The Ned Jaquith Foundation

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It is our pleasure to share with all the establishment
of the Ned Jaquith Foundation.

This non-profit foundation commemorates the legacy of Ned Jaquith, a consummate horticulturist and nurseryman who specialized in bamboo, and was particularly interested in bamboo research, propagation and art. He also was a guy who loved life, cherished his friends, and knew how to laugh. For many bambuseros, he was a respected mentor.

The purpose of the Foundation is to encourage and support bamboo research projects increasing the collective knowledge of bamboo. The Foundation will support the goals of the American Bamboo Society (ABS) but will be a separate working body, administered by an advisory committee. Grant funding will be provided to students and researchers who wish to work within the field of bamboo focused on such issues as botanical identification, wild and domestic collection, genetic preservation, propagation techniques, bamboo art and bamboo-related environmental concerns (i.e. habitat restoration, etc).

Thanks to kind permission granted by the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the ABS, the Foundation has obtained non-profit status, allowing individuals, commercial businesses and other societies & organizations to give donations as tax-deductible contributions. Donors will be listed on the Foundation website by donor categories as donations are made.

The NJF Advisory Committee currently consists of its founders: Nancy Oberschmidt, Ned’s wife; Noah Bell, Manager of Bamboo Garden Nursery; Charissa Brock, Artist; Galyn Carlile, Educator; James Clever, President American Bamboo Society; Mike Remmick, Botanist; and Susanne Lucas, World Bamboo Organization. One board member of the ABS will always be included on the Advisory Committee.

An announcement will be forthcoming when grant applications will be accepted, and this will be done on a semi-annual basis. Decisions on the awarding of grants will be based on how well the project fits the objectives of the Foundation, the ability of the grantee to complete the project and the benefit of the project.

GRANT DEADLINE EXTENDED! The submission deadline for Grant Applications has been extended to August 22, 2014 with the hope that applications will be forthcoming. Notification will be September 1, 2014. The Ned Jaquith Foundation originally set its submission deadline as June 13, 2014 and the notification of all applicants and awardees of the Foundation’s selection as September 1, 2014. See Foundation Grants The Ned Jaquith Foundation offers grants to promote bamboo research not limited to the following areas – Art research, Botanical identification, Collection, Education, Environmental issues, Genetic preservation, Habitat restoration, Propagation techniques and Utilization. Grants can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. The Foundation will utilize applications and images on its website, in displays and in presentations.

There is also a Facebook page dedicated to Ned’s life and a recent article from Digger Magazine on Ned.

If you’d like to discuss any aspects of the Foundation, please contact us and we would be happy to talk with you about it.

Ned Jaquith Foundation
c/o Bamboo Garden
18900 NW Collins Road
North Plains, OR 97133-8302

Phone is 503-647-2700

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