NPSNM awarding conservation grants & donations

The Native Plant Society of New Mexico awards grants and makes donations to individuals and organizations that further the mission of the Society.

The NPSNM Mission Statement

The Native Plant Society of New Mexico is a non-profit organization that strives to educate the public about native plants by promoting knowledge of plant identification, ecology, and uses; fostering plant conservation and the preservation of natural habitats; supporting botanical research; and encouraging the appropriate use of native plants to conserve water, land, and wildlife.

Types of Projects Considered

The Society will consider funding for any project within or adjacent to New Mexico that contributes to the goals of the Society. For example, successfully funded projects have been awarded for education, research, and conservation projects. Currently we would particularly like to assist in conservation projects.

The Society also has an award for 6-12 science teachers who incorporate teaching about plants/plant science/native plants in effective and inspiring ways. A one-time award of $500 will be granted to the teacher, along with one free teacher copy and one free classroom copy of Jack Carter’s book, Trees and Shrubs of New Mexico.

Requests are reviewed and voted on by the Board of Directors. Individuals and organizations will be notified as to the acceptance or denial of their proposal. If the proposal is unsuccessful, the Society will provide reasons for the denial.

Grants and Donations

Grants are awarded to individual projects with a goal that can be completed within a stated time period and within a specified budget. For example, you can request for a grant to pay for the cost of a specific workshop, or to buy the materials needed for a specific restoration project.

Donations are given to non-profit organizations to support on-going work that meets the objectives and goals of the Native Plant Society.

Awards are given to 6-12 grade science teachers who incorporate teaching about plants/plant science/native plants in effective and inspiring ways.

Amounts and Disbursement

Grants and donations are limited to a maximum of $1500. Grant payments may be given over time or in a lump sum. This is decided on a case-by-case basis. Donations are given as a lump sum.

The teacher’s award is a one-time award of $500, along with one free teacher copy and one free classroom copy of Jack Carter’s book, Trees and Shrubs of New Mexico.

Deadline is December 31, 2016. Details and Applications can be accessed at http://www.npsnm.org/conservation/grants/

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