NOGS TOUR OF HIDDEN GARDENS occurs annually in April. Savannahians in the historic district open their walled gardens to the public for this 2-day event. The Club’s only fundraiser, it boasts 100% Active member participation.
Civic Beautification & Preservation
Listed below are some of the past grant recipients:
- Bonaventure Historical Society
- Botanical Garden and Garden Center
- Coastal Heritage Society
- King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation
- Oatland Island Wildlife Center
- Park Place Outreach Youth Shelter
- Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Scholarship Fund
- Memorials for members
- The Fresh Air Home
- The Savannah Tree Foundation
- Tybee Island Maritime Academy
- Urban Hope Savannah
The GCS is proud to award funding for grant applicants at the end of our fiscal year, following the NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens, our sole fundraiser. Each April GCS announces that applications for grants are open and supplies a link via our website, and social media. In order to qualify for a grant, an organization must be a non-profit in good standing and produce a proposal that aligns with our criteria for beautification, education and conservation for projects located within Chatham County, Savannah. They must also include site plans and budget. Grant amounts range in value from $500 to $5000 and are approved by a committee. Committee members communicate with applicants and often do site visits for new applicants to build relationships. Our grants have yielded pollinator gardens at elementary schools, demonstration gardens, trees for the Savannah Tree Foundation, beautification of the entrance to Bonaventure Cemetery through a Master Gardener-led project, created a kitchen garden at the King-Tisdell Cottage, helped to landscape the homeless veteran’s Tiny House Project in partnership with Colonial Dames, developed children’s gardens at the Massie heritage Center and provided monies for historic preservation.
Apply for a Grant
You must provide proof of non-profit status, and taxes in good standing.
Please print out and read the Grant Requirements letter before completing the application. Print out the application before starting it so you have everything you need to complete the form. Thank you for your time and energy. We hope we will be able to support your efforts to improve the environment, add beauty to the area, and educate Savannah on all things horticultural.