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Grants and In-Kind Support to USA and Canada
Nonprofits and Schools for a Bee Hive Educational Program

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Whole Kids Foundation and The Bee Cause Project

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LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

10/31/19 6:00 PM EST/5:00 PM CST


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Grants and in-kind donations valued at $2,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit children's organizations and schools to create an educational bee hive program for K-12 students. Applicants must submit a preliminary application prior to applying. Funding is intended to provide students with opportunities to observe bees up close and learn about the vital role these pollinators play in our food system.

1. Monetary Grant of $1,500: To support the success of an educational bee program along with educational materials.
  • $1,500 monetary grant to support educational bee program
  • Support Materials and Videos
  • Educational materials
2. Equipment Grant – Indoor Observation Hive:
  • Custom made Indoor Observation Hive from The Bee Cause Project - Frames included
  • $300 monetary grant to support hive maintenance and incidentals for the first year
  • Feeder apparatus and insulated hive cover
  • Support Materials and Videos
  • Educational materials
3. Equipment Grant – Outdoor Traditional Langstroth Hive:
  • Outdoor traditional Langstroth Hive  - Frames included
  • $300 monetary grant to support hive maintenance and incidentals for the first year 
  • Support Materials and Videos
  • Educational materials
4. Equipment Grant – Outdoor Top Bar Observation Hive:
  • Outdoor Top Bar Hive - Frames included 
  • $300 monetary grant to support hive maintenance and incidentals for the first year 
  • Support Materials and Videos
  • Educational materials

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165953

Estimated Size of Grant:

Four grant options:

1. Monetary Grant of $1,500
2. Observation hive: equipment grant of a custom-made indoor observation hive from The Bee Cause Project.
3. Traditional Langstroth Hive: equipment grant an outdoor hive with Starter Kit
4. Top Bar Hive: equipment grant of an outdoor top bar hive with Starter Kit

All equipment grants include a small monetary grant of $300 to cover the first year of expenses. Grant recipients also receive remote consultation and assistance with Beekeeper partnership from The Bee Cause Project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

1. Applicant must be a non-profit school or non-profit children’s programming organization that works with students in the grade range kindergarten thru 12th grade.
2. The grant award must be used to support bee education for students.
3. The principal or executive director must be aware of and supportive of the bee program.
4. A knowledgeable beekeeper (or appropriate bee educator) must commit to help support and maintain the beehive as the “Bee Mentor.”
5. There must be an individual at the school or organization who is the designated “Bee Advocate.”

Pre-proposal Conference:

Attend one of the webinars for more information about the application process and the best practices on getting your bees approved.

- Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 3PM CST. Click here to register:
- Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ 11AM CST. Click here to register:

Pre-Application Information:


- Application opens: September 1, 2019
- Part I Closes: October 15, 2019 at 6pm EST/5pm CST
- Part II Closes: October 31, 2019 at 6pm EST/5pm CST
- Notification of all applicants: December 7, 2019
- Delivery of grant package: No later than end of January 2020

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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