Awards and Grants

Conservation Grants

FNPS Conservation Grants support applied native-plant conservation projects in Florida. Applicants can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 awarded for a 1-year period. Projects must promote the preservation, conservation, or restoration of rare or imperiled native plant taxa and rare or imperiled native plant communities.  To qualify for a Conservation Grant, the proposed project must be sponsored by an FNPS Chapter.

Contact: Juliet Rynear

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Application Deadline: March 6, 2015

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Landscape Awards

Each year at the Annual Conference, FNPS gives awards for high quality native plant landscapes in the categories of residential, commercial, institutional, transportation, preservation, restoration, mitigation and wildflower/butterfly garden - landscaped primarily with native plants. 

Contact: Karina Veaudry

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Application Deadline: March 4, 2016

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Research Grants

The Florida Native Plant Society maintains and Endowment Grant program for the purpose of funding research on native plants.  These are small grants (typically $1500 or less), awarded for a 1-year period, and intended to support research that forwards the mission of the Florida Native Plant Society "to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida."


The FNPS Endowment Fund is created and maintained through the donations of members. Please consider sharing to support native plant research.

           Donate to the Endowment Fund

Contact: Paul Schmalzer

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Application Deadline: March 6, 2015

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Teddi Bierly Chapter Grant Program

The Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) provides small grants for chapters to carry out projects that promote the mission of the Society. These grants provide funding for special projects of educational value initiated by FNPS chapters that are in need of additional funding for their success or enhancement. Examples of projects eligible for funding under the program include (but are not limited to): publications, native plantings, displays, educational program materials, and special program expenses (e.g. speakers).

For any Chapter grant project, up to $750 of can be used as matching funds toward the purchase of a computer, digital projection or photography equipment, or other special equipment integral to the development and/or delivery of the proposed educational program. The Chapter must provide or obtain matching funds for the purchase of such equipment. Ineligible for payment or reimbursement are normal or recurring chapter expenses, such as a newsletter, chapter brochure, slide projector, or simple standard display boards or tables.

A Chapter Grants Advisory Committee reviews grant applications and makes funding recommendations to the FNPS Board of Directors. The committee is not required to recommend any applications for funding. All communications regarding any chapter grant project (proposed, approved or in progress) should be first directed to the committee (via email to the Committee Chair).

Contact: Cammie Donaldson

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Application Deadline: March 7, 2014

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Special awards that have been awarded by the FNPS BOD.


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Application Deadline: November 30, 1999