2020 Grant Recipients

The HPS/MAG Grants Committee chaired by Vice President, Nora Sirbaugh, is pleased to announce the 2020 Winners. Congratulations to all the recipients!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center received $520 to stabilize slopes and prevent erosion with native planting.

Philadelphia Orchard Project received $1000 to plant a new community orchard in partnership with Depaul USA.

Variety--the Children's Charity of the Delaware Valley received $500 to enhance the accessible sensory garden for youth with physical and cognitive disabilities.

Mercer High School, Mercer County Special Services School District received $500 to increase accessibility and teach horticulture and nutrition through their work in the courtyard.

Nicholas Newlin Foundation received $500 to create a meadow classroom for a local second grade classroom.

Odyssey Charter School received $1000 to develop a sensory and pollinator garden.

Wyncote Audubon Society received $500 towards planting and restoration of a portion of a former golf course to native habitat for insects and birds.

Keystone College received $510 to create The Experiential Learning Bird Garden, an educational plant garden demonstrating the importance of native and imperiled plants for supporting wildlife.

Hope United Methodist Church--Hope Meadow received $750 for educational signage for Hope Meadow.

John Bartram Association received $500 to support the creation of beneficial foundation planting at the entrance of Bartram's Mile Trail.

Restoring Central Dover/Wesley College Community Garden received $750 to create a native pollinator plant-lined pathway into the Community Garden.

Sacred Heart Academy received $600 towards creating an outdoor environmental classroom.

Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center received $500 to create a garden wherein the young adults with special needs diagnosis develop horticultural job skills training and knowledge of environmental sustainability.

Friends of Fairview Park received $500 to develop a new entryway and protected pathway entering the park.

Delaware Center for Horticulture received $500 to enhance and improve several of the beds within its Demonstration Garden.

Stewart Middle School received $250 to enhance a pollinator garden adjacent to the school vegetable garden.

Penn State Master Gardeners of Delaware County received $500 for educational signage at their Teaching Gardens at Smedley Park, Springfield, PA.

Click here for a list of other previous grant winners.