HPS Grants Program – 2022 Grant Recipients

by Dawn Freeman, HPS/MAG Vice President ([email protected])

The HPS Grants Program was started in 2009 and has awarded grants annually to individuals, community groups, schools, and other organizations in the mid-Atlantic region who are working to promote horticulture and positive ecological impact.

One of our major goals has been to expand our grant program, as each year the number of applicants has increased. To support this initiative, the budget was increased in 2019, 2020, and 2021. During these past several years the Grant Committee has developed and refined their process for handling the increased number of applications, employing a vigorous grading system that enables the committee to consistently evaluate each grant application and distribute grant funding for maximum benefit.

Click here to read the detailed Grant Process.

Click here for a list of previous grant winners.

How You Can Help: Please consider a contribution to HPS to ensure that our grant program can continue to support worthy groups who will need our help more than ever in these challenging times. To donate, visit our website.  HPS/MAG is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to which donations may be deducted to the extent permitted by the law.

2022 Grant Recipients

The HPS/MAG Grants Committee, chaired by Vice President Dawn Freeman, is pleased to announce the 2022 grant awardees. Congratulations to all our grant recipients!

Ability Center of Virginia in Virginia Beach, VA received $735 to help create their first onsite garden to provide hands-on education and engagement with horticulture for adults and children with disabilities.

Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia, PA received $300 to restock their nursery of bulk native plant plugs grown on and used to replace invasive plants as they are removed throughout the property.

Bondsville Mill Park in Downingtown, PA received $870 to purchase plants for the hillsides of the Mill’s amphitheater to demonstrate the importance of native plants to pollinators while supporting the pollinators in the Mill’s gardens.

Cooperative Gardens of Narberth in Narberth, PA received $650 to support their Giving Garden which grows produce for local food banks and neighbors in need.

Franklin Gardeners Association in Franklin, PA received $300 to purchase plants for their new Children’s Learning Butterfly Garden.

Friends of Hope Lodge in Fort Washington, PA received $700 to create a pollinator garden to demonstrate how deer-resistant, low maintenance and pollinator friendly plants can be adapted to the home garden.

Friends of Monmouth County Park System, Inc. in Lincroft, NJ received $800 to help purchase the native perennial plants needed to create the new exhibition pond garden to help educate the public about the importance of planting native species.

HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Philadelphia, PA received $540 to purchase adaptive devices to enable children with profound disabilities to engage in horticultural activities.

Itineris Foundation Inc in Baltimore, MD received $700 to create a pollinator garden to provide vocational horticultural therapy for adults on the ASD spectrum.

John J. Tyler Arboretum in Media, PA received $1500 to provide funding to purchase the perennials and tree needed to enhance the native plant collection at the Pollinator Preserve.

Kingsborough Community College Community Farm and Garden in Brooklyn, NY received $1000 to convert on-campus farm space to a new community farm and vegetable garden.

Mount Olive United Methodist Church in Randallstown, MD received $850 for their Community Garden Project to bring together members of the community to learn to grow their own food and support the local food pantry.

Nicholas Newlin Foundation in Glen Mills, PA received $502 to purchase native shrubs and understory tree species to improve their Forest Classroom for use in educational programs and community outreach activities.

Philadelphia Orchard Project in Philadelphia, PA received $765 to expand the demonstration shade and pollinators gardens at the POP Learning Orchard.

Riverbend Environmental Education Center in Gladwyne, PA received $587 to create a propagation area on the preserve to sustainably grow their own native plants and trees from seed and to use the propagation area in their education programs.

Strawberry Hill Foundation Inc. in Fairfield, PA received $772 to expand their environmental education programming by adding a native plant garden to their Nature Classroom.

Sussex County Master Gardeners in Georgetown, DE received $770 to purchase perennial plants for their Dry Shade Garden to demonstrate a well-landscaped grove of trees.

The Miquon School in Conshohocken, PA received $500 to purchase native plant materials to stabilize the banks of the creek that runs through campus.

Tredyffrin Environmental Advisory Council in Berwyn, PA received $700 for the purchase of native shrubs to stabilize the swale buffer at the Wilson Farm Park.

Variety – The Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley in Worcester, PA received $291 to enhance their horticulture-based training program for youth with disabilities.

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford, NJ received $440 to provide funding to help purchase the pollinator plants for their new pollinator garden and educational signage, mounting and modeling components.

If your organization is interested in applying for an HPS grant, click here for detailed information and timelines.