K-12 Grant Awardees for 2018

students working to transform a parking lot into a raised bed pollinator and food garden
© Jaci Downs/TNC

We are pleased to announce the schools selected to receive Nature Works Everywhere Grants in 2018. We received many notable applications so the selection process was highly competitive and quite difficult. We greatly appreciate the time and effort put in by each applicant.


  • Abraham Lincoln High School, San Franciso
  • Arroyo High School, El Monte
  • Community Healing Gardens (Edwin Markham Middle School), Los Angeles
  • Ellen Ochoa Learning Center, Bell
  • Environmental Charter Middle School, Gardena
  • FDR Elementary School, Lawndale
  • Fesler Jr High, Santa Maria
  • Larchmont Charter School, Los Angeles
  • Narbonne High School, Harbor City
  • Sunrise Middle School, San Jose

District of Columbia

  • DC Bilingual Public Charter School, Washington
  • District of Columbia International School, Washington
  • Eastern Senior High School, Washington
  • Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus, Washington
  • LaSalle-Backus Education Campus, Washington
  • Randle Highlands Elementary School, Washington
  • Seaton Elementary School, Washington
  • Van Ness Elementary School, Washington
  • West Education Campus, Washington


  • Brownsville Middle School, Miami
  • Holmes Elementary, Miami
  • Kinloch Park Middle School, Miami
  • Miami Northwestern High School, Miami
  • TERRA Environmental Research Institute, Miami


  • Al Raby High School for Community and Environment, Chicago
  • Friends of Mitchell (Mitchell Elementary School), Chicago
  • Goethe Elementary School, Chicago
  • National Teachers Academy, Chicago


  • Greenfield Union Elementary/Middle School, Detroit
  • Tiny Acres (Holbrook Elementary), Hamtramck
  • Jefferson International Academy, Pontiac


  • Arbor View HS, Las Vegas
  • Roger Bryan Elementary School, Las Vegas

New Jersey

  • Dr. Michael Conti Public School Number 5, Jersey City

New Mexico

  • Dolores Gonzales Elementary School, Albuquerque

New York

  • Brentwood High School, Brentwood
  • High School for Environmental Studies, New York City
  • John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School, New York City
  • P.S. 108 Assembly Angelo Del Toro Educational Complex, New York City
  • PS 359 - Concourse Village Elementary School, Bronx
  • PS/IS 109, Brooklyn
  • University Heights High School, Bronx


  • Bridgeport Elementary School PTO, Tualatin
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. School, Portland


  • Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School, Philadelphia
  • Penn Alexander, Philadelphia
  • W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences, Philadelphia
  • Tilden Middle School, Philadelphia

Rhode Island

  • DelSesto Middle School, Providence
  • Mount Pleasant High School, Providence
  • The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center, Providence


  • Collins Garden Elementary - SAISD, San Antonio
  • Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet, Dallas
  • John Jay High School, San Antonio


  • Evergreen Elementary, Shelton
  • Pathfinder K-8, Seattle


  • Highland Community School, Milwaukee

Grants for K–12 schools: 2019

a young student at work planting in the school garden
© Devan King

We are awarding grants to support projects that implement green infrastructure to address local environmental challenges. These include: access to healthy food, air quality, heat island effect, climate change, and storm water collection. Our goal is to support young people who work as social innovators to help their communities through project design and implementation.

Grants of $2,000 will be awarded to 50 public or charter schools across the United States (minus U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa). See the detailed grant description linked on this page for full requirements, guidelines, important dates, and online application information. Samples of an application, an applicant commitment letter, and an administration letter of support are also available.

Applications must be submitted online by 5 PM ET October 5, 2018.

To start a new online grant application, visit the grant application website. If you do not have an account there yet, choose “New Applicant.” After you create your account, you will receive an email confirming your account creation. Use the link provided in the email to start your application.

Or, if you have already started your application, you can sign in and edit it.

Email us if you have questions.