​Grants from Other Agencies

Many organization have grants available at the local and national level. Below are various grants that could help fund Inside the Outdoors programs or other projects you may want to implement on your school campus.  Inside the Outdoors can work with you and your funders to ensure proper billing.  Some grants are very specific, let us know if you have special billing needs!
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Captain Planet Foundation Grants

The Captain Planet Foundation funds hands-on environmental projects for children and youths. They will fund as many projects as its annual resources allow. In order to be considered for funding, proposals must: focus on hands-on involvement, and include children and young adults ages 6-18(elementary to high school) with adult supervision.


Multiple Deadline Dates: September 30 and January 31 each year.


Chevron Fuel Your School

Chevron is helping teachers buy supplies for classroom STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) projects.

CREEC Grants

California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) has funding opportunities and other resources for grants and grant writing.


This online charity connects your classroom needs to those looking to donate to public schools. Post your projects needs online at DonorChoose.org. Schools have used Donorchoose to fund Field Trips and Traveling Scientist programs.
FEDCO Grants/California Community Grants/Orange County Community Foundation
These grants are usually available for schools Los Angeles and surrounding counties. Applications are usually due in the fall.
For Orange County schools, click here for more information.

GreenWorks! Grant Program

Project Learning Tree is providing GreenWorks! grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects.
The NEA Foundation
The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area. The grant has three application deadlines during the year, February 1, June 1, and October 15.
Target Grants
The application period for Target Grants is usually August 1 to September 30. Click here for more information.

Toshiba America Foundation

These grants can be used to bring hands-on activities, such as our Traveling Scientist program, into your classroom.  Applications accepted through October 1.


Click here for more information and to apply online.

Whole Foods School Garden Grants

Whole Foods is offering a Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant program in partnership with FoodCorps that supports the implementation or expansion of school gardening programs. Application window usually opens in the spring or summer.