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2022 AFE Internship Placements & Awards

Taking that next career step is something to be proud of - let’s celebrate some of our industry’s next generation and their AFE internship awards! This year, eight outstanding students will pursue a freshly awarded internship opportunity through AFE’s Vic &...

AFE Surpasses 2022 Campaign Goal – Funding the Future of Floriculture

The Endowment celebrates and thanks the many industry supporters, sponsors, and friends who contributed to this year’s annual fundraiser, Funding the Future of Floriculture. Over $146,000 was raised in support of the floral industry through the Endowment. From May...

Twenty Students Awarded AFE Scholarships

We have awarded 20 students with scholarships totaling $54,400. In this 2022 scholarship cycle, which introduced a brand-new online application platform, 65 applications were received from 40 colleges and universities. We would like to give a special thank you to the...

Education and Resources for Sustainability in the Floral Industry

The American Floral Endowment Launches New Collaborative Initiative The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has announced a new special Sustainability Project to provide education and resources to the floral industry. Partnering with like-minded organizations, the...

Funding the Future of Floriculture

2022 Fundraising Campaign Held Virtually Between Monday, May 16th - Thursday, June 30th In an effort to continue to increase annual support for important research, education, and other floriculture programs, AFE once again conducted a virtual fundraising campaign. Our...

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Funding the Future of Floriculture & AFE Reception

We have announced our upcoming Funding the Future of Floriculture Event and AFE Reception in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday, September 6th, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in conjunction with the SAF 2022 Annual Convention.  This two-hour event is scheduled just before the SAF...

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Hands-On Learning Supported by AFE’s Educational Grants

To your average non-industry member, the scope of horticulture and floriculture may not run far outside of lawn care and gardening. Education is an excellent place to start when it comes to showing the scale of our industry to a broader audience of students and...

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Funding the Future of Floriculture

2022 Fundraising Campaign Held Virtually Between Monday, May 16th - Thursday, June 30th In an effort to continue to increase annual support for important research, education, and other floriculture programs, AFE once again conducted a virtual fundraising campaign. Our...

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2022-2023 Funded Research Projects

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) strives to aid in the ongoing success of our industry through supporting impactful research which faces current challenges and provides new advances. For over 60 years now, AFE has been the ‘go-to’ source for funding research...

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Press Release: AFE’s 2022 Fundraising Campaign

Funding the Future of Floriculture Held Virtually Between Monday, May 16th – Thursday, June 30th FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexandria, Virginia, May 13, 2022 – Envision a future full of flowers! The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is inviting the floral industry to join...

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2022 Paul Ecke, Jr. & Altman Family Scholarship Recipients

Shaping the Future of the Industry   The graduate work of this year’s Paul Ecke, Jr. and Altman Family Scholarship recipients is already reshaping the floriculture and horticulture industry with improvements for growers and environmental benefits. Congratulations...

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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.