Elaine Joines Memorial Grants Program
The mission of The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon is to make the world a better place through horticulture. The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon works to promote education and understanding of herbaceous perennial plants, and is dedicated to helping special gardens of botanical, horticultural, or historic interest, including the support of community gardens.
The Society awards funds to non-profit organizations throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington, for projects that further these goals.The HPSO Grants Program is named in honor of the late Elaine Joines, who was designer and curator of the Martha Springer Botanic Garden at Willamette University and a dedicated member of the HPSO Grants Committee.
The grants process starts its yearly cycle in late fall. Applications are now available for the next cycle:
Grant recipients are required to provide written reports on the use of award funds: generally a mid-project progress report and a final report within 30 days following completion of the project (and not more than one year after receipt of the grant check). Recipients must also produce a presentation-quality poster for display at the HPSO Annual Meeting in March.
Information about past grant awards may be found here:
Grant applications may request funding for many items, including (but not necessarily limited to) the following:
The program will not fund grant requests that are:
Available grant funds will vary from year to year. HPSO reserves the right to determine a limit on awards in keeping with its necessary fiscal responsibilities. Previous grants generally have been in the range of $200 to $1500, but other limits may apply in a particular grant cycle. We strongly encourage our applicants to seek funding and/or in-kind donations from a variety of sources, in addition to HPSO, such as local businesses, colleges, local garden clubs, community foundations, etc. to fully fund the proposed project.
Be sure to view the Sample of Grant Recipients' General Agreement & Reporting Guidelines.
Willowcreek Elementary School students at work; a 2013 grant recipient