Grant Request Guidelines (Print copy)          

All requests for grants will follow the same format that has been voted on and approved by the Memphis Area Master Gardeners Association, Inc. (referred here as The Association) Board and membership. It is set below.

1) A standard Grant Request will be used. It will be available on the public side of The Association website and at The Association office (Shelby County Extension Office, 7777 Walnut Groce Road, Suite B Box 21, Memphis, TN 38120). The form can be filled out online and forwarded to the current Chairperson of the Grants Committee via an email address listed on the public side of The Association website. Or it can be printed, filled out and mailed to The Association at the Address listed above, to the attention of the current Chairperson of the Grants Committee. Grant requests will be accepted and reviewed continually as they are received throughout the calendar year. 

2) Based on information presented by the Grants Committee, The Association Board will review and recommend for approval or denial all grant requests. Grant requests in excess of $200 must be additionally approved by The Association membership. 


3) Any organization that is making a request for a grant shall present the following information on the Grant Request Form:

  • The name, mailing address, and phone number of the requesting organization; and the name, phone number and email address of the organization's contact person.
  • An explanation of how the requesting organization's proposed project fits within the mission of The Association.
  • Justification for the requested amount, i.e., an itemized list of how the requested funds will be spent.
  • Any additional information that The Association should consider in making a decision about the requested grant.

4)  The current Chairperson of the Grants Committee will notify the requesting organization if their request has been approved or denied. The current Chairperson of the Grants Committee will submit the monetary request to The Association Treasurer for disbursement if approved.

5) All requests will be considered a “one time only” grant and will not become part of The Association's annual budget, unless voted on and approved by The Association Board and membership. One grant request is allowed per year. The requesting organization may submit for a grant request in subsequent years.

6) After the funds have been dispersed and the requesting organization has completed its proposed project, the requesting organization will be invited to present the results of their project to The Association membership. Progress reports are encouraged and should be submitted to the current Chairperson of the Grants Committee.


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Robert Hollingsworth - Grant Committee Chair


The Tennessee Extension Master Gardener program seeks to improve the lives of Tennesseans by promoting environmental stewardship, non-commercial food production, and human health and well-being through residential and consumer horticulture education delivered by a dedicated and skilled volunteer network.


To provide useful, innovative and research-based horticulture information to all Tennessee residents and communities.


Provide research-based residential and consumer horticulture education in a responsive and timely manner to augment and extend Tennessee Extension and achieve the Extension mission.

Collaborate with Tennessee Extension personnel, local municipal and nonprofit groups to offer educational leadership for better horticulture practices and programs in communities across Tennessee.

Foster a vibrant and effective learning environment that supports committed and engaged volunteers and attracts new Extension Master Gardener volunteers to the program.

Encourage environmental stewardship, noncommercial food production and youth education in communities and cities across Tennessee through engaging education and outreach programs.

Invest in educational tools and events that provide information to meet present needs while laying the foundation to serve Tennessee residents and communities in the future.

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The Memphis Area Master Gardener's Scholarship Program was created to encourage and foster the love of gardening and awareness of the Master Gardener's program in future generations. MAMG offers $2,000 scholarships to Shelby County residents graduating from high school and accepted to a college or currently enrolled college students (past recipients of MAMG Mary Wade Scholarship) who are pursuing degrees in the fields of agriculture, environmental sciences, horticulture, landscape architecture and/or related fields. Students must be enrolled in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science programs such as garden clubs, Future Farmers of America, or Sierra Club.

2019 MAMG Scholarship Guidelines & Application

Return completed application according to directions. Deadline for applications is  MARCH 22, 2019. Scholarship recipients will be notified by MAY 1, 2019.

For further information contact MAMG Scholarship Committee Chair Catherine Lewis at


Recipients of Memphis Area Master Gardener 'Mary Wade Scholarship'

 Yr & Name               Highschool         College                          Area of Study                 


2018 Eleanor(Ella)Baran                Houston High School        Johns Hopkins University                     Environmental Engineering

2018 Heath Quick                           Home School                    University of Tennessee-Martin            Agricultural Production

2018 Zoe Simpson                         Bolton High School           University of Tennessee-Knoxville        Neuroscience

2017 Logan Baldwin                                                                University of Tennessee-Knoxville        Biosystems Engineering

2017 Brianna Green                                                                Southeast Missouri State University      Biotechnology/Agri. Engineering 

2017 Anna Holt                              Home School                    Southwest TN Comm.College                Zoology

2016 Logan T Baldwin                   Collierville High School     University of Tennessee- Knoxville        Biosystems Engineering

2016 Aaron Parkey                        Bolton High School           University of Tennessee- Knoxville      

2015 J Winston Beesinger            Collierville High School      University of Tennessee- Martin

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UT/TSU Shelby County Extension Office
Agricenter International - Suite B, Box 21
7777 Walnut Grove Rd,
Memphis TN 38120.
Phone: 901-752-1207 Fax: 901-752-6240