As part of Partners 4 Plants with Piedmont Garden Club the club supports Save the Bay in restoring the Oakland shoreline with native plants. The club also awards annual scholarships to deserving students at the local universities and colleges.
The club supports these projects and scholarships with various fundraisers including many successful garden tours raising up to $60,000 in 2017. The club’s recent community work has been recognized by the City of Orinda, Orinda Association, and Orinda Union School District with various awards. In turn, members of the community have been honored by the club, Sylvia McLaughlin, Ruth Bancroft, Catherine Watters, and Toris Jaeger to name a few. In 2015 the club received the GCA Freeman Medal Honorable Mention for the Vine Hill manzanita ‘Howard McMinn’ and in 2017 Special Recognition for the California pipevine.