Institute Offers Education, Seeds Grants

Funder: Wild Ones Institute of Learning and Development; Opportunity: 2017 Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund; Funding Focus: Science and outdoor education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools and nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards of up to $500 each; Deadline: Oct. 15.

Summary: Funding encourages the planting of native species in school garden plots. Funding supports the creation of a native plant community in an educational setting such as an outdoor classroom. Funds can be used to plant wildflowers and native grasses to attract songbirds and butterflies to a schoolyard garden. Funds can also be used to support developing and maintaining an interpretive trail landscaped with native plant communities.

Info:; or 920/730-3986.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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