The Portland Garden Club Community Outreach Grants

Approved 2020 CO Grants

The PGC was able to donate $18,000 in 2020 to worthy non profits in the Portland Area whose work aligns with the mission of The Portland Garden Club.

  1. Vestal School PTA
  2. Depave
  3. Forest Grove School District
  4. James John School PTA
  5. Friends of the Cornelius Library
  6. Leach Botanical Garden
  7. PSU Herbarium
  8. Home Orchard Society
  9. Friends of Nob Hill

Community Outreach Grant Recipients for 2019

Community Outreach Grants last year totaled over $10,000. We received 22  applications from a cross section of non-profits. Average grant was $2000.

Cape Horn Conservancy.
The Conservancy, works to restore trail damage, remove invasive species and educate hikers on the value of native flora. They used their grant to purchase native seed and hand tools needed for the restoration work done by their crews.

 Friends of the Columbia Gorge
The Friends (FOG) works to ensure that the beautiful and wild Columbia Gorge remains a place apart, an unspoiled treasure for generations to come. Their grant money was used to purchase native plants and seeds for restoration work after the Eagle Creek fire.

Growing Gardens
Growing Gardens provides resources, education and support to low-income families, schools, and correctional facilities. They used their grant to provide garden tools to aid participants in growing organic food.

Oregon Zoo Foundation
The Oregon Silverspot butterfly, once common in coastal grasslands near the Pacific Ocean, was listed as threatened in 1980. Their populations have suffered serious declines due to development, habitat degradation and invasion of non-native species.
The Oregon Zoo Foundation used their grant to offset the cost of the production of violets, a critical food source for developing pupae.

SW Trails PDX
The SW Trail Restoration project is located along a popular community trail 3.6 miles from downtown Portland. SW Trails PDX has helped to build and maintain over 40 miles of trails in the area, including the famous 4-T Trail. This trail has SW Trails PDX will use their grant to install a native pollinator garden and “bug hotels” on the trail.

Past PGC Grant Recipients
2018 Recipients

·        The Arc of Multnomah-Clackamas
·        Tucker Maxon Elementary School
·        Friends of Trees
·        Mary Rieke Elementary School
·        The Bloom Project
2017 Recipients
·        Home Forward Community Partnership
·        Rigler Elementary School
·        Schoolyard Farms
2016 Recipients
·        Depave. From Parking Lots to Paradise
·        Lord and Schryver Conservancy
·        Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center
2015 Recipients
·        Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center
·        Portland Fruit Tree Project
2014 Recipients
·       Friends of Trees
.       Growing Gardens

We welcome applicants from nonprofit organizations in ourcommunity whose mission aligns with that of The Portland Garden Club. We do fund projects that are time specific. Please note that we do not fund capital campaigns or projects.

Community Outreach Grant applications must be submitted by Friday, February 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

Grant Request Form 2021

 The application form will be available at a later date.

Portland Garden Club Mission Statement

“To stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to aid in the protection of native trees, plants and birds, to encourage civic beauty, and to improve and protect the quality of the environment through programs and action in the fields of conservation and education.”