Theodore Payne Foundation
Theodore Payne Foundation inspires and educates Southern Californians about the beauty and ecological importance of California native plant landscapes.
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5 Submitted Ideas
- LEARN ·2023 Grants Challenge
Theodore Payne Foundation's Teacher Toolkit will consist of teaching materials for K-12 students, to promote CA native plants in schools across the city. This program will support enhanced STEAM education and utilize experiential learning (both indoors and outdoors) to meaningful develop students' relationship with the natural world. By providing this programming, we empower young Angelenos to make choices that directly impact conservation of water, biodiversity and the overall health of Los Angeles.
- LIVE ·2022 Grants Challenge·🎉 Winner
Our California Native Plant Landscaper Certificate Program (CNPLC) is a bilingual (English and Spanish) job-training program for landscape professionals developed and taught by California’s leading native plant experts. By providing this training to landscapers, we help grow independent businesses while enabling residents of Los Angeles County to save water, restore habitats, and bring the unique beauty of the natural world into our towns, cities, and homes.
- PLAY ·2019 Grants Challenge·🎉 Finalist
City of Butterflies / Cuidad de Mariposas empowers children to become environmental stewards who make their communities safer, more life sustaining, and playful by planting butterfly gardens to enjoy with their families and neighbors. Youth will develop a relationship with the natural world while learning how native California plants support butterflies and activate vacant space with color, fragrance, and life.
- LIVE ·2016 Grants Challenge
Grow Local: Plant Native! Theodore Payne Foundation, LA Housing Authority and Boys & Girls Clubs of the LA Harbor partner to reshape LA for a sustainable future, lush with native plants for all.
- CONNECT ·2015 Grants Challenge
Landscaping for Resilience brings people together to change their neighborhoods through installing and maintaining public native plant gardens. People connect over their shared desire for pubic green space and a richer and more rewarding urban environment. LFR provides environmental and social benefits, demonstrating how communities, government agencies, and non-profits can work together to enhance green space and create skill sets for positive environmental change within Los Angeles County.