The Outreach Project
The Outreach Project is a grant program sponsored by the Poway Valley Garden Club to support and encourage horticultural pursuits in San Diego County. Grant requests are evaluated by a specific criterion and must fulfill at least one of the following Club objectives:
Promote interest in gardening and related creative activities
Creative activities includes arts and crafts that use plant material such as succulent bowls, wreaths or flower arranging.
Improve and beautify the community
This includes garden oriented projects around public spaces such as schools, libraries, community centers or parks.
Provide garden education and information
Garden education includes everything from youth projects to school gardens.
The application may be submitted from September 1 through May 30, and determination will be made within 30-90 days of the application receipt. Each grant application is limited to $500 but multiple applications may be submitted. The club will request a short-written follow-up or photos describing the outcome and impact of the project to share with club members. Grants are not available to groups outside of San Diego County.
Applications will be evaluated based on the fulfillment of the highlighted objectives outlined above, the impact on the group or community and the thoroughness of the project.