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The Garden Club of Honolulu’s mission is “to conserve, protect and preserve our natural environment through learning, teaching, and action”.

Since 1930, The Garden Club of Honolulu has been an active part of the Honolulu community committed to improving it. We continue to seek new ways in which we can invest our knowledge, energy, and funds by working with other organizations that support our mission.  Please email  The Garden Club of Honolulu for more information.


TGCH awards grants to Hawaii-based organizations which promote education and projects in conservation, gardening and civic enhancement or beautification in support or our mission.  Grants generally range from $1,000 to $10,000.  We do accept proposals for larger amounts and multi-year funding.

Recent Recipients:

  • Windward Community College: for student scholarships, in ecology, in bio-resource development, and management of plant biotechnology
  • Million Tree Project: to support planting native trees to mitigate climate change
  • Lanikai-Kailua Outdoor Circle: to support an instructor of ethnobotany education for inmates in the Women’s Community Correctional Center as part of the “Learn to Grow Program”
  • Boys & Girls Windward Clubhouse: for development of the Malama Garden, consisting of 18 raised beds, compost bins, a worm bin, and an aquaponic system.
  • Lyon Arboretum: to support visits to the gardens for children in Title 1 Public Schools; interpretive signage and internship positions
  • Zero Waste Food Recovery in Schools: supporting the students to turn recovered food waste into healthy, organic compost
  • Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens:revitalization of and interpretive signage for the Prehistoric Glen in Foster Botanical Gardens



The Garden Club of America (GCA) also awards grants for our local community that align with its mission statement.

GCA FOUNDERS FUND:  The GCA Founders Fund is an annual award to a club for an exceptional community project.

  • Friends of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens for the construction of the Prehistoric Glen
  • Women’s Community Correctional Center for environmental education for the inmates.


  • Tropical National Botanical Garden for the restoration of Limahuli Garden and Preserve on Kauai after the destructive 2018 flooding.

GCA PARTNER FOR PLANTS: is a joint program of the GCA’s American Conservation and Horticulture committees to monitor and conserve rare plants, restore native habitats and remove invasive weeds on federal, state, and local public lands.

  • Partner for Plants (P4P) received funding for the local Million Tree Project


The Garden Club of America offers 29 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in 12 areas to conservation, ecology, horticulture, and pollinator research. In 2020, $306,000 was awarded to 64 scholars. Click here to learn more about the GCA Scholarships.




We welcome grant applications that promote education and projects in conservation, gardening, and civic enhancement or beautification.

Please download and complete the application below. Funding amount typically range from $2,000 to $10,000.


  • March 15: Proposals are due
  • March through May: Review by Grant Committee and General Membership
  • May: Funds dispersed

For more information, please contact:

TGCH Grant Committee



The Garden Club of Honolulu

3162 Huelani Drive

Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

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