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: Anne Mori
Cherokee Garden Club Community Fund President

cherokeegc.commfund@gmail.com

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

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

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

2020-2021 Cherokee Garden Club Community Fund Board of Directors

Anne Mori, President

Jill Holder, Vice President

Jane Whitaker, Treasurer

Kinsey Harper, Secretary

Elise Drake

Nan Easterlin

Frazer Fiveash

Annie Offen

Claire Schwann

Questions? Contact us:  cherokeegc.webmaster@gmail.com


  
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  Member, Garden Club of Georgia, 1928 


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