The Grant Program, temporarily suspended for 2020-2021 due to COVID, will resume in fiscal year 2021-2022.  

The purpose of the Saul Wiseman Grants is to promote gardening and horticultural activities with an emphasis on education, service, and enhancement to our community.  Non-profit groups and schools within the County of Sacramento are encouraged to apply.

The Sacramento Perennial Plant Club (SPPC) is a tax exempt organization (Section 501 (c)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations are not tax deductible.   

Every year we consider it a privilege to give back to our community by participating in a variety of gardening projects throughout Sacramento County.  Our Saul Wiseman Grants bring us in contact with a host of remarkable people actively engaged in gardening and horticultural activities.  They might be providing greater access to healthy soil and open spaces, or increasing the supply of food for the hungry in our community, or creating places of beauty in our neighborhoods.  Many are talented educators dedicated to making all manner of gardening experiences available in our schools and public places.  They are teaching the wonders and rewards of gardening through experiential “hands on” curriculum and job-skill training.  

Feel free to scroll through the grant recipient photos for the past few years and see what kinds of projects we have supported.  We are also proud to present our 2019 grant recipients below.  Whatever your nonprofit gardening endeavor might be, consider applying for a Saul Wiseman Grant for the coming year. 

2020 Grant Recipients
Succulent Wall Garden
Leo A. Palmiter School – Sacramento
View the succulent walls of a shed students at Palmiter created with their grant.  

Monarch Habitat Restoration Project
Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Carmichael 
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Perennial Pollinator Border Garden
Bret Harte School – Sacramento  
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2019 grant recipient photos

2018 grant recipient photos

2017 grant recipient photos

2016 grant recipient photos

2015 grant recipient photos