Educational Grant Application

Application and Review Process

The American Floral Endowment’s Education Committee will review all proposals annually and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees. The Application for Educational Funding must be fully completed, signed, and submitted by June 1 each year.

Current Areas of Interest – Educational Development Programs

Since its inception, the American Floral Endowment has funded over $3 million in educational
programs. On an annual and ongoing basis, the Endowment supports programs that promote
education throughout the floriculture industry. The majority of these programs are national in scope,
focused on attracting young people to the industry or educational endeavors to identify and solve
industry wide needs and/or challenges. See examples below:

Meinders Retail Florist Education Grant Fund

The Meinders Retail Florist Education Grant Fund was established in 2021 to provide
financial support for retail florist education. Established through generous contributions from longtime industry members and AFE supporters, Herman and LaDonna Meinders, this new fund supports reduced or free registration fees to floral industry events for retail florists by providing grants or scholarships to nonprofit floral industry organizations for this purpose. Grant applications
focused on retail floral education will qualify for a grant under this new fund.

Requests are reviewed on an annual basis, with funding dependent on the number of funds available. Applications are due june 1 of each year.
Educational Grant Application

Educational Grant Application

Section A: General

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Address
Address
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State/Province
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What segment(s) of the industry will this program be focused? Check all that apply
*Programs focused on Retail education will be considered for a grant through the Meinders Retail Florist Education Grant Fund that provides a block grant to reduce registration fees, or to award registration scholarships for retail attendees. See following section.

Section B: Introduction or Summary of Request

Section C: Budget Form

Section D: Information for Sending Payment if Selected

Please provide contact information and the complete address of where payment should be mailed should your grant be selected.
Name
Name
First
Last
Address
Address
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country

Section E: Qualifications

Section F: Secure Document Upload

Please use the embedded form below to upload your documents. Note: You will have to press submit to upload your documents (purple button), then press submit again to submit your complete application.

Note:
You will have to press submit twice to submit your entire application – submit documents by pressing the purple submit button, and submit complete application by pressing the blue submit button. If you have any issues, please reach out to cmusgrove@afeendowment.org.