2018 Teacher Grant recipients

Congratulations to our 2018 Project Orange Thumb® Teacher Grant recipients!

Heather Albanez, Nah Tah Wahsh, MI
Tara Albers, South Park Elementary, SD
Shirlonda Allison, Northwest Institute for Contemporary Learning, IL
Amanda Bley, Plattin Primary, MO
Rebecca Bostic, Turner/Bartels K8, FL
Jon Bright, Gossett Elementary, TX
Ginny Brunjes, Zitzman Elementary, MO
Amber Cheke-Kerr, Berea Community Elementary School, KY
Christy Christmas, Hill Farm Elementary, AR
Lindsey Cofer, Vassiliadis Elementary, NV
Rachel Cohalla, Buckhorn Elementary, FL
Alison Colemere, Deane Bozeman, FL
Stephanie Dahlberg, Alta Mesa Elementary, CA
Jeanna Drozinski, Pleasant Valley Elementary School, NY
Jennifer Fields, Semitropic School District, CA
Michelle (Mickey) Fitzler, Spring Lake Magnet, NE
Chelsea Greenwald, Wynnebrook Elementary, FL
Karla Gulke, North Elementary, IL
Renee Hall, Entz Elementary, AZ
Lindsay Harper, Gunter Elementary School, TX
Chrystine Heimdal, Oregon Trail Elementary, ID
Kristina High, Taylor Elementary School, IN
Kelsey Johnson, Cesar Chavez College Preparatory School, OH
Amanda Jones, Trenton Elementary School, FL
Katrina Lewis Hodge, Christenberry Elementary School, TN
Monique Lide, Will Beckley Elementary School, NV
Tami Little, Hill Intermediate, OH
Lacy Lucien, Newton Bateman Elementary School, IL
Veena Ly, Dunleith Elementary School, GA
Julie Lyons, Riverview Elementary School, WI
Jillian Mateer, New Chelsea Elementary, KS
Chanelle Melancon, Cankton Elementary School, LA
Lacey Mendola, Buffalo Public School #81, NY
Miranda Million, Clear Spring Elementary, TX
Sylvia Mollison, Ken Danby Public School, ON
Vanessa Monroy, West Memorial Elementary, TX
Mary Ellen Morin, Ballentine Elementary School, NC
Miranda Ouellette, Riverside Elementary School, MI
Meredith Perry, Shell Elementary, FL
Kathy Price Collins, Bastian Elementary, UT
Emily Ritzwoller, Henry Sory Elementary, TX
Dean Rowland, Oliver Elementary, BC
Whitney Sanders, Dyersburg Primary School, TN
Bailey Sawyer, Roy Clark Elementary, OK
Janie Simpson, Jack Hayes Elementary, LA
Kimberly Smith, Woodland Elementary School, FL
Amy Thomas, Sweetwater Elementary School, GA
Melanie Watson, Nadaburg Elementary School, AZ
Amy Wooten, New Field Elementary, IL
Kara Young, Parsons Elementary, OH

Expanding horizons

The Project Orange Thumb Teacher Grant Program is intended to recognize teachers who share a passion for fostering creativity through hands-on learning. The goal of these grants is to help set students up for success by supplying teachers with the tools they need to provide a positive learning environment. We'll choose 50 teachers to receive $500 plus tools for your classroom.

Growing communities

Since 2002, Project Orange Thumb has granted over $1.7 million to more than 240 community groups, providing tools and resources to help communities reach their goals for collaboration, neighborhood beautification, and healthy, sustainable food sources.

Project Orange Thumb Garden Grants are open to non-profit organizations in North America later in the year. Grant recipients are typically announced in the spring of the following year.

2018 Garden Grant recipients

We are excited to announce our 2018 Project Orange Thumb Garden Grant Recipients!

Atlantic General Hospital - Berlin, Maryland
Bolivar Richburg Central School - Bolivar, New York
Childrens Mercy - Kansas City, Missouri
Da Baca Clinic - Fort Sumner, New Mexico
Dalhousie Elementary - Calgary, Alberta
Eagle Mountain - Bozeman, Montana
Environmental Charter Schools - Gardena, California
Fairview Community Watch - Hillsborough, North Carolina
Fiddlehead Care Farm (FCF) - Mono, Ontario
Glen Stephens Elementary - Madison, Wisconsin
Government Hill Neighborhood - Anchorage, Alaska
Hilltop Preschool - Columbus, Ohio
Hoover Elementary - Oakland, California
Hop Brook Elementary - Naugatuck, Connecticut
Keep Tupelo Beautiful - Tupelo, Mississippi
Lake Cares - Tavares, Florida
Lakeshore Womens Resource Centre - Asherm, Manitoba
Maine General Health - Augusta, Maine
Queens Center for Progress - Bolivar, NY
RSU School #22 - Hamden, Maine
Rumball - Milton, Ontario
Seedleaf - Lexington, Kentucky
Sidney Central School District - Sidney, New York
Skippack Learning Garden - Collegeville, Pennsylvania
The Bloom Group - Vancouver, British Columbia
The Disciple Garden - Kansas City, Kansas
The Gardens at Chillicothe Hospital - Chillicothe, Missouri
The Lotus - Ottawa, Ontario
Waterville Boys Club - Waterville, Maine
Webb Elementary School - Franklin, Indiana

Thank you to all the community groups across North America for their application.