In 2024, World Forestry Center is once again offering two complimentary event venue rentals to nonprofit organizations
World Forestry Center is committed to practices and programs that elevate diverse voices, promote inclusiveness, and improve equity, both within our organization and in our community. We hope this opportunity to extend complimentary venue space to nonprofit organizations and events will increase equitable access and grow new partnerships between community organizations and World Forestry Center.
For over half a century, World Forestry Center has worked at the intersection of people and forests. As a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and inspiring champions of sustainable forestry, we offer experiences that inspire people to value and support the economic, ecological, and social benefits of forests.
Located in Washington Park, World Forestry Center’s banquet and meeting halls are tucked away in the forest, only 10 minutes from downtown. Our venues offer stunning wooden interiors, polished stone floors, and modern amenities to make events extraordinary in a natural and comfortable setting.
This is the third year for the World Forestry Center Complimentary Venue Grant and we will again award two grants in 2024 for a complimentary event rental in either Miller Hall, Cheatham Hall, or our Cheatham Hall/Plaza combination (up to a $4,750 value).
Grant applications will be accepted from January 1 – March 15, 2024 for events held in 2024 or 2025. Winners will be announced March 22, 2024. Two grants will be awarded.
Preference will be given to organizations that have not held events before on our campus. Applications will not be accepted for events already booked at World Forestry Center.
Applicants are encouraged to review the Facilities Rental information on our website for information on room size and amenities offered.
Recipients are required to contract with one of our Approved Caterers for their event. No self-catering is allowed.
Once approved and event has occurred, grant recipient will send to World Forestry Center a recap of the event within 30 days. Please address how many people attended, if financial goals were met (if it was a fundraiser), lessons learned, challenges, and plans on repeating event in future years.
A Complimentary Venue Grant covers the rental fee at World Forestry Center. It does not cover refundable damage deposits or afterhours security fees. Upon being awarded a grant, awardees are responsible for submitting a $500 good faith deposit within 15 business days of award that will be retained if event is canceled within 60 days of event date. The deposit will be refunded after the event. Awardees are responsible for all insurance requirements and catering fees.
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