Adminitrust LLC

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 America, South America, and Australia 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.


Beginning in 2017, funding proposals to the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust will be accepted online only. Please do not mail your proposal to the Trust.

The Trust’s new online application and reporting system will be accessible on or about January 6, 2017. Applicants will be able to create an online account and submit a brief Letter of Inquiry (LOI) describing their proposed project. A full proposal for funding will then be invited for applicants whose LOIs are found to be within the Trust’s grantmaking guidelines.

Current Trust grantees are advised to review the Guidelines for Grant Reporting regarding how to submit grant reports due in 2017 using the new online system.

If you have any questions about the new online system, please contact or call AdminiTrust at 415-332-0166.

For other questions, you may contact the Grants Director at

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.

The online system will guide grantees in submitting a grant report. Instructions and requirements are described in 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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