The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust supports education and research in ornamental horticulture through grants to botanical gardens, arboreta, universities, and other charitable organizations strongly-aligned with its funding interests.
The Trust awards grants for distinct projects, equipment and capital needs, and, under some circumstances for general operating support and salaries.
Funding Interests - The Trust seeks to fund projects that will further ornamental horticulture through organizations pursuing the following activities:
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 and 2021, the Trust considered requests for general operating support from organizations whose activities normally are well-aligned with the Trust’s interests. This policy has been extended through the 2023 application cycle. The Trust recognizes the hardships gardens and other horticultural organizations experience due to damages caused by natural disasters (storms, fires, earthquakes, flooding, etc.), and welcomes requests from qualified organizations to support damage remediation.
Additional Geographic Information:North America, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand