NALP FOUNDATION HISTORY

The NALP Foundation was created in 1998 to help the future leaders of our industry fund their education. Committed to the advancement of landscape industry services, the Foundation raised more than $1 million during the initial launch year through the generous support of individual landscape contractors, industry suppliers, and from the students themselves.

  • To date, the NALP Foundation, with more than $4.1 million in assets, has awarded more than $1 million in academic scholarships.
  • In May of 2014, the Foundation Board of Directors approved the Foundation's first strategic plan which recognized there is a shortage of well-qualified employees. The Foundation committed to public education to promote landscape industry careers and scholarships to help students.
  • In October 2016, the NALP and the NALP Foundation agreed the industry would benefit by combining efforts to promote the industry – to customers, the media, and to prospective employees. Today, through the Industry Growth Initiative, the NALP Foundation is committed to raising funds to grow the industry and its workforce.