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RSF Garden Club readies for grant process

RANCHO SANTA FE — The official announcement has been made. The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club has opened its grant doors and has invited applicants who would like assistance to fund their projects or initiatives. These requests are to fall under the organization’s mission to help nurture the development of both charitable horticulture and conservation undertakings both within and outside the community.

Grant applications must be received by May 1, 2015 at noon for consideration.

Annually, the Garden Club gifts these grants. And this year, the grant giving has risen to another level.

“The Garden Club is expanding its reach this year, networking with more surrounding communities with 501C3 organizations that are looking for funding for projects that promote horticulture and conservation,” said Erin Browne, Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club Executive Director.

The response to its grant program changes every year. According to Browne, the Garden Club is hoping to disperse this year’s funds to as many worthy projects as possible. She also pointed out how it’s considering all proposals requesting up to $10,000.

The recent sale of the Garden Club property has enabled the nonprofit be more generous in its awards to fellow charitable 501C3 organizations and public educational institutions.

This year, the Grant Committee includes Pam Wasserman, MaryAnn Smith, Anne Rogers, Laverne Schlosser, and Susan Glass.

“The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club has a long history of contributing to the community through charitable horticulture and charitable conservation activities,” said Browne. “Our grant program is designed to support the efforts for other community-based organizations to implement these initiatives in a way that is technically and economically feasible, ensuring that all those actively involved in the project will benefit from the results, addressing a community need, facilitating the transfer of technology, and skills and knowledge to others.”

Browne went on to say that this year they are very excited to award the grant recipients at its Annual Meeting on May 28, 2015 at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club.

For more information on the Grant Application process and criteria visit or contact Browne at (858) 756-1554 or

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