People that visit this site, or come and visit us at Camelot, are amazed at how we fund a garden, clubs, and our many special projects. I can't say enough about writing grants. During the summer and right after school starts I spend a couple of hours each week writing grants - I will try for anything! Never say never! This last year we received grants and awards totaling $3800. Most were small. We paid for garden supplies, model rocket kits, competition entries, team t-shirts, rain barrels, and an amazing assortment of neat new science "toys".
My advice to everyone is take the time to look for grant opportunities and pursue them. It sure has worked for us!