Community Yard Tree Giveaway

Posted by TreePhilly on January 25, 2016

Community Yard Tree Giveaway
Grant Application
Spring 2016

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 five 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 2016 Community Yard Tree Giveaway Grants is Friday, February 12, 2016. Winners will be announced on Monday, March 7, 2016.

To submit your application by email, please include your organization’s name in the title of the document and send it to by 12:00 midnight on Friday, February 12, 2016.

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