GRANTS


Grant Request Guidelines (Print copy)          


All requests for grants will follow the same format that has been voted on and approved by the Memphis Area Master Gardeners Association, Inc. (referred here as The Association) Board and membership. It is set below.


1) A standard Grant Request will be used. It will be available on the public side of The Association website and at The Association office (Shelby County Extension Office, 7777 Walnut Groce Road, Suite B Box 21, Memphis, TN 38120). The form can be filled out online and forwarded to the current Chairperson of the Grants Committee via an email address listed on the public side of The Association website. Or it can be printed, filled out and mailed to The Association at the Address listed above, to the attention of the current Chairperson of the Grants Committee. Grant requests will be accepted and reviewed continually as they are received throughout the calendar year. 


2) Based on information presented by the Grants Committee, The Association Board will review and recommend for approval or denial all grant requests. Grant requests in excess of $200 must be additionally approved by The Association membership. 

 

3) Any organization that is making a request for a grant shall present the following information on the Grant Request Form:

  • The name, mailing address, and phone number of the requesting organization; and the name, phone number and email address of the organization's contact person.
  • An explanation of how the requesting organization's proposed project fits within the mission of The Association.
  • Justification for the requested amount, i.e., an itemized list of how the requested funds will be spent.
  • Any additional information that The Association should consider in making a decision about the requested grant.

4)  The current Chairperson of the Grants Committee will notify the requesting organization if their request has been approved or denied. The current Chairperson of the Grants Committee will submit the monetary request to The Association Treasurer for disbursement if approved.


5) All requests will be considered a “one time only” grant and will not become part of The Association's annual budget, unless voted on and approved by The Association Board and membership. One grant request is allowed per year. The requesting organization may submit for a grant request in subsequent years.

6) After the funds have been dispersed and the requesting organization has completed its proposed project, the requesting organization will be invited to present the results of their project to The Association membership. Progress reports are encouraged and should be submitted to the current Chairperson of the Grants Committee.




   GRANT REQUEST FORM  

    (print and mail or complete, save, and forward)




 CONTACT INFORMATION:  Robert Hollingsworth     

                                       thedpgg@gmail.com                


MAMG Grant Committee Chair


Mission

The Tennessee Extension Master Gardener program seeks to improve the lives of Tennesseans by promoting environmental stewardship, non-commercial food production, and human health and well-being through residential and consumer horticulture education delivered by a dedicated and skilled volunteer network.


Vision

To provide useful, innovative and research-based horticulture information to all Tennessee residents and communities.


Values

Provide research-based residential and consumer horticulture education in a responsive and timely manner to augment and extend Tennessee Extension and achieve the Extension mission.


Collaborate with Tennessee Extension personnel, local municipal and nonprofit groups to offer educational leadership for better horticulture practices and programs in communities across Tennessee.


Foster a vibrant and effective learning environment that supports committed and engaged volunteers and attracts new Extension Master Gardener volunteers to the program.


Encourage environmental stewardship, noncommercial food production and youth education in communities and cities across Tennessee through engaging education and outreach programs.


Invest in educational tools and events that provide information to meet present needs while laying the foundation to serve Tennessee residents and communities in the future.



                                                             SCHOLARSHIPS


2017 Recipients of Mary Wade Scholarships 

                                                                                 


Logan Baldwin -- Logan is a two time recipient of the scholarship. His interest in Biosystems Engineering, greenhouse construction and all things agricultural contributed to his being selected for the second year. Logan just finished his sophomore year at University of Tennesee and will continue his studies this summer as a participant in a Water and Communities study abroad program in the Dominican Republic.


Brianna Green -- Brianna has a passion for plant biotechnology and agricultural and biological engineering which was developed while she was participating in a Research Apprentice Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has participated in  many different  plant based experiments such as testing glysophate versus non-glysophate tolerant corn plants and converting salad dressing waste into renewable transportation biofuel. Brianna will be attending Southeast Missouri State pursuing a degree in Biotechnology, Agriculture and Biological engineering with a focus in food bioprocessing


Anna Holt -- Anna’s involvement with 4H and Master Gardener’s own Plant Camp have contributed to her love of plants and animals. One of her favorite activities was Master Gardener’s Plant Camp which she attended every year until she aged out, after which she became a Plant Camp volunteer. Anna will be attending Southwest Tennessee Community College and will later pursue her studies in biology at Austin Peay College. Her academic concentration will be in Zoology.

                                                      

                                                        **   Documents for 2018 pending. Stay Tuned.



UT/TSU Shelby County Extension Office
Agricenter International - Suite B, Box 21
7777 Walnut Grove Rd,
Memphis TN 38120.
Phone: 901-752-1207 Fax: 901-752-6240