Donate to National Garden Clubs
National Garden Clubs' ability to achieve new standards of
excellence depends upon the generosity of caring people like you.
Planned gifts help maximize the tax benefits of your charitable
giving while providing a sustainable gift to continue the work of
There are two categories for donations:
2. Permanent Home & Endowment
National Garden Clubs has projects of service or education that
often become essential components communities. Projects range from
community and roadside beautification, disaster relief,
international gardening initiatives, conservation-based
initiatives, youth programs, and erecting Blue Star Memorial
Markers to honor service men and women.
- International Disaster Relief
NGC has programs in place to immediately respond to the need of
restoration of public areas as a result of natural disasters
anywhere in the world. Another facet of NGC's outreach projects is
several international initiatives that lend a
helping hand to ensure success in gardening.
- National Disaster Grants
The Natural Disasters USA grant
program funds efforts of local clubs to replant, restore and
beautify public areas that have been damaged by such events as
earthquakes, floods and storms. A related effort was the Green the
Gulf Coast Grants initiative provided funds and volunteers to
re-landscape hurricane-damaged public areas.
- Penny Pines Reforestation
Pines program, a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service,
raises funds to replant damaged state and national forests
coast-to-coast. Each $68.00 donation covers the cost of replanting
replacement and/or trees indigenous (Not Just Pine Trees) to a
particular damaged area, whether by fire or other natural
- Sage and Roses
Greeting Electronically and
The Sage and
Roses program encourages members to send friends an email
holiday greeting. The money that would have been spent on the cost
of the cards and stamps is donated to erect a Blue Star Memorial
Marker in one of the states.
- Scholarship Program
NGC is proud of its college scholarship program which offers
financial aid to students majoring in fields of study related to
horticulture and the environment. Applicant must be planning a
career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental
issues, floral design or horticulture. Thirty-five (35) advanced
annual scholarships were awarded in 2011 for the academic year of
2011-2012, each in the amount of $3,500.00.
- Youth Activities
gardening programs are popular nationwide. Another project is a
cooperative effort with scouting organizations to promote the use
of native plants while teaching gardening basics. To earn a
National Garden Clubs/Girl Scout Native Plants Patch, scouts study the
native plants in their home areas and establish native beauty spots
in their communities. Youth poetry, essay and art contests include
a sculpture competition using
recyclable materials and the Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl poster
contest, sponsored in cooperation with the U.S. Forest
Permanent Home & Endowment Fund
Give a donation to NGC's Permanent Home & Endowment Fund and
become a member of Stewards of Tomorrow or a
member of Friends of the Future. Honors or
memorials for anyone can be designated in the Honor
Books giving program. The Permanent Home & Endowment
Fund helps with ongoing expenses of NGC Headquarters (staff,
gardens, and facilities). Gifts of all forms and sizes are welcome
Honor Books provide a means of honoring anyone or a means of
providing a memorial to anyone. Names of honoree and donor will be
inscribed in the relevant book. Listed as follows: the name of each
Honor Book, first or second edition, the minimum amount of
donation, the recording format, and the broad category for that
- The Book of Appreciation
Second edition, $50.00 - to honor anyone who has
given support to NGC. (computer generated).
- The Book of Club Presidents
second edition, $100.00 - to honor any club
President. (computer generated).
- The Book of Remembrance
second edition, $100.00 - to honor the memory of
anyone. (computer generated).
- The Roll of Honor Book
first and continued edition, $200.00 - in
calligraphy, to provide great honor to anyone.
Stewards of Tomorrow
- Contribution of $2,000 to $4,999 is recognized
by an individual nameplate 5 1/2" x 18" applied on the adjoining
brick columns at NGC Headquarters
- Contribution of $5,000 or more is recognized
by an individual nameplate 12" x 18" at NGC Headquarters
To Make Your Donation Online
Please click on this button which will take you to our online
store with dontation items and additional information.
To Make Your Donation By Regular Mail
- Download our donation form: Word or PDF
Make check payable to: National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Mail check and completed form to:
4401 Magnolia Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110-3492