The Spring 2015 Jamba Juice "It's All About the Fruit and Veggies" Garden Grant
At A Glance
This program started:
Applications due by:
Winners Announced On:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 (All day)
Is this program still open?
Join Jamba Juice and KidsGardening.org as we Team Up to celebrate five great years of garden grants! This year Jamba Juice, in partnership with KidsGardening.org, will offer 60 grants in two cycles. By the end of 2015, Jamba Juice will have provided over 200 grants totaling $100,000 for schools and youth gardens. Now that’s a great reason for us all to raise a smoothie!
Starting January 16, 2015 The Jamba Juice “It’s All About the Fruits and Veggies” garden grant program will offer 30 awards to school and youth garden programs. Programs will receive gardening equipment, curriculum, soil amendments, seeds, and plants to help create engaging nutrition and gardening experiences. Recipients will be selected based on plans to promote nutrition education, ideas for incorporating fruit and vegetable activities into the curriculum, and the ability to sustain the program over multiple years.
Who is Eligible to Apply
It’s All About the Fruit and Veggies Grant program is open to schools, community organizations, and nonprofit programs in the United States gardening with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. 30 total awards will be offered in 2 regions (15 awards per region) during the spring of 2015. Regions are as follows:
- West: AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NE, NV, OR, UT, WA
- East: AL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, VA, WI
Applying schools and youth programs must be located within a 50 mile radius of a Jamba Juice store. Visit the Jamba Juice website to find out if there is a Jamba Juice near you.
During the spring of 2015, Jamba Juice and KidsGardening.org will award 30 total grant recipients with gardening packages and funding. 29 programs will receive a check for $100 to be used to purchase soil amendments and fruit and vegetable plantings and $400 in gardening supplies from the Gardening with Kids Shop. The total award package is valued at over $500. One program will receive a grand prize of $1,500 and may be asked to host an Earth Day event.
Due Date: Applications must be submitted by March 6, 2015 through our online application.
Click here or press the blue button on the right hand side to apply.
Please save your application:Applications time out after two hours. We highly recommend saving your document. You may go back in and edit your application by clicking the "save and resume later" button at the bottom of the form. If you do this more than once, you will need to create a new password and username (e.g. Jsmith1, Jsmith2)
We advise saving the questions into a word document and copying and pasting your answers into the application. Photos and additional documentation will be accepted by attaching them to the application. The application will time out after two hours, so we recommend making a copy of the materials you are submitting in case you lose information.
Application Confirmation: After submitting the form you will see a message that confirms that you have successfully submitted your application. You will not receive an email confirmation. You will have the option to print your application after submission, however you will not be able to edit or access your answers.
Please be prepared to provide the following information:
- Shipping address (not a PO box)
- Percentage of students eligible for free/reduced cost lunch programs*
- Poverty rate of town/city surround the school/organization
- Direct and indirect participant numbers by age group
- List the leaders of the garden program and their responsibilities
- Discuss contributions to your program including donations and volunteer time
- Discuss the purpose of your youth garden
- Discuss goals, plans, and achievements
- Discuss composting efforts
- Discuss how your program will encourage healthy lifestyles among participants
- Overview of your youth garden program
- Any innovative aspects
- Plans for expansion
A winner list will be posted on April 22, 2015 on KidsGardening.org. Primary contacts will receive an email with additional instructions. Awards will be distributed in May of 2015.
Grant awardees will be required to submit a year-end impact report due in the summer of 2015 (end of the garden season rather than the calendar year). Winning programs are asked to submit at between 5-10 digital photos of their program with parental release forms, parental release forms can belong to the school or youth program as long as they include NGA and its partners. Programs that do not complete the final report will not be eligible to apply for future awards.
No purchase necessary. Purchase of a product does not improve your chances of receiving an award.