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Over 60 Years of Funding Solutions for Industry Growth

AFE funds research, internships, scholarships, and education in floriculture benefitting all segments of the industry.

Who We Are

What Makes AFE Different?

The American Floral Endowment is the leading charitable organization for the floral industry that receives donations from all sectors and then reinvests them to support funding for research, scholarships, internships and education to benefit the industry.

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  • $500k+

    in funding for ground-breaking research projects annually

  • $20M+

    invested back into the industry

  • 30+

    annual scholarships and three separate paid internship programs


Introducing Sustainabloom – Our New Floriculture Sustainability Project

Sustainabloom is helping businesses in the world of floriculture embrace sustainability. Its mission is to provide you with guides, resources, tips and other information, presented in a simple and understandable way. We believe that sustainability should be accessible to everyone in the industry. Let’s grow greener together!

Support the American Floral Endowment

It is only through industry support that AFE is able to continue providing widespread programs, resources, and research, ensuring a bright and successful future for the floral industry.

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Why We Give
“I stand behind AFE because I know they are helping many other college students, like me, who love the floral industry. I couldn’t thank AFE enough for all that they have done for me; this scholarship has had a huge positive influence on my life!”
– Josey Lynn Darbey,
Scholarship Recipient
“AFE funding has continued to help me many times over the years, and I greatly appreciate their support. AFE gave me the initial funding for my research, and when other granting agencies saw the AFE funding, they were motivated to fund me further. I can honestly say that AFE has been instrumental in my academic career in floriculture and plant breeding.”
– Mark Bridgen,
Research Grant Recipient
“Having had several interns, we have seen the exceptional first-hand results of a quality education combined with first-class internship programs! We need more programs like this in our industry and can’t thank AFE enough for getting the message out about the wonderful opportunities available.”
– Kathy McGinty,
Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Host
“AFE has impacted my life through generous scholarships and connections in the industry. It brings me joy to share the amazing opportunities AFE has to offer with our floral design students in the laboratory. I am forever grateful for the support!”
– Mason Marshall,
Scholarship Recipient
“The interns we have hosted through our partnership with the AFE have a passion for plants and have been very successful at our facilities. Their enthusiasm and dedication inspire our team, reminding us all of why we are in this industry!”
– Ann Pennington,
Vic & Margaret Ball Internship Host
“Scholarships from AFE have helped me pursue my education throughout my undergraduate and graduate career. Additionally, support from AFE has afforded me a multitude of opportunities that I wouldn’t have had access to otherwise.I am extremely grateful that AFE exists and continues to support students like myself! Thank you AFE, for all that you do.”
– Caleb Spall,
Scholarship Recipient


Social Media Graphics and Videos

AFE has a variety of free social media resources you can use to help promote your business! Looking for videos or media information? We’ve got you covered!
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Thrips & Botrytis Research Library

This is the result of a five-year dedicated research initiative to address the control and management of Thrips and Botrytis. A one-stop-shop in both English and Spanish.
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Recruitment Resources

We understand the job market can be a challenging, competitive space. AFE has recruitment resources and templates for all segments in floriculture.
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Looking For Funding?

AFE is committed to supporting research that advances the industry and combats current challenges. This research benefits every segment of the industry. We welcome new research proposal applications by August 1st of each year.