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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 for online Grant Application

Inquiries to: Frazer Fiveash
Cherokee Garden Club Community Fund President

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

2023 Cherokee Garden Club Community Fund Grantees:

  • Adair Park for educational signage to commemorate the ancestral homelands of the Muscogee. 
  • Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy to plant ground covers and shrubs to improve erosion and stabilize an area at Wesley Drive.
  • The Boysce Ansley School for a school wide field trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden to see the Scarecrows in the Garden.
  • The Center for Children and Young Adults for garden improvements, including bringing electrical access to the chicken coop and multiple garden points.
  • Concrete Jungle for extensive garden improvements to Dogwood Farm.
  • Food Well Alliance to provide necessary upgrades to the irrigation system at the Jolly Avenue Garden.
  • Georgia Conservancy for a summer program to educate local Scout troops about our natural resources and conservation needs.
  • Global Growers to purchase supplies for the improvements to several of their gardens.
  • Historic Oakland Foundation to fund critical tree care necessary as a result of the extensive winter freeze damage to the property.
  • Park Pride for a 12 week Internship Program in conjunction with GA Tech’s Serve-Learn-Sustain program, educating interns on a wide variety of urban environmental challenges.
  • Skyland Trail for supplies to begin planting in a newly developed area of the property in support of their Horticultural Therapy Program.
  • Smith-Gilbert Gardens to enhance and extend the time frame for their most popular butterfly exhibit “Garden with Wings”, educating the public on the importance of pollinators.
  • Trees Atlanta to plant native shrubs in conjunction with tree plantings to significantly enhance an area of the Atlanta Beltline Arboretum near University Avenue.
  • Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture for support of an established summer program educating inner city youth on the importance of good environmental stewardship and gardening practices.
  • Trust for Public Land for pollinator and edible garden plantings at Scott Elementary.

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.

    2023-2024 Cherokee Garden Club Community Fund Board of Directors

    Frazer Fiveash, President

    Tavia McCuean, Vice-President

    Hyde Desloge, Treasurer

    Fluffy McDuffie, Secretary

    Caye Oglesby, Past President Cherokee Garden Club

    Elise Drake

    Nan Easterlin

    Lisa Hoffman

    Maggie Staton

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