Looking for Funding?

Looking for funding for outdoor learning resources & equipment?

If your classroom, school, school board or organization’s budget doesn’t currently allow you to order outdoor learning equipment, consider these alternative sources of funding:

Your Local Community Foundation

Supports learning needs in your community

Credit Unions

Often will have sponsorship programs available to support schools in this wa

Service Clubs

Local Lions, Rotary, Kinsmen and other service clubs will often support schools in this way


Many local governments have grant-in-aid programs that can support this type of purchase


Jane Goodall Institute – Canada

A.P.E. Fund to support Roots & Shoots projects!

Canada’s Forest Trust

Build Forests, Empower Students, & Fundraise for School Initiatives!

LSF Action Project Funding

$500 Grants for Action Projects

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

Environmental education and green space programs

Telus Friendly Future Foundation

Funds health, education and technology focused programs for youth in communities across Canada


EPA Environmental Education (EE) Grants

Supports environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment.

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)

The nation’s leading organization in lifelong environmental learning, creating opportunities for people to experience and learn about the environment in ways that improve their lives and the health of the planet.

Mini-Grants for Outdoor Learning

Funding can be used for any project that advances outdoor learning in your classroom or school. Most commonly, this funding is used to buy gear and/or supplies needed to support outdoor learning activities.

Illinois Outdoor Learning Mini-Grants

EEAI mini-grants are awarded each year for up to $350 per proposal.  For example, successful proposal might show that a student field trip to learn about the function and value of wetlands will have more of an impact if supplies, field guides, and equipment are purchased and re-used, and the experience is supplemented with classroom curriculum.

Arkansas Outdoor Learning Mini-Grants

AEEA supports environmental and outdoor education in Arkansas through an annual mini-grant program. The program is designed to support, enhance, and expand the implementation of environmental and outdoor education throughout the state of Arkansas by classroom teachers and non-formal educators and organizations. AEEA funds projects that include, but are not limited to, direct hands-on education programs, educator professional development, and community engagement events.

NHEE Get Outside Funds

NHEE supports environmental and outdoor education in New Hampshire. This grant is open to NH schools or 501(c)3 non-profit organizations to provide students hands-on, experiential, outdoor learning opportunities.

Captain Planet Foundation

Captain Planet Foundation™ invests in high-quality, solution-based programs that embrace STEM learning and empower youth to become local & global environmental change-makers.

GroMoreGood Grassroots.

The GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant, brought to you by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening, is designed to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to communities across the United States. The Grassroots Grants are part of The Scotts Miracle-Gro’s larger GroMoreGood initiative, which will bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens and greenspaces to 10 million children by the end of 2023.

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Rhode Island Department of Education

Outdoor education is a powerful tool that all schools can use to deliver for their students. That’s why the Rhode Island Department of Education launched the $7.5 million Learning Inside Out Outdoor Classroom Initiative. Applications due April 3.

The focus of the initiative is to create, enhance, and support equitable access to natural resources for all students, while promoting environmental literacy and community connection. Together with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, RIDE has developed a competitive application process that prioritizes sustainability and equity. See application for further details, including professional development opportunities.

Learning Outdoors is fun and versatile.

Every season holds tremendous opportunity for outdoor learning.

I am very excited to have access to local outdoor educational resources which also incorporate local Indigenous content. I cannot wait to use the resources with my students and my own children!
Jenna Jasek

Teacher experience guides our product selection at the Outdoor Learning Store.

We help you create space outside for learning.

Simple equipment options make learning outside easy and effective.
  • Comfortable seating
  • Options like clipboards that make standing and walking learning options
  • Equipment that supports place-based learning (like field guides and binoculars)
  • Gear that keeps students and their stuff comfortable and dry