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 awards grants annually to fund projects involving the creation of an outdoor classroom, the enhancing of an existing site, or other educationally directed projects that support the WAM Mission. It is our goal to reach as many of Michigan's youth and citizenry as possible through the use of our grant program. It is our desire not only to educate Michigan's students in the areas of recognition, preservation and proper procedures for the repopulating of endangered, threatened and/or special concern native species, but also projects that pass on the appreciation and respect for our native flora that will ensure survival of these species in the future.

Please review the criteria for application to this year's grant program as well as the summarization of the follow-up procedures and reports required of all recipients of WAM awards. Please review this document carefully prior to completing your application form. Review of this information may prove of value in the approach your group will take in designing your project and application. Please note in particular the deadlines and signatures required for each application. Improperly submitted applications will not be considered for funding.

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 fulfillment of their projects. Included for your use is 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.

Each applicant may request up to $500 in support. The application deadline is December 6, 2013. All applicants will be notified if they are or are not recipients of an award no later than January 31, 2013. Awardees will receive their funds at the Awards Luncheon on Sunday during the Michigan Wildflower Conference at the Kellogg Center on the Michigan State University campus. If you have any further questions pertaining to the grant application process please contact Maryann Whitman, Grants Coordinator, at the address below. Electronic submission (e-mail) is encouraged. Please do not fax your application. Good luck and thank you for your interest in the WAM Educational Grant Program.

Grant Contact

WAM Grants Coordinator
c/o Maryann Whitman
2271 Rochester Rd
Oakland MI 48363

Other Grant Sources:

Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund gives small monetary grants for natural landscaping using native plants. Contact 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)