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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, the 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
-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 DECEMBER 18, 2022 at 11:59pm

Awards will be announced JANUARY 2023.

School Garden and Grant Workshops:
November 15 4:00-5:30pm
December 6  6:00-7:00pm

All grant recipients are required to attend a virtual grant orientation in Spring 2023.

All grant recipients are required to complete a midterm report and final report on their project. These reports should be detailed if and when your project is funded. 

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


Applicant Information

First Name *
Last Name *
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Is your project a new garden / outdoor learning classroom or is it expanding on an existing project?
Is your school garden / outdoor learning classroom currently being used as as teaching resource for students?


We want your school garden or outdoor learning classroom to be a lasting and sustainable resource for your school. A committee is needed to build, maintain, and keep the momentum going for years to come. It is helpful to have a mix of teachers, school administration, custodial engineers, and parents/guardians on your committee. Please list 3 committee members below. Please include their name, email, and role in the school. 

Please provide the Name, Email, and Role of each of the 3 committee members.


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