Siler City Elementary School in running for 'Share the Good' grant

May. 06, 2013 @ 08:24 PM

Siler City Elementary School has entered the Seeds of Change "Share the Good" grant program, a nationwide program offering organizations a chance to receive a $25,000 grant or one of 15 $10,000 grants.

The funds are to support and develop sustainable, community-based gardening and farming programs, and efforts to help teach people where their food comes from.  "Share the Good" works to enhance the environmental, economic and social well-being of gardens, farms, farmers and communities.

Siler City Elementary applied to receive a grant for the relocation of the school garden and to make permanent beds. The school submitted an application explaining how it would use a $25,000 grant to achieve its goals and is now asking the community for support through the public voting phase on Facebook.

From now through May 17, visitors to will have an opportunity to vote once per day for the organization they feel most deserves to receive a grant based on the organization’s demonstration of how the grant would help it to achieve its goals. After voting closes, the top 50 organizations with the most votes will move on to a final judging phase, after which the grant recipients will be announced on or about June 4.

The grant program is funded by the Seeds of Change “1% Fund,” the company’s commitment to donate 1 percent of net sales to support community-based nutrition, gardening and farming programs.