Funds Available for Community Planting Project
United Plant Savers has a fund designated for community replanting projects. UpS guidelines require that the project have educational merit and that the land proposed for replanting be protected either by individual ownership, or be a part of a school or park system.
UpS Community Grant Guidelines
(For members requesting funding for planting projects)
The Executive Director and the Grant Committee will review submitted grant applications based on the criteria outlined below to determine which are the most qualified to receive UpS funding. The Executive Committee will assist her when needed. Grants may be paid in the form of plants, seeds and/or money, with amounts to be awarded determined by the Executive Director and Grant Committee. All grants are community oriented and educational or restorative in nature. Initially, grants will range from $200-$500 to allow for several small community-based projects rather than a few larger projects.
Considerations for Grants:
- Grant proposals must be community oriented. Projects with the most benefit to the community shall be considered first. Grants are not given to benefit individuals or private enterprises (i.e. someone wants to plant ginseng for personal use on private land) but must serve the community.
- Grant proposals must be educational in nature. Educational proposals will be considered primary. An example is a replanting project of “at-risk” plant species at a public school.
- Granted funds should not be used to pay labor. Grant work is to be done on a volunteer basis. Exceptions may be presented to Committee for discussion.
- If funds are being requested for the purchase of plant material, applicants must demonstrate understanding of the appropriate growing conditions and ecology of the plant species being considered.
- There must be some return to United Plant Savers.