Available Grants

Several Grants are available to member clubs of GCI!

NGC is

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

Plant America!

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.

To apply or for more information go to :

GCI Grants

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.

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