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Men's Garden Club of Omaha
Seed and Beautification Project Grant Program
2018

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.

           Awards will not be made to the same organization for more than 2 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 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 March 1, 2018 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 Wed., April 4 at the Extension office (8015 W Center Rd) .
Report:
     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 jennyholtz@cox.net no later than November 15, 2018

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  
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


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

2018 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.
​Dundee Community Garden
House of Montessori
Humboldt Foundation
W Pott County Master Gardeners
Fairmount Park Neighborhood Association
Formal presentation of awards will be made on April 4, 2018