Growing Minds

Growing Minds© is a nonprofit foundation that provides small grants directly to classrooms to meet the ”wish list” needs of educators.

If you are an educator and you have a special need for your classroom, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. describing your needs. Growing Minds was started by DixieMaze Farms and a small group of educators in 2016 with the mission of providing resources directly to classrooms. Growing Minds is funded by contributions from DixieMaze Farms and the many visitors that visit DixieMaze Farms throughout the year.

Growing Minds is particularly interested in awarding grants that will benefit a growing awareness between students and their natural environment, and how the natural world around us works and interacts with us and how we can be better stewards of the resources that our planet provides. Some successful grant applications have included funds for:

Incubators, Terrariums, Ant Colonies, Bee Hives, Green Houses, Worm Farms, Rabbit Hutches, Fish Tanks


Grants generally do not exceed $500.