Click Here to Support AFE

       

 

How to Get Involved and Volunteer with AFE

Did you know there’s a multitude of ways you can get involved with AFE? Volunteering not only supports vital floral industry programs – but also inspires networking, community collaboration, and leadership opportunities to help provide for the future.   The Endowment...

Celebrating AFE’s 2022 Research #Eras

Some of you may have seen people talking about their 2022 “Eras” on TikTok or other social media platforms. (By the way, AFE is on TikTok – follow us at @AmericanFloralEndowment) An era, in this sense, is a lighthearted and often humorous way to look at an important...

Newly Bloomed in 2022: Highlights from the Year

As the year comes to a close, all of us at AFE have been reflecting on everything that we’ve accomplished this year–and what a year it’s been! 1) Starting at the top, we have been able to fund 15 ground-breaking research projects that are working to move the industry...

How Your Support of AFE Can Make a Difference in the Floral Industry

Past Successes, Present Priorities, and Future Goals   For over 60 years, AFE has been the leading source of funding for floral industry advances through scientific research, scholarships, internship programs, and educational grant funding for continued education...

The Tuesday Valentine is Back in 2023! How Do I Love Thee?

Are you ready to count the ways toward a successful Valentine holiday in 2023? It’s time for a break! Will everything finally work in harmony in 2023 after the past few years of weekend holidays, supply chain disruptions, short labor, and tight inventory? With the...

Latest News

Educational Grant Blooming at Mississippi State University

If there’s one thing we love to see, it’s our educational grants in action, educating and inspiring students. In 2022, AFE gave researchers at Mississippi State University an educational grant of $5,500 to start a cut flower garden on campus. This funding helped...

read more

Memorial Tribute Established in Memory of Del Demaree

Floral Industry Champion and Pioneer A memorial tribute has been established through the American Floral Endowment (AFE), honoring Delmar “Del” Earl Demaree Jr., AAF. Del Demaree Jr. passed away on January 2nd, 2023, at the age of 85. Del was a longtime industry...

read more

Protect Spring Crops from Ethylene

Ethylene damages and kills plants and flowers. Ethylene is a naturally occurring wound hormone that causes leaf yellowing, leaf drop, bud drop, and reduced flower life. Ethylene gas is given off by dying, decaying, and dead fruits and vegetables. Also, plants and...

read more

How to Get Involved and Volunteer with AFE

Did you know there’s a multitude of ways you can get involved with AFE? Volunteering not only supports vital floral industry programs – but also inspires networking, community collaboration, and leadership opportunities to help provide for the future.   The Endowment...

read more

Celebrating AFE’s 2022 Research #Eras

Some of you may have seen people talking about their 2022 “Eras” on TikTok or other social media platforms. (By the way, AFE is on TikTok – follow us at @AmericanFloralEndowment) An era, in this sense, is a lighthearted and often humorous way to look at an important...

read more

Newly Bloomed in 2022: Highlights from the Year

As the year comes to a close, all of us at AFE have been reflecting on everything that we’ve accomplished this year–and what a year it’s been! 1) Starting at the top, we have been able to fund 15 ground-breaking research projects that are working to move the industry...

read more

12 Days of Giving Back Through AFE

This holiday season, the Season of Giving, we are thrilled to bring you 12 Days of Giving Back Through AFE! With the holiday season and the close of 2022 on the horizon, everyone at AFE is reflecting on the tremendous year we have had and encouraging donations to...

read more

AFE’s Giving Tuesday 2022

#GivingTuesday Supports Beautiful Flowers in 2023! Pay it Forward for Floral!  #GIVINGTUESDAY is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities around the world. Millions of people come together to...

read more

Featured

How to Get Involved and Volunteer with AFE

Did you know there’s a multitude of ways you can get involved with AFE? Volunteering not only supports vital floral industry programs – but also inspires networking, community collaboration, and leadership opportunities to help provide for the future.   The Endowment...

read more

AFE Career Center

Subscribe to AFE Communications
    By signing up for communications, you will receive AFE's monthly e-newsletter.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is an independent nonprofit organization that funds research and scholarships in floriculture and environmental horticulture for the benefit of growers, wholesalers, retailers, allied industry organizations and the general public.

AFE is a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.