Grants & Awards
AZH Conservation Grant
The Association of Zoological Horticulture is committed to the conservation of our natural environment. To this end, AZH awards funds to qualified plant conservation grants to AZH members on an annual basis. Amounts awarded vary based on the grant application and the funds available. Applications are judged by the AZH Conservation Committee, and final determinations are made at the AZH Annual Conference in the fall of the year for projects to be carried out the following calendar year.
AZH Conservation Grants are awarded for both in-situ and ex-situ plant conservation work. The deadline for 2019 grant application submittal is July 12, 2019. Applications must be submitted electronically. Submissions are made to the AZH Grant Facilitator, Darryl Windham.
Grant awardees are required to submit a mid-year report by May 31st of the award year and a final report by November 30th following the award year to the AZH Grant Facilitator. Though not required, grant awardees are encouraged to attend an AZH Annual Conference and report on the project to the membership.
AZH Wendy Andrew Cultivation Grant
The Association of Zoological Horticulture (AZH) is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to the advancement of horticulture in zoos, zoological parks, botanic gardens, and aquariums. AZH works to highlight the importance of plants within zoos and aquariums and seeks to support the horticulturists and gardeners who work in a zoological setting.
The AZH Wendy Andrew Cultivation Grant seeks to support member projects that promote zoo horticulture and are outside the scope of the existing plant conservation grant program. Amounts awarded up to $1000 will be decided upon by the AZH board of Directors and based on the following criteria:
Applications will be reviewed by the AZH board of directors and final determinations will be made at the mid-year board of directors meeting. Applications must be submitted electronically. Submissions and questions should be directed to Danielle@napleszoo.org
AZH Wendy Andrew Cultivation Grant awardees are required to submit a mid-project report by June 1, 2019 and a final report by October 30, 2019.
Applications must be received by March 1, 2019.
Application review at mid-year board of directors meeting February 2019.
Mid-year report due June 1, 2019.
Final report due October 30, 2019.
Chuck Rodgers Conservation Award
Excellence in Zoo Horticulture Award