Grant application form

Michigan lily, Lilium michiganense

Michigan Lily (Lilium michiganense), a native prairie plant, photo by Kathy Bildner

St. Louis Wild Ones provides modest grants to non-profit organizations for landscaping projects incorporating native plants in an educational setting. Grant applications are evaluated by the local Wild Ones Board of Directors, and we make every effort to respond in a timely manner.

Grant applicants must be located in the state of Missouri, within 40 miles of St. Louis. 

Please complete the following application, and attach a project description. We would also like one or more “before” photos of the project area (less than 1MB each).

Note: If you attempt to upload a photo or file that is greater than 1 MB, you might see a continuously revolving icon, and your application will not be received.

Project Title
Total proposed project budget $
Amount budgeted for:
Native seeds $ Native plants $ Other $
Money requested from Wild Ones $

Organization name
Address City State Zip
Phone Optional: website (including http://)

Project coordinator name Title
Address City State Zip
Phone Email

Project Description
In a Word document or PDF, describe your project including these points:

  1. In one or two sentences, what are the short- and long-term goals of the project?
  2. To what extent will the project achieve one or more of the following objectives:
    • Restore or develop the native plant community
    • Provide habitat for native wildlife
    • Educate others about the beauty and significance of native ecosystems
  3. What groups and organizations will be involved in developing this project? What other groups will be involved in maintaining and enjoying it? If students or children are involved, what are their ages?
  4. Who owns the project site? Describe their commitment to the project.
  5. What other funding will be used for developing and for maintaining this project?  How will long-term maintenance be assured?
  6. How will long-term maintenance be assured?
  7. Are there any potential negative effects, such as use of pesticides in preparing the site, altering water run-off, etc.?
  8. Are there any invasive species on or near the site? If so, how do you plan to address them?
  9. If applicable, provide a sketch or diagram of the area including scale and direction, before and after completion of this project.
  10. What is the soil type and sun exposure of your site? How did you choose your plants for this site?
  11. Please include a preliminary list of species you plan to plant. List scientific and common names, numbers of plants, and an estimate of the cost.
  12. What will be your sources for obtaining plants of local genotype?
  13. What is your planned timetable, including planting date(s)?

Attach a Project Description less than 1 MB (*.doc, *.docx, or *.pdf)
If you attempt to attach a file or photo greater than 1 MB, you might see a continuously revolving icon, and your application will not be received.

We would also like at least one photo of the project site (*.jpg, *.jpeg, or *.gif).
Note: Each file must be less than 1 MB (1,000 KB).

If awarded a grant, I agree to the following:

  • The Chapter shall have the right to supply others with a description of the project and disseminate its underlying concepts and/or ideas.
  • I agree to acknowledge this funding source in any project publicity or printed materials.
  • I will display the Wild Ones sign in the wildflower garden.
  • I will submit photos of the garden to the Chapter as able.
  • A representative of the Chapter will be allowed to periodically observe the garden.
  • Plantings are typically done in spring or fall. School gardens must make arrangements for maintenance and watering during the first summer, especially for spring plantings.
  • I will submit an expense accounting within six months of the date of the award letter.
  • The Chapter and sponsors and/or any of its agents, officials and employees shall assume no responsibility or liability for claims of damage of any kind to property or for claims of injury to any person in connection with a grant.

By checking this box, I agree to these terms and conditions.