Piedmont Chapter 2023 Grant Program


The Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS), founded in 1982, is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving Virginia’s wild native plants and their habitats. The Piedmont Chapter is a chapter of VNPS in northwestern Virginia.

In 2023 the VNPS Piedmont Chapter will award $5,000 for well-defined projects located in Fauquier County, Virginia that address the VNPS Mission and Goals. Funds will be disbursed as milestones are accomplished.

Grants will be awarded to projects that incorporate one or more of the following themes:

  • Conserving native plant communities in their natural habitats through conservation and land stewardship practices.
  • Educating the public about the value of native plants and how to encourage them.
  • Establishing gardens, preserves, or parks that incorporate native plants.


To apply, submit a written proposal to PiedmontVNPS@gmail.com that includes the information listed below. Write “VNPS Fauquier County Grant Proposal” in the subject line. Please combine all the parts of the application into a single PDF file. Limit: 4 pages.

Each page should include the name of the applicant, proposal title, and a page number. Include a one-page summary cover letter that outlines the project idea and scope. The project must be based in Fauquier County, Virginia.

  1. The amount of funding requested. Applicants may request up to the total award amount of $5,000. One or more grants may be awarded.
  2. The name of the applicant, whether you are applying as an individual or public or private organization, and where the project is located in Fauquier County, VA.
  3. A description of the activities and tasks that will be accomplished during the project and by whom. Provide a timeline with milestones and completion dates.
  4. Plans for evaluating the project’s results.
  5. A description of the project deliverables. Deliverables must include: an article for our VNPS Piedmont newsletter; updates for our monthly Board Meetings; a final report; diagrams, plant lists, and other deliverables to be negotiated.
  6. A detailed financial plan. Include a breakdown of costs and the total cost, any other funding sources, and provisions for contingencies.
  7. Plans for sustaining the project after grant funds expire.


Research proposals must be submitted by 11:59 PM on July 31, 2023 via email only (not via mail). Please direct your proposal or any questions about the application process or grant guidelines to Mitzi Fox, Chapter President, at PiedmontVNPS@gmail.com.