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Ellen Hilderbrand Community Grant Program

Grants to Greenville County, South Carolina Nonprofits and
Individuals for Gardening Education and Preservation Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greater Greenville Master Gardeners Association (GGMGA)

Deadline Date:

09/30/18 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants starting at $100 to Greenville County, South Carolina nonprofit organizations and individuals for gardening education, preservation, and beautification projects. Funding is intended to support both new initiatives and the continuation of existing programs that promote horticulture within the community, schools, and educational institutions.

The Ellen Hilderbrand Community Grant Program supports new organizations, as well as proven programs, and funds school gardening programs, community gardens, and beautification projects as well as a host of other projects. All grantees encourage knowledge and promotion of gardening and horticultural education for the community.

Projects that have any of the following will be eligible for consideration:

- A project that includes a horticultural education component
- A project that promotes horticultural preservation
- A project that involves volunteers and/or community based groups
- A project that involves networking or cooperation with other community groups and organizations, especially for horticultural purposes or sharing resources
- A project that takes into account the conservation of water and other natural resources
- A project that is environmentally sound and fosters a sustainable environment
- A project that is accessible to its target audience on a permanent or semi-permanent basis
- A project that is designed to be long-term, self-sufficient and self-perpetuating
- A project that has definable and measurable outcomes
- Projects from schools and educational institutions that include students in the planning and implementation

Grant funds may be used to purchase equipment and materials necessary for the implementation of a well-planned program or project integrated with other curriculum materials and activities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175483

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum grant amount which may be awarded is $100.

The number and monetary value of grant awards may vary annually. During any year GGMGA retains the option of not awarding any grants in the event of a lack of association funds or the absence of qualified grant requests.

Term of Contract:

It is expected the grant award will cover the project’s needs within the timetable of the grant year. If a project requires more than one year of funding, a separate Grant Application must be completed each year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:

- Teachers, staff, or volunteers with public schools and other educational institutions
- Individuals or organizations who have 501(c)(3) status
- Applicants must reside in Greenville County
- Applicants must intend to use the grant funds for endeavors within Greenville County

No personnel salaries or personnel benefits may be paid by grant funds.

Pre-Application Information:

To be considered, a grant application must be completed and submitted by September 30, 2018. The Deadline for receipt of the application is 5:00 PM on that date.


- September 30, 2018 (5:00 PM) - Submission deadline for Community Grants applications
Confirmation of receipt will be sent to the applicant by the Grants Committee Chair.
- Sept 1 - Oct 15 - Site visits and evaluation of Community Grants applications by Grants Committee
- October 15 - Selection of Community Grants recipients by Grants Committee
- October (3rd Mon) - Presentation of selected slate of grants recipients to Executive Committee of GGMGA for approval
- October 31 - Announcement and notification of selection will be made to grants recipients as well as those who did not receive a grant.
- Mid-November - Awards presentation ceremony to present checks to recipients of grants
- March 15, 2019 - Progress reports on Grants Projects due to GGMGA Grants Committee
- March (3rd Mon) - Report to GGMGA Executive Committee on progress of grants projects
- May 15 - Final reports on Grants Projects due to GGMGA Grants Committee

The Grants Committee will review all grant applications and evaluate the merit of the grant request. During the evaluation process, the Grants Committee will interview the applicant and will visit the site of the proposed project.

Requests for assistance or additional information about the GGMGA Community Grants Program may be forwarded to the GGMGA Grants Committee Chair in care of Angela Avants.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applicants should email the completed electronic format of the Cover Sheet and Application to:

Evelyn Onofrio, Grants Committee Chair

Applicants must also mail a print copy of the Grant Cover Sheet and Application and any supplemental materials, pictures, photographs, diagrams, brochures, etc., to:

Clemson Extension Service
Attention: Evelyn Onofrio, Grants Committee Chair
301 University Ridge, Suite 4300
Greenville SC 29601

For assistance or information, email:

Angela Avants

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Carolina: Greenville County