Annie’s Homegrown, Inc. offers grants to schools and educational programs to build an edible school garden (for example, growing fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains) in the United States. Two types of grants are available: Getting Startedgrants for a new garden program and Digging Deepergrants for already existing programs.
ilovelibraries, an initiative of the American Library Association, is accepting nominations for the I Love My LibrarianAward, which encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Each year 10 librarians are selected to receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and a travel stipend to attend an awards ceremony and reception held in their honor.
The Salad Bars to Schoolsprogram donates salad bars to schools to increase access to fruit and vegetables for school children. The Chef Ann Foundation awards grants based on a formula that assesses readiness to implement and launch a salad bar lunch program and application date.
The Saxena Family Foundation awards grants and supports programs that have a particular focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and around empowering girls and young women so that they have equal rights later in life through literacy programs, jobs, and life-skills training.
Amazon has enabled Alexa users to donate money toward back-to-school supplies for children in need. Users simply say, “Alexa, donate to Happy School Year,” to be guided through a $25 donation to fill a student backpack.