As a Certified Wildlife Habitat and Certified Monarch Waystation, Happy Hollow supports pollinators in multiple ways.? There are pollinator habitats throughout the Park & Zoo, including the Backyard Habitat demonstration garden. Happy Hollow? also hosts beekeeping workshops, sells honey from the apiary and raises funds for pollinators through our Quarters for Conservation program.
Progress for Pollinators Grant
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo and the Happy Hollow Foundation’s?Progress for Pollinators grant program seeks community members who are dedicated to creating pollinator-friendly habitats.
Organizations may receive up to $2,500 per project. Organizations can apply for more than one project, but preference will be given to those who have not already received a grant within the past year.
To be eligible, applicants must have space for planting that is accessible to the public with a minimum of 100 square feet.
501 (c) non-profit organizations, schools, nature centers, and local or state-run organizations committed to community based conservation are encouraged to apply.
Project design should incorporate the themes of conservation, creativity, and fun.
Project must contain a teaching component, with a signage installation or personal interpretation, that educates the community about native pollinators and native plants.
Organizers must send a written update and photos six months after beginning the project and again within 30 days of completing the project. The Happy Hollow conservation team will then schedule a site visit to present an official Progress for Pollinator sign to be placed in the garden.
Grant applications are now approved on a twice-a-year basis by completing the form below. The next deadline for applications is September 30, 2021.?
Please allow up to 30 days for us to respond to your application. For questions, please contact [email protected]
2021 Progress for Pollinator grant recipients
Meredith's Corner provides habitat for native bees at Schallenberger Elementary School.
Friends of Master Gardeners presents Pollinator Hill at Martial Cottle Park.
Schmahl Science Workshops (SSW)
Located in San Jose, SSW, a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, provides science
workshops to schools that do not have the resources to include science as a regular part of their instructional program.
Island Drive Pollinator Garden
This pollinator garden is located at Island Drive in Palo Alto.
Guinda Street Garden
A beautiful pollinator friendly garden located at the corner of Guinda Street and Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto.