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The Purpose of the Santa Fe Garden Club is: To stimulate the knowledge and the love of gardening; To share the advantages of association by means of open meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications; To restore, improve and protect the environment through programs and action in the fields of conservation, civic improvements, and education.
Santa Fe Garden Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 2693
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
Guidelines for submission of a proposal to the Santa Fe Garden Club:
If your organization would like to submit a proposal for a grant, your project must fall within the scope of our mission “To stimulate the knowledge and the love of gardening…..to restore, improve and protect the environment through programs and action in the fields of conservation, civic improvements, and education”.
If it does, please submit the following information:
Please submit your online proposal to our address above.
We review the applications in the fall of the year and make our awards in October. If you would be willing to have a site visit by members of the SFGC, please indicate possible times that are best for you.
If you have any additional questions, please send an email or letter to the addresses listed above.
Annually the Santa Fe Garden Club (SFGC) receives quarterly Endowment dividends from the Santa Fe Community Foundation (SFCF) account funded by the father and members of the SFGC in honor of Filley McPheeters, our member, who tragically died in a horse accident far too young. SFCF is a tax-exempt public charity that provides an avenue for donors to satisfy their charitable intents and for nonprofit organizations to receive funding to carry out their essential work. The Filley McPheeters Memorial Trust Fund instructions are that the SFGC select an adult effort/program that supports horticulture and/or an effort/program that supports children.
The Santa Fe Community College now has two scholarship funds.
The SFGC has a Scholarship Committee consisting of three or more members to administer the endowment funds systematically. Selected members spend several months each year investigating initiatives in Santa Fe County that meet the intent of the trust agreement. We convene in October or sooner to determine what horticulture efforts and/or children’s initiatives that need funding we recommend. We have improved our processes by requiring a 1-2 page proposal package that provides adequate information about the program and its implementation, a budget, the people and organization sponsoring the activity, and an evaluation plan to measure impact or success. At that meeting we decide what initiative(s) we recommend. The club/board approves the committee’s selection at the November meeting. Except for the one-time club funding to the SFCC Greenhouse Management Program, no other club funds have been used.
Over the years the Scholarship Committee has found most success granting money for programs sponsored by non-profit organizations that had reliable and professional staffing. We have found more impact using our funds for initiative rather than individual scholarships that benefit just a few adults or children. We commit to one year of funding.
Initiatives we have presented for approval over the last several years.
Target Audience: A maximum of 20, 5 th through 8 th grade students interested in STEM topics recruited and recommended by their teachers Length of Program: 6-week session (2 hours a session include a snack Objective(s):
Target Audience: 30 at-risk teens, mostly Hispanic, who were at the YPD and agreed to participate; taught by famous Native American artists Length of Program: 3 half-day sessions with teens at the center that day Objective(s):
Person Responsible: Elysia Poon M.A., SAR Curator of Education
Target Audience: Youth Pojoaque Pueblo children
Length of Program: Several week summer program:
Target Audience: a hands-on summer program to conduct pottery workshops for 15 San Felipe Pueblo children
Length of Program: 6 separate classes to serve 90, 3& 4 year old students
Person Responsible: Elysia Poon, SAR’s Educator and Docent Trainer