Grants of up to $1,500 to Oregon and Clark County, Washington nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools for gardens and horticultural education projects. Funds may be used to purchase plants, horticultural equipment or supplies for gardening or greenhouse use, and books about botany or horticulture, or other appropriate educational materials.
The mission of The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon is to make the world a better place through horticulture. The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon works to promote education and understanding of herbaceous perennial plants, and is dedicated to helping special gardens of botanical, horticultural, or historic interest, including the support of community gardens.
The Society awards funds to nonprofit organizations throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington, for projects that further these goals.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
Grants are made to qualified not-for-profit groups and K-12 schools (public and private) in Oregon and Clark County, Washington.
-Projects with religious purposes (for example, to groups requiring participation in religious activities)
-Receiving the benefits of the funded project
-Operation expenses, salaries, scholarships, or travel
-Start-up organizational expenses
-To reimburse funds already expended
Applicants are encouraged to seek funding or in-kind donations from a variety of sources, such as local businesses, local garden clubs, and community foundations, to strengthen the application and obtain the total project funding from more than one source.
Please note the application deadline for the current grant cycle is March 31, 2016.
Applicants must submit 6 hard copies of the application and attachments to:
Hardy Plant Society of Oregon
828 NW 19th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
All applicants will be notified in May, 2016. Funding will be available in June, 2016.
Grant recipients are required to provide written reports on the use of award funds: generally a mid-project progress report and a final report within 30 days following completion of the project (and not more than one year after receipt of the grant check). Recipients must also produce a presentation-quality poster for display at the HPSO Annual Meeting in the fall.
Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $1,500.
Term of Contract
The grant period is a maximum of 12 months following the award of the grant.
Funding will be available in June, 2016.
Grant recipients are required to provide written reports on the use of award funds: generally a mid-project progress report and a final report within 30 days following completion of the project.