The Lenox Garden Club has announced that grant applications for project funding in 2020 will be due November 30, 2019.
Grants are awarded to public or private not-for-profit organizations undertaking specific projects in and around Berkshire County. The project must pertain to gardens, civic beautification, environmental restoration, conservation or education.
Last year we supported Roots Rising (specifically their Market Crew Training/Education Program), the Lenox Community Garden at Lilac Park, and Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center (Arbor Day tree planting program).
If your organization is interested in applying for funds, grant application guidelines are available below: or by contacting the chair of the Projects Review Committee, Lenore Sundberg (firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 684, Stockbridge, MA 01262). The application deadline is November 30, 2019.
Lenox Garden Club Requirements for Grant Applications
The Lenox Garden Club grants funds to public or private not-for-profit organizations undertaking specific projects in and around Berkshire County. The project must pertain to gardens, civic beautification, environmental restoration, conservation or education.
Grant applications must include the following:
1.) Name and address of the organization seeking funding.
2.) A brief history of the organization. Please include:
- When established
- Evidence of non-profit status
- Organizational structure and current list of board members
- Most recent financial statement and information on endowment or restricted funds
3.) A description of the funding request, explaining the nature of the project and its objectives. If the project requires a blueprint or plan, indicate if the plan is completed. If municipality approval is required, indicate if this has been obtained. Please include:
- Amount requested
- Projected budget
- All additional sources of funding for the project
- Timetable for completion
- Plans for future maintenance of the project
- How the project will enhance the life of the community in which it is located and how many individuals will benefit from the project
- How the Lenox Garden Club will be recognized for underwriting the project
A member of the Lenox Garden Club Executive Committee or Projects Review Committee may contact you for additional information or to set up an interview.
If your project is awarded a grant, the Lenox Garden Club will require a written report on the project and how the funds were dispersed. You may be asked to give a final presentation to the Club’s membership at one of its regular meetings. Suitable recognition of the Club’s funding must be incorporated into the project. The grant should be included in the organization’s annual report.
If the project is not completed in a timely fashion, the Lenox Garden Club reserves the right to ask that the funds be returned.
The Lenox Garden Club will generally not undertake further commitment to a project once it is completed. Any further maintenance related to the project is the responsibility of the organization and not that of the Lenox Garden Club.
Applications must be submitted by Nov. 30th to the chair of the Projects Review Committee: Lenore Sundberg, P.O. Box 684, Stockbridge, MA 01262 (email@example.com).
Grants are awarded at the discretion of the Lenox Garden Club in April or May of the next year.