Charitable Fund

The Amherst Garden Club maintains a Charitable Fund for the purpose of awarding grants for local, community projects that align with our mission. The mission of the Amherst Garden Club is “…to provide education resources and networking opportunities for our members to promote the love of gardening, civic landscaping and environmental responsibility.”

Organizations or individuals with proposals for projects that are consistent with our mission are encouraged to apply for a grant. Grant applications can be submitted at any time of year and are reviewed as they are received.

Charitable Fund Application and Guidelines

Amherst Garden Club awarded a grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley for their gardening project (photo credit: Nashua Telegraph)

Amherst Garden Club awarded a grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley for their gardening project (photo credit: Nashua Telegraph)

Past Charitable Fund Grant Recipients

  • 2018 — Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley
  • 2017 — The Amherst Garden Shed Project and the Master Gardeners Free Seed Program
  • 2016 — Amherst Town Library (picnic table and benches in the rear garden)
  • 2015 — Joshua’s Park/Community Gardens
  • 2014 — Mont Vernon Elementary School (to establish children’s gardens and a garden curriculum)

Pre-Charitable Fund Gifts

  • 2013 — The Society for the Preservation of NH Forests
  • 2012 — SHARE
  • 2011 — Sustainable Garden Program at Amherst Middle School and Garden Projects at Souhegan High School
  • 2010 — SHARE
  • 2009 — SHARE Christmas Program
  • 2008 — Sustainable Garden Program at Souhegan High School and Garden Projects at Amherst Amherst Middle School
  • 2007 — Amherst Town Civic Projects (beautification)
  • 2006 — Peabody Mill Environmental Center/Educational equipment
  • 2005 — Amherst Town Library (sitting area & gardens in back of the library)
  • 2004 — Peabody Mill Environmental Center Building Fund
  • 2003 — Purgatory Watershed Conservancy (purchase of 78 acres in Mont Vernon)
  • 2002 — The Heritage Commission/Brick School Beautification Project
  • 2001 — Garden Benches/Parkhurst Place, Amherst
  • 2000 — Community Hospice in Merrimack (landscaping efforts)
  • 1999 — Amherst Meetinghouse (church steeple fund)
  • 1998 — MAP PROJECT @ Joe English Reservation & Pond Parish Trails
  • 1997 — Sheldrick Forest Preserve — The Nature Conservancy
  • 1996 — The Society for the Preservation of NH Forests
  • 1995 — The Lost Village of Monson