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The Cherokee Garden Club Community Fund is a 501 (c) (3) domestic nonprofit organization.  It was founded by the Cherokee Garden Club in 2008.

The purpose of the Cherokee Garden Club Community Fund is to protect, improve and to restore the environment of the surrounding community through programs and actions in the field of education and conservation.  We accomplish this goal by awarding grants to qualified organizations.

For more information concerning our grant program:
Click here for Grant Guidelines

Click here to complete an online Grant Application

Inquiries to: Jill Holder
Cherokee Garden Club Community Fund President

The Cherokee Garden Club Community Fund accepts donations from individuals and corporations throughout the community it serves.

2022 Cherokee Garden Club Community Fund Grantees:

  • Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy to create outdoor gathering spots by making sitting stools from a fallen tree and converting unused columns into a high top table.

  • Boyce L. Ansley School to provide a field trip including transportation and tickets for 45 students to visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

  • Center for Children and Young Adults to renovate and expand the Melon Hill vegetable garden.

  • Cherokee Garden Library to digitize 500 photographic images of African American gardens and cultural landscapes.

  • Concrete Jungle to improve soil and growing capacity with soil testing, adding organic amendments and compost, and installing an automatic irrigation system.

  • Food Well Alliance to purchase garden benches, planters, outdoor tables and landscaping for the Ability Garden at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

  • Georgia Conservancy to provide planning, support, educational materials and guide services for the “Camping 101” program for the Refugee Women’s Network.

  • Global Growers Network to fund installation of critter proof fencing, heavy-duty trellises and compost for the growers.

  • Historic Oakland Foundation to fund critical tree care including pruning, cabling, soil therapy and fertilization for at-risk trees.

  • Park Pride to fund one Park Visioning summer intern.

  • Piedmont Park Conservancy to create two new “mini pollinator gardens” featuring native perennials and shrubs.

  • Skyland Trail to create the “Nature Play” Bog Garden at the adolescent campus and theTessellate Slope Potted Garden on the main campus.

  • Trees Atlanta to plant native shrubs to beautify and stabilize a sloped area along the Eastside Trail Extension of the Beltline and at the Tapestry Garden in Ormewood Park.

  • Trust for Public Land to purchase plants and materials to install at Miles Elementary Schoolyard.

2021 Cherokee Garden Club Community Fund Grantees:

  • Atlanta Audubon Society to fund six native plant landscape design blue prints and accompanying educational information
  • Atlanta Memorial Park to remove exotic invasive plants in the section of Memorial Park that is adjacent to the Haynes Manor neighborhood
  • Center for Children and Young Adults to fund expansion of the garden program by installing electricity in the hoop house and chicken coop and purchasing seeds, equipment and garden shed
  • Cherokee Garden Library for the acquisition of a rare two-volume work by Frederick Pursh entitled Flora Americae Septentrionalis
  • Concrete Jungle to support the 2021 growing season on the farm
  • Food Well Alliance to fund garden beds and benches in the Children’s Garden of Hope at Historic Westside Gardens’ Hope Garden
  • Georgia Conservancy to develop a curriculum for the Refugee Women’s Network hiking group and new field guides for additional Metro Atlanta parks
  • Global Growers Network to develop the Legacy Orchard into a vibrant community green space that supports the health and wealth of GGN growers
  • Old Fourth Ward Community Garden to fund plants for the garden
  • Park Pride to support Park Pride’s 20th annual Parks and Greenspace Conference in 2021
  • Skyland Trail to assist with continued improvements for the 12 Places of Pause recovery trail
  • Trees Atlanta to beautify one of the entrances to the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail
  • Trust for Public Land to purchase plants to beautify the Miles Elementary Park

2022-2023 Cherokee Garden Club Community Fund Board of Directors

Jill Holder, President

Frazer Fiveash, Vice President

Nan Easterlin, Secretary

Elise Drake, Treasurer

Hyde Desloge

Kinsey Harper

Fluffy McDuffie

Tavia McCuean

Annie Offen

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