BGCI Announces 2020 Global Botanic Garden Fund Recipients
The Global Botanic Garden Fund aims to drive plant conservation, especially in smaller gardens by disbursing small grants every year. The Fund is open to BGCI Member Institutions only and preference is given to small botanic gardens in developing countries and biodiversity hotspots.
The aim of the Global Botanic Garden Fund is to support projects that work to achieve the targets of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. In 2020, BGCI also supported efforts to increase sustainable activities within gardens, efforts to encourage sustainable behaviour by visitors, and support gardens impacted by covid-19.
The 2020 Global Botanic Garden Fund
In 2020, BGCI received 151 applications from more than 50 countries and 60 institutions. In 2020, BGCI’s Global Botanic Garden Fund will distribute 40 grants worth more than $82,000.
Funding for the Global Botanic Garden Fund was made possible in 2020 by contributions from The Botanist Foundation, the Gibson Charitable Trust, crowd-sourced funding through the BigGive Christmas Challenge, and the BGCI/PlantSnap Covid-19 appeal.
In addition, BGCI administers named grant funding through support from the BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Programme, the BGCI/Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Grants, and the BGCI/GGI-Gardens Awards Program. In 2020, BGCI launched the Anthony Hitchcock Species Recovery Fund in honour of the late Anthony Hitchcock, who committed his life to the conservation of endangered plants in southern Africa.
The BGCI/GGI-Award Program will award up to 15 awards of up to $4,500 each. The review process for these grants is underway.
2020 Grant Recipients
|Jardin Botanico Horco Molle||Argentina||BGCI/Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Grants|
|Jardín Botánico Gaspar Xuarez sj||Argentina||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
|JBPE-CCT CONICET-CENPAT||Argentina||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
|Jardín Botánico de Córdoba||Argentina||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
|Jardín Botánico Oro Verde||Argentina||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
|Institute of Botany after A. L. Takhtajyan NAS RA||Armenia||BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Programme|
|Jardim Botânico Araribá||Brazil||BGCI/Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Grants|
|Innisfree Farm||Canada||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
|Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences||China||The Anthony Hitchcock Species Recovery Fund|
|Jardín Botánico de Cartagena||Colombia||BGCI Sustainability Grants|
|Balkan Botanic Garden of Kroussia||Greece||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
|M. S. SWAMINATHAN RESEARCH FOUNDATION||India||BGCI Sustainability Grants|
|JAWAHARLAL NEHRU TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDEN AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE||India||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
|Bergamo Botanic Garden ‘Lorenzo Rota’||Italy||BGCI Sustainability Grants|
|MUSE botanic gardens, Trento, Italy||Italy||BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Programme|
|Brackenhurst Botanic Garden & Forest||Kenya||BGCI Sustainability Grants|
|CBSM||Madagascar||The Anthony Hitchcock Species Recovery Fund|
|Puebla University Botanical Garden (JBU-BUAP)||Mexico||Covid-19 Support Grants|
|Jardín Etnobotánico Francisco Peláez R.||Mexico||Covid-19 Support Grants|
|Cadereyta Regional Botanic Garden||Mexico||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
|Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán, A.C.||Mexico||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
|National Botanical Garden of Namibia||Namibia||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
|DRcongo à la carte , DRCC foundation||Netherlands||Covid-19 Support Grants|
|Otari Native Botanic Garden and Wilton’s Bush Reserve||New Zealand||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
|Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability at Bethlehem University||Palestine, State of||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
|De La Salle Philippines||Philippines||BGCI Sustainability Grants|
|Botanical Garden-Institute of Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Science||Russia||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
|Botanical Garden of Biological Faculty of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University||Russia||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
|Institute of Botany and Botanical Garden “Jevremovac”||Serbia||BGCI/Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Grants|
|Hermanus Botanical Society||South Africa||BGCI Sustainability Grants|
|South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)||South Africa||BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Programme|
|Royal Botanic Gardens, Department of National Botanic Gardens||Sri Lanka||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
|Natural History Museum Arusha||Tanzania||BGCI Sustainability Grants|
|Tooro Botanical Gardens||Uganda||BGCI Sustainability Grants, BGCI/Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Grants|
|The Friends of Lakewold||United States||BGCI Sustainability Grants|
|San Francisco Botanical Garden||United States||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
|Montgomery Botanical Center||United States||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
|City of Columbia||United States||BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Programme|
|Forest Science Institute of Central Highlands and South of Central Vietnam (FSIH)||Vietnam||Global Botanic Garden Fund|
Call for Support
BGCI was extremely impressed by the applications submitted to the Global Botanic Garden Fund. It is a testament to the quality of applications and the clear need for continued and additional support to the botanic garden community. Reviewers of this year’s Global Botanic Garden Fund identified an additional 66 projects that were worth funding.
BGCI will continue to look for additional funding for the Global Botanic Garden Fund, but it is clear that there is a demand for these grants and a need to support them in order to achieve global goals in plant conservation. BGCI thanks those already supporting the Global Botanic Garden Fund and are pleased to share the impact of their contributions.
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