The Charitable Projects Committee administers the Charitable Projects Fund for Shaker Lakes Garden Club. An endowment and generous contributions from our members and friends enable SLGC to make gifts to organizations that support our mission to educate and promote activities related to environmental protection, conservation, horticulture, and gardening. Generally, requests for proposals are sent out at the beginning of each year. The committee weighs the merits and our ability to fulfill requests. Our recipients, in varied ways, promote our goals on local and national levels. The Charitable Projects Fund is a wonderful vehicle for SLGC to make a positive impact on our world.
Stonebrook Montessori Receives Major Grant in 2018-2019
The SLGC membership has voted to award its 2019 major grant to Stonebrook Montessori School, a tuition-free public charter Montessori school within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, located on Wade Park Boulevard in the Glenville neighborhood.
This project, created in partnership with the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, establishes an Educator-in-Residence program at Stonebrook for students in Kindergarten through Grade 6. NCSL educators will provide hands-on science lessons and environmental education enrichment experiences using the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, Doan Brook, and the Nature Center in a differentiated curriculum by grade/age.
Grant funds will be used to support the Educator-in-Residence salary, provide program supplies and classroom science materials, and fund field trip transportation.
The allocation to other applicants of the remainder of funds contributed by the membership will be announced in the May newsletter.
Thank you all who donated to the Charitable Projects Fund this year. Click here for a list of this year’s donors. Gifts will be accepted until June 30.
Download the 2018-2019 Shaker Lakes Garden Club Request for Proposal Form if you would like to nominate a worthy organization. Members may adopt and sponsor proposals made by non-members.
Open this link for a list of Charitable Project Recipients back to 2000.