Grants

HPS/MAG Grants Program 2023

A Cornerstone of Our Giving to the Community

Revised 10/4/2022

The HPS/MAG Grant program exists to support the valuable work of local nonprofit organizations to promote horticulture and/or environmental education and awareness. If you are a member or know of a local nonprofit organization that could benefit from such a grant, please plan to apply this year. Thank you for your interest in the HPS/MAG Grant program.

Our 2023 Grants Schedule:

  • Applications are accepted from December 1, 2022 through February 1, 2023.
  • All applicants are notified of their status by mid-March 2023.
  • All grant recipients receive their award checks by April 1, 2023.
  • Grant recipients e-mail their final project report to [email protected] by October 1, 2023

Click here to read the detailed 2023 Grant Process. Please note, it has been revised from 2022. Applicants must use the grant form to apply for an HPS/MAG Grant. Please do not send a grant application in an e-mail. Applications submitted in an E-mail cannot be accepted. 

Submit only one project per application and one application per organization per year. If a grant application requests funding for more than one project, the application will be put on hold while the submitter is contacted and given the opportunity to select the one project they want to submit.

Click here for a list of previous grant winners.

Questions? Please contact Dawn Freeman, HPS/MAG Vice President and Chair of the Grants Committee, at [email protected]

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A Little History and the Latest News About Our Grant Program

 The HPS Grant 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 expanding our grant program. The last several years have been very encouraging. The program has been growing each year and with that in mind, the budget has grown to support this initiative. Understanding the importance of ongoing support to local garden communities in these difficult days, the HPS Board decided to continue the increased budget for 2023.

Each year the number of grant applications has increased, challenging the Grant Committee to determine how best to distribute our budgeted funds. In 2020, we introduced a rigorous grading system to enable the Grant Committee to consistently evaluate each grant application and distribute grant funding for maximum benefit. We continue to fine tune our evaluation process to better support the evaluation and selection of our grant recipients as the HPS Grants Program grows.

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.