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The Elaine Joines Memorial Grants Program


The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon works to promote education and understanding of herbaceous perennial plants, and is dedicated to helping special gardens of botanical, horticultural, or historic interest, including the support of community gardens. The Society awards funds to non-profit organizations in Oregon and Clark County, Washington for projects that further these goals. The HPSO Grants Program has been re-named in honor of the late Elaine Joines, designer and curator of the Martha Springer Botanic Garden at Willamette University and dedicated member of the HPSO grants committee.

Information on past grant winners may be found here:

Grant applications may request funding for many items, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • plants
  • horticultural equipment or supplies for landscaping or greenhouse use
  • books about botany or horticulture, or other reference materials, such as slides or herbarium supplies
  • partial funding for education internships

The program will not fund grant requests that are:
  • for individuals
  • for projects with religious purposes (for example, to groups requiring participation in religious activities for receiving the benefits of items requested)
  • for operation expenses, salaries, scholarships, or travel
  • for start-up expenses
  • to reimburse funds already expended
  • outside the state of Oregon or Clark County, Washington

Nearly $10,000 was awarded in grants for the calendar year 2001. The grants are normally in the range of $200 to $1500. However, the grants committee will review requests for greater amounts. We strongly encourage our applicants to seek funding or in-kind donations from a variety of sources, such as local businesses, local garden clubs, community foundations, etc.

You will find detailed application information for both school and non-school organizations here:

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