Civic Contribution Guidelines


Civic Contribution Requests Guidelines

The Civic Contributions Committee will begin receiving requests on Thursday, June 1, 2017. All requests must be submitted by Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Requests received after this deadline will not be considered. Funding will be awarded to the committee’s recipients in late January or early February, 2018.    The Guidelines for eligible 501 (c) (3) organizations are as follows:

  • We support local landscape and beautification projects, horticulture awareness, conservation and educational projects.
  • Requests must be in writing and accompanied by a copy of the organization’s tax exemption letter.
  • Priority consideration is given to eligible requests from the Houston area.
  • Private educational institutions may be considered.
  • Church organizations are not eligible.

Civic Contribution Request Form 2017-18


Please submit the Civic Contribution/Grant Request Form electronically to Helen Chambers at

and hard copy to:

River Oaks Garden Club

Helen Chambers, Civic Contribution Chair

2503 Westheimer

Houston, TX 77098-1321