2018 Grant Opportunities for SDSU Extension Master Gardeners Back »

Written collaboratively by David Graper and Sue W. White (South Dakota Master Gardeners Vice President).


South Dakota Master Gardeners Association
Earl Dailey Memorial Endowment Grant

SDSU Extension Master Gardeners and local clubs from across the state of South Dakota are encouraged to apply for the South Dakota Master Gardeners Association Earl Dailey Memorial Endowment Grant. The purpose of these grants is to enhance gardening education and experiences.

Each grant type has a fillable PDF for your convenience in applying. Also attached is the evaluation criteria for each application type. You are encouraged to read the evaluation criteria that applies to the grant for which you are applying as the Grants Committee will use it to evaluate your grant proposal. The committee realizes that not all applications will meet all criteria, but by addressing the criteria as closely as possible your chances of success and funding are improved. The purpose of these grants is to promote gardening education and experiences.

Project Grant

View criteria and download application

Criteria

  • Broad educational impact.
  • Cost effectiveness – bang for the buck.
  • Number of partners involved – financial, in-kind.
  • Number of people involved/diversity of groups reached with education.
  • Quality of application.
  • Long-term impact.
  • Visibility of project/publicity potential.
  • Likelihood of success/viability of project.
  • *Active SDSU Extension Master Gardener applicant involvement.
  • Preference will be given to new applications from an individual vs. repeat applications.

Professional Improvement Grant

View criteria and download application

Criteria

  • Produce broad educational impact.
  • A plan for sharing information.
  • Diversity of groups reached.
  • Quality of application.
  • Impact for community.
  • Publicity potential.
  • *Active SDSU Extension Master Gardener applicant.
  • Preference will be given to new applications from an individual vs. repeat applications.

*An active SDSU Extension Master Gardener is one who has submitted at least 20 qualifying volunteer activity hours and 10 continuing education hours in the previous year.

Available Funds

The SDMG Board has allocated $2500 to award for grants this year; please keep this in mind as you set your budget and make your requests. The number of requests in the past has varied from 2-14. The amounts dispersed over the past six years have ranged from $350 to $2500. Total amounts requested have ranged from $1800–$9000. The SDMG Board has determined that Master Gardeners applying for the grants be active SDSU Extension Master Gardeners or active SDSU Extension Master Gardener Interns. This means that volunteer hours for 2017 must be submitted to the Volunteer Reporting System [VRS]. All SDSU Extension Master Gardeners are encouraged to submit their volunteer hours so the SDSU Extension Master Gardener information for Dr. Graper’s yearly report is up-to-date.

Grants Committee

Sue W. White (SDMG Vice-President/Grants Committee Chair) 605.645.4093

Committee Members:

  • Mary DeLeeuw, Volga
  • Dianne Rider, Hazel
  • Tammy Glover, Rapid City
  • Jerry Mills, Aberdeen
  • Dorothy Vincent, Lead
  • May Schaefer, Hartford

Send your applications or questions directly to Sue W. White.

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