For over 35 years, the Evening Garden Club has supported the expansion of gardening, education and beautification in the Corvallis community through its Grants Program. The EGC offers grants to Benton County nonprofit organizations to carry out worthy garden related projects.

The Evening Garden Club of Corvallis completed its grant cycle for 2022. The projects supported by EGC grants include school gardens (Adam School, Philomath Montessori, and Crescent Valley High School), community gardening and beautification projects (Lupes Community Garden, Boys and Girls Club, DevNW/Thriving Communities, Corvallis – Albany NAACP, and the NPK project of Corvallis Sustainability Coalition).

Corvallis Evening Garden Club is thrilled and honored to support the projects that make our community so special.
The next application season will be announced in January 2023.

Previous years’ timeline:

  • March 1 – March 30: Grant applications submissions
  • March 30 – April 4: Review and Approval
  • April 5 – April 22: Notification and responses to grant applicants (by mail)

Selection Criteria:

  • Applications must be complete and submitted by the deadline.
  • Strong grant applications are expected to address one or more of EGC objectives:
    • To promote and encourage the art of gardening and the study of horticulture.
    • To aid in the protection and conservation of natural resources.
    • To promote civic and roadside beautification.
    • To cooperate with other organizations interested in these objectives.

Additionally, the evaluation criteria will include the number of people reached by the project, whether it includes an educational component or youth involvement, the diversity of people involved in or benefiting from the project, and whether the project is a one-time or ongoing event.

Selection Process:

  • Funds are available to non-profit groups only. Tax Exempt Status Number/Tax ID Number is required.
  • The project must benefit the Benton County Community.
  • The organization must follow up with brief written documentation and pictures as to how the grant was spent in order to be considered for future grant requests.
  • Grant requests cannot exceed $500.  Each year, based on the number of applications received, some of the requests may only be partially funded.

DEADLINE FOR Receipt of the EGC Grant APPLICATIONS in 2023 is to be announced

NPK boxes
A grant was given building kiosks for the Neighborhood Planters
fruit tree pruning
EGC gave Philomath Montessori a grant for a tree person to prune fruit trees to keep them low and within picking range for little hands.
We were awarded a $600 grant from the Corvallis Evening Garden Club for Fertilizer, manure, soil mix, cover crop seed and a soil test.

Grant Application

  • Grant Applicationdownload pdf , download Word
  • Print and complete form then mail to:
    Evening Garden Club, P.O. Box 315, Corvallis, OR 97339-0315
  • OR complete online form below.

If the application is mailed, it should arrive before the deadline.  Applications arriving after that date will not be considered for the 2023 program.

If you have any questions please contact:

Scholarship Program

We support a scholarship provided by the Oregon Federation of Garden Clubs.