Seed Grants

Since 2004, the Men’s Garden Club has awarded more than 70 grants totalling in excess of $51,000. 
The grant program is funded by the proceeds of the annual plant sale

Men’s Garden Club of Omaha Seed and Beautification Project Grant Program Purpose:  The Men’s Garden Club of Omaha is a civic organization dedicated to the passion of gardening. Its grant program was developed to:  1) Spread the knowledge and passion of gardening through its members and the members of the community 2) Support education in horticulture and related fields 3) Undertake sponsorship of beautification of public property while promoting gardening The name “Seed Grant” is meant to indicate the monies should be for “start-up” funding for NEW projects, and not to sustain long-term, ongoing projects.   
Description:  Grants will be awarded to” non-profit “organizations (need not be 501c3) for projects judged  to be compatible with the club’s purpose.
Grants up to $1000 will be awarded ,for supplies and materials associated with the project. Stipends or wages will not be paid with this award. 
Some plant material must be a part of the proposal.
Grants may include a certificate for the Annual Plant Sale in lieu of cash
An organization may receive funding for the same project for two consecutive years
Amount and number of awards will be determined yearly, dependent upon the monies available each year for  disbursement.
Application:  Interested organizations are invited to complete and return the application form on-line, by  mail or email.  Completeness of the information about the project plans will assist the grants committee in making its decision on awards. Photographs of the site, while not required, would also be helpful. Send Off-line applications to: Doug Wilcox, 6902 N 45th St, Omaha, Ne 68152                                             

Deadline:  Applications must be received by March 1 to be considered for a grant.  Awards will be announced no later than the  March 15.  Formal presentation of awards will be made at 7 PM first Wednesday in April at the  Extension office (8015 W Center Rd) . Since 2004, the Men’s Garden Club has awarded more than 70 grants totalling in excess of $51,000. 
The grant program is funded by the proceeds of the annual plant sale
Report: A written report on the project’s completion and effectiveness will be required. This  report need not be lengthy, but must include:                                                          (A) An itemized account of the funds expended for this project.  (B) evidence that the work was completed,  (C) your assessment of the project’s goal having been met Photos will make your report more complete but are not required. Written reports should be sent to no later than November 15.
A presentation at a Men’s Garden Club meeting (to be scheduled in advance) may also be made .-This is not a substitute for the written report. Failure to provide a written report will make the organization ineligible for grants in the future.
If you are awarded a Grant, please acknowledge financial assistance from the Men’s Garden Club of Omaha in any promotional material regarding your project. Click on Grant Application button to access on-line application form
            2018 Grants were awarded to these organizations
Dundee Community Garden House of Montessori Humboldt Foundation W Pott County Master Gardeners Fairmount Park Neighborhood Association

Previous recipients of grants include:
Columbian Elementary School  St Paul Lutheran School Owens Educational Services   Dundee Elem School  Montclair Elementary School  Wheeler Elementary School Douglas/Sarpy Cty Master Gardeners  ENCORE Community Garden Oak Valley Elementary School Ponca Hills Elementary School  Holy Family Church   Portal Elementary School   Papillion/LaVista IDEAL School Oak Valley Elementary School Bethany Home Friedel Jewish Academy  Emanuel Lutheran Church   City Sprouts Gretna High School Science Club Douglas County Master Gardeners Papillion LaVista IDEAL School Joslyn Castle Association Northside Little League Papillion LaVista High School Fort Atkinson Elmwood Park Neighborhood Assoc Miller Park Elementary School South High Nebraska Habitat Garden Washington Elementary School PTO
Boy Scouts Omaha Home for Boys   Nebraska 4H  Oakdale Elem. Outdoor Classroom Wake Robin Youth Club   Madonna School   Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful   Bellevue West HS   Union for Contemporary Art   1st Central Congregational Church  Habitat for Humanity (Loveland Garden Club) Farnam Farm Community Garden   Montessori Children’s Room   Josie Harper Hospice House -(Master Gardeners) Thomas Elementary School (Troy Scheer)   Papillion Garden Club   Wilson Focus School   Union for Contemporary Art   Charles Drew Health Ctr.   Habitat for Humanity (Benson Plant Rescue) Fort Atkinson Foundation Stony Brook Garden Club Unity Garden of North Omaha Peace Garden of South Omaha Douglas Cty Health Center (master Gardeners) Harrison Elementary PTA    Fort Atkinson Foundation The Center (Council Bluffs)

Jefferson Elementary School South Omaha Horticultural Society Presbyterian Church of the Master Keystone Little League Center for Conservation & Research (Henry   Doorly Zoo)   Papillion LaVista Schools    Big Garden – UMC Ministries    Omaha Rose Society    Campfire USA    Rainbow Factory Preschool    Omaha Bryan Middle School    Fort Atkinson Foundation Mary Our Queen Girl Scout Troop 44485 Montessori Children’s Room Plattsmouth Church of Christ SE Nebraska Cancer Survivors Park West Pottawattomie County Master Gardeners
Growing Together Garden Project Omaha Permaculture   The Open Door Mission Friendship Program Duchesne Academy No More Empty Pots Green Team – PLV High School Abide Aksarben/Elmwood Park Neighborhood Assoc. Ben Plant Rescue Christ Community Church Community Peace Garden of South Omaha Deer Park Neighborhood Assoc. Fairmount Park Neighborhood Assoc.


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