Community Yard Tree Giveaway Grant

Posted by TreePhilly on January 23, 2017

TreePhilly Community Yard Tree Giveaway Grant
Application Spring 2017

TreePhilly’s Community Yard Tree Giveaway program empowers community groups to help restore Philly’s urban forest – starting in their own back yards! Through this program, we provide small grants to local community groups so they can host their own yard tree giveaways each spring and fall. We do what we do best – provide the trees, mulch, and education – and community groups do what they do best – connect with constituents to improve their neighborhoods!

This season we are offering two (2) grants worth 50 or 100 trees plus $500 to community groups and local businesses to host yard tree giveaways in their neighborhoods. Tree giveaway events must be held in Philadelphia, and trees must also be planted in Philadelphia on private property (not in the sidewalk or in containers). For information on previous events, check out For photos, check out our Flickr page at

Grants Provide:
 $500 grant upon successful completion of event*
 50 or 100 yard trees in 5 gallon containers (applicants should indicate preference)
 Mulch and paper bags for participants
 Tree and mulch delivery to giveaway location
 Event planning support
 Training workshop for organizers
 Educational materials and tree tags
 A TreePhilly staff member at the event to provide planting demonstration and event support

*Only not-for-profit organizations are eligible to receive the $500 award.

The deadline to submit applications for spring 2017 Community Yard Tree Giveaway Grants is
Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

Winners will be notified on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

Tree Rules
 Trees must be planted in Philadelphia.
 Trees must be planted in the ground on private property.
 Trees cannot be planted in the sidewalk or in containers.
 Tree recipients must commit to watering, mulching, and caring for their trees.
 Applicants should indicate their preference for receiving 50 or 100 trees. TreePhilly will determine the final number based on availability and the group’s capacity.
 TreePhilly will select tree species for each grantee. Species are generally native to the area, well suited for urban environments, and may include shade trees, smaller ornamentals, and/or fruit trees.

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