be eligible for the 2014 Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden, your school or organization must plan to garden in 2014 with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. Preference will be given to schools within the United States with student body eligible for 50% or more reduced or free lunches. This is a global initiative; all International countries and territories are eligible to apply. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and peace studies, and nutrition and hunger issues.


Grant Packages

50 Award packages are available. 2014 award winners will receive a gardening package valued over $500.00 including:

$400.00 in gardening supplies

$100.00 for soil amendments and plants


Submission Process

Applicants may apply without logging in here.

Due Date: Applications must be submitted by January 17th, 2013.

Winners will receive an email and be announced on KidsGardening.org on March 6th, 2014.

 

Applicants may apply without logging in here. Applicants with an account can log into Kidsgardening.org and click the "Apply Now" button located on this page. Applicants may also submit a word document or pdf to the NGA Grant Team. No paper submissions will be accepted. If you are submitting your document via email, kindly include all attachments in one email. Please follow the instructions on the document for proper submission.

WORD APPLICATION

PDF APPLICATION


Reporting Requirement

Grant winners will be required to submit an impact report within six months of receiving the award. These reports help NGA determine the overall impact of the grant program, and assist us in gathering ongoing support. Recipients that do not complete the final report will not be eligible to apply for future awards. Program winners are required to pass along the following:

  • A minimum of 5 digital photos with parental release forms.
    Note: Parental photo permission forms will be required for all youth pictured. Parental release forms from organizations and school programs may be sent in as long as the form is inclusive to outside agents.
  • A post-gardening survey must be completed.

Award winners will receive instructions in June of 2014.

No purchase necessary. Although purchase of a product does not improve your chances of receiving an award, we certainly do appreciate it.

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