Grants

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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.


Grant Proposals Funded for 2016

Grant Proposals Funded for 2015

Grant Proposals Funded for 2014

Grant Proposals Funded for 2012

Grant Proposals Funded for 2011


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. For example, the NPSNM gives annual donations to the four main herbaria in the region: University of Texas at El Paso; University of New Mexico; Western New Mexico University; Fort Lewis College; and New Mexico State University. The University of New Mexico (UNM) Herbarium applies that money towards its goals of georeferencing (mapping) the specimen label information, with the expertise of New Mexico Natural Heritage (NMNH) to make the information available to the scientific community and the general public.

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.


Grant, Donation and Award Applications and Guidelines

Grant Guidelines and Application for 2017

Donation Guidelines and Application for 2017

Teacher Grant for 2017

The deadline for applying for Grants, Donations, and Teacher Awards for 2017 will be December 31, 2016. Requests for grants or donations will only be accepted electronically. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.


Reports

One Year GrantsSuccessful grant applicants are required to submit a written report due at the end of the calendar year in which you received your grant. The report should describe how the funds were used and be sent to: nativeplantsnm@gmail.com. 

In addition, we also request one of the following:

A poster describing the project, to be displayed at the NPSNM annual meeting

or

A short article (limited to 1000 words) for the NPSNM Newsletter describing how the funds were used so that donors to this fund will know how the grant advanced the mission of the NPSNM. Please submit these articles to our Administrative Coordinator at nativeplantsnm@gmail.com.

Multi-year Grants – Projects spanning more than one year are expected to submit interim reports annually.
Also requested is one of the following:

A poster describing the project, to be displayed at the NPSNM annual meeting

or

A short article (limited to 1000 words) for publication in the NPSNM Newsletter. Please submit these articles to our Administrative Coordinator at nativeplantsnm@gmail.com.

Donations – Applicants receiving a donation are required to submit a report to the Society along with a short article (limited to 1000 words) for the NPSNM Newsletter describing how the funds were used within the structure of their organization. Please submit these articles to our Administrative Coordinator at nativeplantsnm@gmail.com.

 

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