The Natural Disaster USA Fund was established by NGC in 1997 to receive monetary contributions from states, clubs and individuals for the purpose of assisting local and state clubs with their garden-related restoration efforts. This fund has helped to replant parks, municipal gardens and other garden related sites due to natural disasters caused by floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, ice storms and wildfires.
Grants of up $5,000 per project may be awarded in a fiscal year to local or state clubs. The application form can be downloaded from the link below. The application must include the location of the site involved, nature and severity of the disaster, proposed restoration plan by the garden club, estimated itemized cost of the project, as well as funds received from outside sources. A scale of points guideline is used for determining the grant to be awarded. Applications are to be emailed to Johnna-Claire Metz, Chairman: Grants, Natural Disasters
The Natural Disaster USA Fund is supported solely by the generous donations of dedicated garden club members, and has extended a helping hand by awarding grants to many fellow garden clubs across the country. We ask for your contributions to keep this fund alive so that we will be able to continue to provide much needed assistance to clubs restoring garden-related areas devastated by any past, present or future natural disasters. Make checks payable to Natural Disaster USA Fund and mail to the attention of the NGC Treasurer, at Headquarters, 4401 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110-3492. All donations are tax deductible, and will be gratefully acknowledged!
You can donate now online, or send your donations to NGC Headquarters earmarked for Natural Disasters USA Fund, so that we may continue to lend a helping hand to our fellow clubs in their time of need. Contributions to this fund are considered NGC, Inc. donor restricted, and will be used solely for the purpose of natural disasters. Your contribution may also be tax deductible; please consult your tax advisor.
A garden club or clubs may apply for funds to help replant, restore and beautify a public area that has been damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms, floods, fires, etc.
The restoration project is to be sponsored by State Garden Club or Member Clubs. A member club may receive up to $5,000 per disaster project and may receive no more that $5,000 per disaster within the NGC Fiscal Year.
All applications are reviewed by the Natural Disasters, USA Chairman and Committee.
For more information or questions concerning the application process, contact:
Johnna-Claire Metz, Natural Disasters Grants Chairman