Giving back is the focus of the community outreach program funded by California table grape growers. Current efforts revolve around extending the benefits education provides by funding classroom grants for teachers and scholarships for graduating seniors.
Launched in 1985, California table grape growers annually offer college scholarships for field workers and their children. Four-year scholarships are available for those who wish to begin their higher education journey at a community college and for those who wish to begin at a four-year university.
Since 2012, agricultural scholarships are offered annually to graduating seniors living in the Coachella and San Joaquin valleys who wish to pursue four-year degrees tied to a future in agriculture or better yet, to one in table grapes.Meet the Recipients
The community outreach program provides Innovation in Teaching Education Grants to support innovation and learning in classrooms across California’s grape growing regions. Grants are awarded to elementary, junior high and high school educators for innovative classroom projects in the areas of agriculture, art, California history, health, math, and science.Learn More
California’s table grape growers support teachers and students in the classroom by providing lesson plans for teachers, activities for students, grape history, coloring sheets and printed materials such as stickers, posters and recipe cards.
The California Table Grape Commission works with teachers to develop objective curricula that cover a variety of disciplines.
For more than two centuries, Californians have been cultivating grapes.
Coloring & Activity Sheets
Teach Kids about healthy eating with this fun maze featuring California grapes!
ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY outreach
Recipe cards, bookmarks and fact sheets are some of the many materials that have been donated to community groups and organizations. Other outreach activities have included science fairs, after-school programs, 4-H and health and nutrition projects in schools and senior centers. The community outreach program is one of many ways that California table grape growers like to give back to their communities.
For questions or requests for more information, email the commission at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 559.447.8350.
ABOUT California TABLE GRAPES
Californians have been cultivating grapes for more than two centuries. Today, 99 percent of U.S. table grapes are produced in California's warm, dry climate that is ideal for grape growing. With 80 grape varieties grown, California grapes come in three colors—green, red, and black—and are in season from May through January.