The Central Puget Sound Chapter has awarded Stewardship Grants since 2003 to help support projects that restore, protect, or maintain native plants and native plant habitats and educate the public about native plants. The grants are intended to contribute to local or regional communities’ understanding and appreciation of the importance of sustaining native plants and their habitats.
Examples of successful stewardship grants include public habitat restoration, native plant educational gardens in schools, public native plant demonstration gardens, and research (see stewardship grant projects for more details). While the stewardship grants fund a broad array of Chapter interests, it also should be noted that at the state level WNPS offers additional grants to support conservation, education and research. Grant program announcements for each grant category are available on the WNPS home page www.wnps.org under “Activities;” check Conservation, Education and Research headings in the left panel. Also check “What’s New” for open season application dates for all grants.
Stewardship grant applications are due April 15th each year, and the Chapter announces the awards by June 1. In order to fund several worthy projects every year, proposals must not request more than $500.
Any current Central Puget Sound Chapter member may submit a grant request. Proposals will be evaluated based on:
For funded projects, one half of the grant amount may be paid upon award of the grant, and one half will be paid when the project is completed and a final report and project receipts are submitted. The final report should be about 500 words in length and, if possible, include digital photo(s) suitable for publication in the Central Puget Sound Chapter newsletter.
In preparing your grant application, please limit the narrative portion to 3 single spaced pages, using size 10 or 11 font. Please prepare your application by identifying each of the numbered headings below and providing the required information for each heading.
Applications should include the following (heading only):
Please direct any questions to Gary Smith. Submit one electronic copy of your proposal, or if by mail, send two paper copies to:
Gary Smith, Stewardship Chair
WNPS Central Puget Sound Chapter
6310 NE 74th St., Ste. 215 E
Seattle, WA 98115
(425) 672-1370 (home)