Lila Petersen Green Leaf Fund for Community Grants

The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc, through its Lila Petersen Green Leaf Fund, awards a grant once a year to organizations that meet the objectives of The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. This Fund is so named because the colors of the GCNC logo are green and white, thus the ’Green Leaf.’ Lila Petersen, a former president of GCNC, is the driving force behind this project.

Recent Lila Petersen Green Leaf grant recipients:

May 2013      WeedWackers YC              $500.00
May 2014      Troutman GC                      $350.00
May 2015      Monroe GC                         $500.00
May 2016      Darene Honeycutt YC        $500.00
May 2017      No application
May 2018      Daniel Boone N.G.             $500.00

Application Guidelines -- Lila Petersen Green Leaf Fund

  • The proposal deadline is April 15, for disbursement of funds for the June 1 through May 31 year.

  • Applicants may be organizations such as Girl Scout Troops, Future Farmers of America Clubs, member garden clubs, and/or other organizations or individuals involved in appropriate projects.

  • Applicants must be involved in projects that meet the objectives of The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc.

  • The amount of an individual grant is not to exceed $500. The amount will depend upon the applicant’s request, needs, and qualifications, and upon the amount available in the grant fund.

  • The application proposal must be presented in writing/email to the GCNC Scholarship Committee Chairman using the Lila Petersen Green Leaf Fund Application

  • Supporting evidence of need must be included, as well as:

    • photos of the area to be improved

    • a proposed budget

  • Within one year of the award, and no later than May 31, the recipient must submit photos of the completed project, receipts for expenses and a report of the project’s impact upon the community. If this information is not provided, The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., requires that the money be returned.


Click Here to get the Lila-Petersen-Green-Leaf-Fund-Application
Click Here to see the Objectives of the Garden Club of North Carolina