Endowment Trust Fund


  1. A TFGC district, council, garden club, Racheff (IRH&G), or a TFGC individual may submit only one Matching Grant application each year.
  2. The project or program may be new or may bring about measurable expansion of an existing project or program.
  3. Matching grants are awarded to those projects or programs that are judged to be the most outstanding and deserving. There is no guarantee that each district will receive a matching grant in any given year.
  4. Matching grants should not be used for general operating expenses, but may be used for any purpose directly related to matching grant activity.
  5. In-kind physical labor on a project counts at a minimum-wage level towards the matching grant funds.
  6. Matching grant funds are awarded to recipients by January 1 of each year. Grant awards are sent to the district trustees to present at each district member meetings.
  7. Successful matching grant recipients must submit a progress report (if longer than one year). All successful recipients also must submit a final report at the completion of the project or program to the
    Endowment Fund Chair, who provides copies to the other trustees.

Copies of Matching Grant application forms are available on the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs website. Successful matching grant recipients are recognized in The Volunteer Gardener magazine and on the TFGC website.

Note: The maximum grant amount awarded per year is $1,000. 

National Garden Clubs

Plant America

Grant Guidelines for 2020–2021

Through Plant America grants, up to $1,000 is available for direct expenses of projects. Projects submitted for receiving a grant may be a joint venture with another organization. The scope of these community projects may include:

  • Beautification and restoration
  • Community gardens
  • School gardens or classrooms
  • Landscaping for Habitat for Humanity homes
  • Landscaping of Blue Star memorial markers
  • Implementation of environmental practices
  • A horticulture or environmental educational event for the public