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Nonprofits and Schools for a Bee Hive Educational Program

Traditional Bee Grant Program

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Whole Kids Foundation and The Bee Cause Project

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Deadline Date:

10/31/21 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
Note: Bees are NOT included with any grant option.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165953

Estimated Size of Grant:

All Bee Grant options are valued at $2,000 per grant and include:

- Technical Support and Consultation from The Bee Cause Project

- Educational Materials:
Digital Educational Curriculum & Support Materials
Indoor Plaque
Outdoor Signage
Assorted Bee-Inspired Books and Educational Items

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:

Need help or have questions?
Attend the webinars for more information about the application process and best practices on
getting your bees approved.

September 15th, 2021 @ 10AM PST / 12PM CST / 1PM EST
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October 4th, 2021 @ 3PM PST / 5PM CST/ 6PM EST
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Pre-Application Information:

Application opens: September 1, 2021
Part I Application deadline: October 15, 2021
Part II Application deadline: October 31, 2021
Notification of all applicants: December 8, 2021
Hive and Grant Package will arrive by: February 2022

The application is conducted online as a two-step process:

- Part I applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received and must be submitted no later than October 15. If selected to move on to the Main Application, Part II is due October 31.

- All applicants who have submitted both Parts 1 and 2 will be notified no later than December 8th, 2021. Hives and grant packages will be received by February 2022.

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Watch the October 4 Q&A here:

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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