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Saratoga Horticultural Research Endowment

Welcome to the Saratoga Horticultural Research Endowment

About SHRE

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    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 hereif 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 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 view the attachment below for this years proposal timeline.

SHRE Timeline 2024-2025


Grants have been awarded for the 2023-2024 funding cycle.  To view the project descriptions, click the Current Projects link below.

Current Projects

Call for Proposals 2024-2025

Guidelines for Reporting