Special Interest Grants: Horticultural Education - Julian Haden Gary and Margaret Savage Gary Fund

Hampton Roads Community Foundation

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Deadline: Oct 1, 2020 2:00pm PDT

Grant amount: US $1,500 - US $15,000

Fields of work: Horticulture & Gardening

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in Virginia: Accomack County, Chesapeake city, Franklin city, Isle of Wight County, Norfolk city Show all

Location of residency: Virginia

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About this funder:



The Hampton Roads Community Foundation connects you with charitable causes to improve life in our region. The community foundation manages permanent funds created by people from all walks of life. Its mission is to inspire philanthropy and transform the quality of life in southeastern Virginia.

The Julian Haden Gary and Margaret Savage Gary Fund supports organizations that promote horticulture education.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Hampton Roads Community Foundation welcomes grant applications from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving residents of South Hampton Roads, Virginia including:
    • Chesapeake
    • Eastern Shore of Virginia- Grants to Eastern Shore nonprofits are awarded in partnership with our affiliated Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation
    • Franklin
    • Isle of Wight County
    • Norfolk
    • Portsmouth
    • Suffolk
    • Virginia Beach
  • While the Foundation prefers to award grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies that are independent of local, state and federal government, it will consider awarding grants to specific municipal entities or component units of government for projects generally provided by nonprofit agencies in other communities.
    • This policy does not prohibit public and private colleges and universities from applying for funding.
  • Virginia Peninsula organizations may be eligible to apply.


  • The fund has a preference for the Fred Heutte Center, Norfolk Botanical Garden, and the Virginia Zoo.


  • If your organization has received a Hampton Roads Community Foundation grant in the past three years, it is not eligible to apply for funding for the same type of grant. 
  • Please also note that grants are generally not available for:
    • Organizations not tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
    • Individuals
    • Fundraising events (such as tickets, raffles, auctions or tournaments), annual fundraising appeals or agency celebrations
    • Ongoing operating support
    • Capital projects and facilities and equipment upgrades that can be considered routine maintenance or replacements.
    • Houses of worship
    • Religious activities (organizations and activities that require religious participation by those receiving services)
    • Political or fraternal organizations
    • Endowment building
    • Existing obligations, debts/liabilities or costs that an agency has already incurred
    • Scholarly research
    • Scholarships, camper fees, fellowships or travel
    • Passenger vans for transporting youth
    • National or international organizations or purposes
    • Hospitals and similar health-care facilities unless applying for a Special Interest Grant
    • Projects or services normally considered the responsibility of government*
    • Private primary or secondary schools, daycare facilities or academies other than those whose primary purpose is for students with special needs.
    • Capital campaign requests exceeding 5% of a campaign valued at $1 million or more


This page was last reviewed August 03, 2020 and last updated February 26, 2020