Men's Garden Club of Omaha
Seed and Beautification Project Grant Program
2017

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 $500 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.

       
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 e-mail.  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:  Jenny Holtz
   236 So 110th Street
                                                Omaha, NE 68154

                                          or: jennyholtz@cox.net

Deadline:  Applications must be received by February 15, 2017 to be considered for a grant.  Awards will be announced no later than the March 15
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
(D) your evaluation of the project’s benefit to the intended audience. Photographs would make the final                 report more complete, but are not required.
       Written reports should be sent to jennyholtz@cox.net no later than November 15, 2017

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 

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
Previous recipients of grants include:


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

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
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 



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)    
Growing Together Garden Project
Omaha Permaculture      
The Open Door Mission
Friendship Program  
Duchesne Academy
No More Empty Pots
Green Team – PLV High School

2017 Grants were awarded to these organizations
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.
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