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LGC has for 102 years shouldered many projects in Leesburg and Loudoun County. These are projects that the LGC has undertaken and are cited as examples for their benefit to the community and conformance to the Mission.  The newest project “The Native Tree Walk” commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Leesburg Garden Club. It is situated at the southwestern side of Ida Lee Park and accessible by foot, bicycle and wheel chair alike, is a well-planned planting of native tree species. Each tree has a placard that gives an interactive description and the benefit of each tree for education purposes.

Other project examples of the LGC include tree plantings at the Douglass School and Community Center complete with a bench for resting and enjoying the cool soft shade of the trees. Additionally, members have planted an embankment garden along Edwards Ferry Road outside of the George C. Marshall home, provided assistant gardening effort at Oatlands, and furnished daffodil bulbs for planting at entrances to Leesburg among many other projects.

The above are examples but are not limited in nature to the types of projects the LGC hopes to fund by making grant money available.Please see additional material provided for scope and application.

 

 

 

 

 


PROJECT PROPOSAL – ACCEPTED THROUGH AUGUST 15, 2017

Summary
The Leesburg Garden Club (LGC) mission states ‘The object of the Club shall be to promote active interest in gardening and to assist in the protection and development of the natural beauties of the State’. The LGC Community Outreach Program is designed to support the efforts of community-based organizations to implement these initiatives.
Under this Request for Proposal the Leesburg Garden Club is inviting non-profit 501(c)3 organizations, in Loudoun County, to apply for funding for initiatives that further the mission of our organization.
Opportunities to totally fund a project (s), from $100 but not to exceed $15,000, to provide seed funding so that the project can get started, or to expand or replicate a successful project shall be considered. Projects requesting funding need to address the following points, our selection criteria, as follows:

Funding is not available for individuals (salaries), personal travel or general operating expenses.
Project funding does not guarantee availability of future funds.

Eligibility
Funding eligibility, from $100 but not to exceed $15,000, is limited to community based organizations that have the non-profit 501(c)3  status, located in Loudoun County. Applicants must be in good financial standing and must have the appropriate organizational capabilities to receive and administer grant funds.

Instructions
Only applications received or postmarked by August 15, 2017 at 12:00pm will be considered. Please submit an original proposal and 7 copies.  Faxed or emailed applications are not acceptable. The organization’s Board Chairman, CEO or Executive Director must sign the application.  
Recommendations for funding are initially made by the Finance Committee of the Leesburg Garden Club, with the Executive Board and general membership deciding the final grants to be awarded. The grants will be announced by the Leesburg Garden Club in December 2017. Recipients are required to submit a one page report upon completion of the winning project and a site visit, if appropriate. Projects funded by LGC grants must be completed within 12 months upon being awarded.

Send one original application and 7 copies, signed to:
Leesburg Garden Club
P.O. Box 2006
Leesburg, VA 20177