A Cornerstone of Our Giving to the Community

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. And thank you for your interest in the HPS/MAG Grant program.

Our 2022 Grants Schedule:

  •  Applications are accepted from mid-December 2021 through February 2022.
  • All applicants are notified of their status by mid-March 2022.
  • Grant recipients receive their award checks by April 1, 2022.

Click here to read the detailed Grant Process.

Click here for a list of other previous grant winners.

A Little History and the Latest News About Our Grant Program

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 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 for both 2019 through 2021 was increased 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 2022.

Each year the number of 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 five Grant Committee members to consistently evaluate each grant application and distribute grant funding for maximum benefit. In 2021, we adjusted our application process a bit to better support the evaluation and selection of our grant recipients.

How You Can Help - With that in mind, 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 or contact our Treasurer, Jan Herbster, at 39 Cross Keys Drive, Garnet Valley, PA 19060. HPS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to which donations may be deducted to the extent permitted by the law.

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