Saratoga Horticultural Research Endowment
University of California
Saratoga Horticultural Research Endowment

Welcome to the Saratoga Horticultural Research Endowment

About SHRE

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.


→Click here if you would like to donate and support the efforts made by the Saratoga Horticultural Research Endowment.



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.

Please follow the link to read the 2017-2018 Endowed Fund Report

Grants have been awarded for the 2018-2019 funding cycle.  To view the Project descriptions click the Current Projects link below.

Current Projects

Call for Proposals

Guidelines for Reporting


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