Several Grants are available to member clubs of GCI!
Providing Financial Support to Club Projects
National Garden Clubs, Inc. has established a new grant program for clubs entitled PLANT AMERICA Community Project Grants with a simple application process. The purpose of the grant program is to provide financial support for new or existing club projects in their respective communities all across the United States. This fund will be a permanent fund with grants being given for each two-year administration.
The first grants were given during the 2017-2019 administration. Individual garden clubs that are members of National Garden Clubs, Inc. may apply for funds up to $1,000 for the direct expenses of projects. Recipients of grants will be notified. Current information can be found at the link below.
Espoma & National Garden Clubs INC. Want to
Members of National Garden Clubs (NGC) are passionate about growing with a purpose and The Espoma Company wants to help. We’re looking for local clubs with vision that we can help bring to life. They're selecting clubs with projects to receive a $250 grant for Espoma plant foods and potting soils.
How Does it Work?
Simply complete the form on their website .
Be sure to attach ‘before’ photos and your plan
What Happens Next?
Espoma will select grant awards.
Selected projects will be directed to a local retailer for their product grant.
When Project is Complete
Send photos of your project site with work completed.
Forward local press information so we can send a press release about your good work.
What they will do with your Submissions
Share on social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, etc.).
Release to press for publication.
GCI offers the following grants for the coming year. Monetary amounts will be
re-evaluated March 2020. Each grant may be granted once per calendar year for
any GCI club.
Blue Star Memorial Markers - $100
Garden Therapy - $50
Historic Preservation - $50
Roadside Operations & Wildflowers - $100
World Gardening & Natural Disasters - $50
NGC Projects - $50
Completed Applications should be sent the the appropriate chairman.
Contact information can be found in the inside front cover of Garden Glories
or on the Members Only page of this website.
National Garden Club, Inc.’s grant program with The Ames Companies, Inc. began in 2014 and has continued through 2020. The Ames Companies, the largest manufacturer of garden tools in the U.S., includes tools in its in-kind grant program from a group of tools sized for children and a group of lighter weight and mid-sized tools which may be helpful for use in garden therapy projects. Most of these specialized tools were added to the list of standard gardening tools in 2018.
Ames sets aside garden tools, usually of a retail value of $4,500, available for local community gardening projects. NGC local member clubs are eligible to apply for a grant of Ames tools for gardening projects performed or supported by the club which are scheduled to be carried out March 1 through September 30 each year. Projects may be a joint venture with another organization, however the garden club applying must be a member of NGC. The application deadline is in the first quarter of the year, generally in March. Awarded tools are shipped to the successful applicants about two weeks following their notification as grant recipients.
For an overview of available NGC grants, click below.