Charitable Giving

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The Nehalem Bay Garden Club announces our annual charitable giving program.

The NBGC was established in 1950 and 73 years later we are going strong, primarily due to our love of community, passion for plants & gardening! Our mission is to cultivate the knowledge and love of gardening through educational programs and activities, to aid in the protection of the environment, native plants, wildlife, and to support public service through garden related organizations and volunteer opportunities. You may have noticed our beautification project at the Nehalem Post Office?

We are now accepting proposals for our 2023 charitable gift giving program through December 15, 2023. Proposals must be received by 12/15 to Constance Shimek, % NBGC PO Box 261, Wheeler, OR 97147 or emailed to (please include ‘grant request’ in the subject line). Please limit the proposal to one page and it must align with our mission statement. Include in the proposal the amount needed, specific use, and the benefit to your organization or public. Disbursements are usually $500 or less, and larger grants will be considered based on need and availability of funds. Funding will be distributed by year end.

Our grant program is made possible by our Club’s annual plant sale, held the day before Mothers Day in May. During the year we offer a variety of activities for our members including speakers, demonstrations, videos, and potlucks. Additional activities include garden/nursery tours and workshops. We meet from September to April at the Calgary Church in Manzanita, the 4th Tuesday of the month @ 1:30 We welcome guests & new members. For further information contact our President, Constance Shimek:

Happy Holidays to all!