2024 NPSNJ Grants

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey welcomes new project proposals for two types of grants as well as for a student video fellowship. All applicants must be residents of New Jersey and, except for student video fellowship applicants, must be members of the Society. Non-profit organizations may join as non-profit members or apply through a member sponsor. Log into the NPSNJ web site here to reveal the links to apply. To sign up or renew, click here.

The application deadline is 10:00AM April 15, 2024. Applicants will be notified by May 15.

Conservation Science Grants

NPSNJ is offering grants of between $1,000 and $2,000 for the conservation, propagation, and restoration of the native flora of our state. We particularly welcome proposals that would involve our members in a hands-on, volunteer capacity. We intend these to be grants for scientifically informed work, not gardens or general restoration efforts.

To submit for consideration you, or your non-profit, must reside or be based in New Jersey, must be a current member of NPSNJ, and your project must be based in New Jersey.


NPSNJ is offering grants of between $500 and $750 to local volunteer organizations, schools, individuals, and groups working to create pollinator gardens and wildlife habitat in open community gardens and public green spaces; engaging in conservation or restoration; or engaging in education and outreach about the native plants of our state.

To submit for consideration you or your non-profit must reside or be based in New Jersey, must be a current member of NPSNJ, and your project must be based in New Jersey.

Student Video Fellowship

This fellowship is open to rising high school seniors, current seniors, and currently enrolled college students who live in New Jersey. The goal is to produce a well-crafted and edited 15-minute video, plus three 1-minute social media clips, to present to third to fifth-graders, their parents, and teachers promoting New Jersey’s native plants. Your project must be filmed in New Jersey.

The fellowship is for $3,000, $2,200 to be paid over the three summer months, with the final $800 (or any remaining balance, should the project be finished earlier) upon satisfactory delivery of the videos. We have a Canon Vixia HFg60 that students can use throughout this project.

Applicants must submit a proposal of what will be shot (including who will be in the video, where it will be shot, and other details) and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, employer, or mentor under separate cover (email to ) as well as a sample video or two (via youtube).

The final product should demonstrate the value of native plants to wildlife, the beauty of native plants, and should deliver an optimistic message about how people can make every property—from private houses and apartment buildings to schools and parks—what Doug Tallamy calls a Homegrown National Park.

We will have regular reviews to discuss progress.

FIll out this form to apply: Student Video Fellowship