ARS Endowment Grant Program
To ARS members: if you are aware of a public garden or institution whose rhododendron-related programs, projects or publication activities may be in need of financial assistance, please encourage them to examine the guidelines below and consider submitting a grant proposal.
Guidelines for Application
The purpose of the American Rhododendron Society (Society) is the encouragement of the culture of rhododendrons, including azaleas, and the increase in understanding of and interest in all aspects of these plants. In support of this mission the Society has established a grant program utilizing funds from its endowment. Activities to be supported may include the development of programs, projects or publications that educate the general public in the growing and culture of rhododendrons. Amount of grants will generally not exceed $3,000.
Proposals must be submitted to and received by the Endowment Fund Committee before the deadline of March 1. The applicant must first notify the appropriate District Director of the application and request a 'letter of assessment' to accompany the application. The appropriate District Director is the one whose geographic responsibility includes the location where grant will be utilized. The application and letter of assessment will be reviewed by the Endowment Fund Committee and its recommendation will be acted upon by the board at the annual spring meeting. Successful applicants will be supplied 'Condition of Acceptance' letters and upon completion and return to the Society, funds will be sent to the applicant. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified after the Board meeting.
Proposals should request funding for a single calendar year or less and only one proposal
per applicant will be considered. A complete proposal must include:
The application can be sent by postal mail or email to Bob Ramik, Chair of the Endowment Fund Committee, at: 27 Taylor Drive, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 3B4 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding the grant program may be directed to Bob as well.