Stewardship is a theme that runs deep in the Garden Club of America consciousness. "Outreach" describes efforts that further the GCA mission by encouraging new talent and recognizing the accomplishments of a wide variety of individuals and groups.
The GCA Founder's Fund has provided substantial monetary awards for exceptional community projects proposed by member clubs. In addition, GCA club members plant and maintain the grounds of public and historic buildings, restore historic gardens, and help create inner-city parks. One of the first protected redwood groves was donated to the State of California in 1930 which now totals more than 5,100 acres.
Each year the Garden Club of America recognizes the outstanding achievement of landscape designers, educators, writers, environmentalists, horticulturists, flower arrangers, and conservationists with the presentation of numerous national awards.