Four Winds is most interested in making it easier and more rewarding for teachers and Four Winds volunteers to take children outdoors to learn about the natural world. Some great projects are those that enhance the schoolyard habitat by adding native plants and trees to attract birds, butterflies, or pollinators; building nature trails; or providing access to water (ponds or streams). Student involvement and community participation strengthen the proposal.

Schoolyard mini grant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are the application forms:

Schoolyard mini grant guidelines and application

Schoolyard mini grant guidelines and application MS Word doc

Here are a few examples of past grants:

Exemplary Mini-Grant Report

Village School of North Bennington mini-grant proposal

Thank You from Enfield Village School

Richmond Schoolyard Project Report

Past minigrant awards