Our mission is to promote the education, enjoyment, science and stewardship of native wildflowers and their habitats

WAM Educational Grant Program

The Wildflower Association of Michigan (WAM) awards grants annually to fund projects that range from creating an outdoor classroom to enhancing an existing site with native plants, to developing other educationally-directed projects that support the WAM Mission. It is our desire to educate Michigan's citizens to recognize, preserve, restore and re-create the native landscape and to pass on an appreciation and respect for our native flora.

Since it is WAM's desire to be of service to as much of the public as possible, all grant recipients will receive packets of information to assist them in completing their projects. Included will be a list of sources for educational materials, a list of Michigan native species nurseries and seed suppliers, additional grant dollar sources, and other selected reading materials.

Prior to completing your application form, please review the criteria for this year's grant program as well as the summary of the follow-up procedures and Final Project Report required of all recipients of WAM grants. Please review this information carefully as it may prove valuable when designing your project and submitting your application. In particular, please note the deadlines and signatures required for each application. Improperly submitted applications will not be considered for funding. Each applicant may request up to $1000 in support. These funds can be used to purchase plants and seeds as well as mulch, labels or signs. The application deadline is December 15, 2015. All applicants will be notified if they are or are not recipients of an award no later than January 31, 2016. Awardees will receive their funds at the Awards Luncheon on Sunday, March 6, 2016, during the Michigan Wildflower Association Conference at the Kellogg Center on the campus of Michigan State University which is always held the first full weekend of March. If you have any further questions pertaining to the grant application process please email us at wamgrants@gmail.com, attn: Grants Coordinator. Only electronic submissions through e-mail will be accepted. Good luck and thank you for your interest in the WAM Educational Grant Program.

Grant Contact

WAM Grants Coordinator

Other Grant Sources:

Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund gives small monetary grants for natural landscaping using native plants. Contact the Wild Ones National Office for more information:

Wild Ones
P. O. Box 1274
Appleton WI 54912-1274
920.730.3986 toll free
877-FYI-WILD (877.367.9453)