WIMGA annually awards educational grants to its member Associations to facilitate their volunteer efforts in community education.  In 2017, $5,350 was awarded for projects of 19 Associations.  Don’t miss your chance to benefit your organization through the grant program.  Learn more about the grant process below.

For grant and financial questions email: wimga.treasurer@gmail.com

WIMGA Educational Grants

The WIMGA awards several grants annually to MG groups to aid their efforts in community education.  Applications for each of the 3 levels of funding are due by October 1 (postmark date) of each year.  

 Twenty Nine grants totaling $7,900 were awarded in 2018.   

 

$8,850 has been budgeted for 2019 with six (6) $100 grants; nine (9) $250 grants and fifteen (15) $400 grants available.  

 

The following conditions apply to all grant applications submitted: 

  • Applications will only be accepted from WIMGA Member Associations ( no outside organizations or individual Master Gardener Members may apply)

  • All grant applications must be signed and mailed to the WIMGA Finance Committee Chairman: Byron Hacker, N4511 Highway 57, Chilton, WI 53014; electronic applications will not be accepted.

  • Associations may apply for more than one grant, but may only submit one application per grant category (monetary level).

  • An association may not submit an application in each category for the same things (i.e., you must be creative and submit a different project for each grant category that you are applying for).

  • No association will receive more than two educational grants from WIMGA per year.

(However, if sufficient grant applications are not received in each monetary level, the Finance Committee has the discretion to award an Association a third grant provided they applied in all three grant levels.)

  • The Finance Committee’s decision of grant award will be final and Associations will be notified by November 15.

  • Each association that receives a grant will be responsible for submitting a written report about how the grant was used.The progress report may be submitted electronically to the WIMGA Finance Committee Chairman by July 31 of the following year.

  • Reports should be at least one page long, and include a description of the project, what the grant money was used for, how that enhanced the project and how the project impacted the community.The article should preferably be written in narrative style- like a story for a newspaper – and emphasize how the grant money made a difference.Photographs may be submitted with the report.

  • Associations that do not submit a report will not be eligible for grants for the following two years.

  • If grant money cannot or is not used for the specified project, it must be returned to WIMGA.Returning a grant will not affect eligibility for future grants.

 

 

Factors determining awarding of the grants:  

  • The number of participants who will benefit from the program.Will space be available for the general public?Will other Associations be notified about the program and be allowed to attend. 

  • Would there be a fee charged?This would be considered positive in that an association would be trying to recharge its treasury from offering the program. 

  • What would be the quality of the program and is there a need for the program? 

  • How would the Master Gardener Program be impacted locally, regionally and statewide?

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