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About the Project

At Mountain Rose Herbs, our core belief is that people, plants, and planet are more important than profit. This motto guides everything that we do, from giving generously to nonprofit organizations to forging close relationships with small organic family farms. We’ve always tried to pave the way for others in our community and beyond, leading by example.

We recognize that across the country there are amazing people with big dreams who just need a little assistance to help their ideas come to fruition. We want to help! This year, we will award three grants in the amount of $4,000 each to those who demonstrate that they share our mission-driven philosophy, passion for herbalism, and commitment to protecting the planet. We are looking for herbal learners, home herbalists, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations who just need a little assistance to make their vision a reality. Tell us how you’re working to make this planet a better place! 

What We'll Fund

We fund projects aligned with our mission and core values in these categories: 

  • Herbalism and herbal education
  • Protection of native and medicinal plants
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Organic and sustainable agriculture

Areas not funded:

  • State and federal agencies
  • Religious groups
  • General fund drives
  • Endowment funds
  • Fundraising events
  • Event sponsorships

How To Apply

In order to be considered applicants must:

  • Complete and sign the Mountain Rose Herbs Grant Application.
  • Read and agree to the Official Rules.
  • Create a video that is three minutes or less that describes your project
  • Share your video on either Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or Twitter with the hashtag #MRHgrants4plants

In your video and application, be sure to describe why your project is meaningful, and clearly define your project goals and plans to achieve them. Projects should be able to demonstrate tangible results, and applicants will be required to submit a written project update and another short video within one year of receiving funds.

Qualifications and Requirements

Applicant must be 18+ years old and a legal resident of the U.S. with a valid SSN or EIN. No purchase or entry fee required. Small businesses must have annual revenue less than $250,000. Nonprofit organizations should be established for a minimum of two years prior to applying. Research projects must have clearly defined goals and a plan to achieve them. Projects must take place within the U.S. Former Mountain Rose Herbs employees may apply. If you are a nonprofit and have received a cash contribution from Mountain Rose Herbs in the past five years, you aren’t eligible. All applications that meet requirements will be judged fairly based on merit by a team at Mountain Rose Herbs. Winners will be required to sign a liability and publicity release.

Submission Period

The submission period for the first Mountain Rose Herbs Giving Project closed on August 1, 2018. We are no longer taking new applications. Stay in touch for updates!

Contact Alyssa, our Sustainability Director, with questions: sustainability@mountainroseherbs.com