Protect and Advance Horticulture
Every day, the horticultural industry faces increased pressures from competition, pests and diseases, and labor and water shortages. To combat these issues, industry professionals banded together to take their fate into their own hands. By directly guiding and advocating for research, the industry is able to fund the most relevant research as identified by the industry itself.
And by pooling our collective financial resources, our money goes further, gets to work faster, and works harder for us. It’s an investment in our own business future.
HRI funds horticultural research that meets industry-approved standards for value, impact, and accountability. From the moment an investment is made by a donor, HRI handles the entire competitive grants process.
- Industry leaders evaluate the significance and economic usefulness of projects.
- HRI’s scientist review panels assess feasibility and methodology.
- HRI’s leadership, financial advisors and investment committee manage the fiduciary responsibilities of the endowment.
Thanks to generous philanthropy and strategic investments, HRI’s endowment now totals more than $11 million and boasts over 170 named funds from individuals, businesses, and organizations.