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 for Grant Application

Inquiries to: Molly Lanier
Cherokee Garden Club Community Fund President

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

2020 Cherokee Garden Club Community Fund Grantees:

  • Atlanta Audubon Society to create a demonstration bird friendly native plant garden along the Atlanta Beltline Trail at the new Chimney Swift tower
  • Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy Inc. to remove exotic invasive plants and prune native trees to continue improving the tree canopy in the park
  • Cherokee Garden Library for the acquisition of a rare hand-colored lithograph based on a painting by Pierre-Joseph Redoute
  • Concrete Jungle for infrastructure, irrigation equipment, compost materials, seeds and tools for the farm located in southwest Atlanta
  • Georgia Conservancy Inc. to assist in the creation of a food forest at Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area including native plants, a maintenance and watering plan and educational materials
  • Global Growers Network Inc. to improve infrastructure including irrigation system, tool storage, composting and waste management and provide educational signage at the North Dekalb Mall Community Garden
  • Historic Oakland Foundation Inc. to support the historical landscape restoration of the African American Burial Ground at Oakland Cemetery with installation of period appropriate native and exotic plants
  • The Park at St. Luke's Inc. to support replanting the park with native plants and ground cover to provide lower maintenance and welcome pedestrians and wildlife
  • Park Pride to support 2020 summer internships in the Park Visioning and Community Building programs
  • Skyland Trail to construct an arbor to shade outdoor client meetings over the existing deck of the Butterfly Boardwalk
  • Trees Atlanta to support the installation of a public stumpers garden in the Reynoldstown neighborhood, adjacent to the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail

  • The Trust for Public Land to support the removal of invasive plants and installation of native plant material at Dobbs Elementary School in collaboration with Atlanta Public Schools Schoolyard Program to improve existing schoolyards to serve as community parks

2019 Cherokee Garden Club Community Fund Grantees:

  • Acorns to Oaks Foundation (to create a path in a wooded area of the play park at Garden Hill Elementary School)

  • Adair Park Today (to help fund plantings for the Bonnie Brae Park program and community butterfly garden)

  • Atlanta Audubon Society (to create educational interactive bird and native plant displays and take home activity books)

  • Atlanta Memorial Park (to fund the tree pruning project for enhanced safety and aesthetics of the tree canopy)

  • Cherokee Garden Library (to help with rare book acquisition to enhance the Library’s collection)

  • Concrete Jungle (to support needs of the farm and support the PEEL program)

  • Friends of Refugees (to support the environmental sustainability education program at the Jolly Avenue Garden)

  • Georgia Conservancy (to support the creation of educational materials  for the Stewardship Trips program)

  • Global Growers (to help fund installation of a medicinal and culinary herb garden and improve garden composting and waste management systems)

  • Historic Oakland Foundation (to fund pruning, cabling, and treatment of the tree canopy at Oakland Cemetery)

  • Park Pride (to provide two summer interns for the Park Visioning Program and support the Park Design Workshop)

  • Skyland Trail (to fund Phase Two of the Cottage Garden renovation for infrastructure and garden flooring)

  • Trees Atlanta (to purchase, plant and maintain native plants for the Mozley Woods greenspace along the Atlanta Beltline Westside Trail)

  • Trust for Public Land (to help fund promotional items for the Chattahoochee RiverLands project) 

2020-2021 Cherokee Garden Club Community Fund Board of Directors

Molly Lanier, President

Anne Mori, Vice President

Jane Whitaker, Treasurer

Pat Hargrett, Secretary

Kinsey Harper

Jill Holder

Carter Morris

Julia Newsom

Claire Schwann

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