Literacy For Life Grants

Applications for Literacy for Life grants, sponsored by the Oreggia Family Foundation, are now available! These grants are designed to help initiate new projects or expand existing ones that promote agricultural literacy.

Grants of up to $500 are provided to California K-12 educators to support the integration of agriculture into regular classroom instruction.

Grant applications will close on October 1, 2021.

Apply online at

April Teacher Feature

Carrie Boyce, a first grade teacher in Sonoma County is our April Teacher Feature in our Cream of the Crop Newsletter!

“My favorite resource is the Literacy for Life grant that I received this year. It provides teachers with flexibility to add agriculture into their curriculum. The $500 helps provide supplies, field trips, pretty much any of the materials you will need to make your lessons happen.”

Learn more about Carrie and how she incorporates agriculture in her classroom in her Teacher Feature!

CFAITC Outstanding Educator of the Year!

Meet California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom’s Outstanding Educator of the Year, Christine Klistoff from Fairmont Elementary School in Fresno County. Learn more about Christine and the work that she does along with the other 24 Literacy for Life Grant Recipients! Congratulations!

Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day and thank you Veterans for your service! Last year, students at Washington Elementary School, with their teacher Kim Schouten-Williams used their Literacy for Life Grant funds to build a Veterans Memorial Herb Garden at Sacramento VFW Post 8762. On Veterans Day, 11/11/19, students and family members met at the VFW post, and built 6 raised beds, planted vegetables, raked the yard, and refurbished a couple of other boxes. The garden boxes will be visited by students during this time (Veterans Day) each year. This is one example of a creative way to #LearnAboutAg while celebrating Veterans!

Literacy for Life Grants – Due this week!

Literacy for Life Applications are due this week! Last year Ag in the Classroom awarded 25 teachers from 14 different counties and reached thousands of students through the Literacy for Life Grant Program! From building a library with agriculture books to growing gardens virtually at home, the opportunities to incorporate agriculture into your classroom for this grant are endless! We will be sharing additional ideas throughout the week!

Apply today! Deadline: October 1, 2020.