Welcome to the Saratoga Horticultural Research Endowment
In December of 2006, the Board of Trustees of the renowned Saratoga Horticultural Research Foundation decided to transform its $1.15 million in assets into a new horticultural endowment at UC Davis.
This gift established the Saratoga Horticultural Research Endowment (SHRE) to support research and educational programs that foster the introduction of new and improved plant materials for California gardens and landscapes.
The endowment is managed by the chair of the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis. The distribution of funds is through a yearly grant program developed and overseen by the SHRE Advisory Committee.
Information on the Saratoga Endowment grant program
Each year, the SHRE Advisory Committee puts out a call for proposals in mid-February. The proposals are due in late April and review of proposals is conducted by the committee in May. In June, projects receiving awards are notified and in July the grant cycle of the project begins.
Grants have been awarded for the 2016-2017 funding cycle. To view the Project descriptions click the Current Projects link below.