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Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust

For Grantseekers

The Trust welcomes inquires from organizations seeking funding for projects that meet its funding interests in ornamental horticulture and its eligibility requirements.


The Trust makes grants to organizations that are recognized as 501(c)(3) public charities by the United States Internal Revenue Service, and to non-U.S. organizations that can demonstrate that they would meet the requirements for such status.

The Trust supports projects that directly further research or education in ornamental horticulture in North and South America including:

  • Development of programs and projects
  • Salaries
  • Physical improvements
  • Signage
  • Access
  • Equipment
  • Publications
  • and, under some circumstances, general operations

The Trust does not fund endowments or indirect costs. The Trust also does not fund projects concerned primarily with agriculture, environmental issues, science education, or horticultural therapy.

Application Procedures

Organizations seeking funding from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust should confirm that the proposed project meets the funding interests and eligibility requirements of the Trust.  The eligibility quiz in the left margin will help you determine if it would be appropriate for you to submit a funding proposal to the Trust.

If you meet these qualifications, please send a brief description of the project to be funded, using the Project Description Form, to the Grants Director. If your project appears qualified and is of interest to the Trust, you will be sent current application guidelines and be invited to submit a full proposal.

Application guidelines for 2016 proposals will be available January 1, 2016. Proposals will be accepted until August 15, 2016 and will be reviewed by the Trustees in November. Funding of approved grants occurs in December for use in the following calendar year.

Contact the Grants Director:

Reporting Requirements

We are interested in learning through our grantees’ successes as well as their challenges.

All grantees of the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust are required to submit a report which confirms that the funds granted were used for the intended purpose. Please note that the Trust will not consider any further grant applications from an organization unless a report on the prior grant is received and approved.

At this time there is no required reporting form. However, the Trust does provide guidelines which should be followed when preparing a report. Click here to obtain a copy of the Guidelines for Grant Reporting.  Failure to follow the Guidelines for Grant Reporting may have a negative effect on subsequent funding requests.

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