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Grant & Funding Opportunities

Alliance for Community Trees – funding for a tree planting in your community

America in Bloom / CN ECOCONNEXTIONS From the Ground Up: If CN railway passes through your town, your town may be eligible for a matching grant of up to $25,000 for greening of public spaces.

American Conifer Society: The ACS Jean Iseli Memorial Grant ($4,000) is awarded annually to a public garden, arboretum or horticultural institution that has demonstrated its support of the development, conservation or propagation of conifers. Applications due by June 2.

Arbor Day Foundation Reforestation – forest restoration projects

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation: Grant program where the harvest serves the community. Recipients are schools, parks, community gardens, and similar nonprofits. Learning center to find and apply for federal grants.

Google Ad Grants for Nonprofit Organizations:  Imagine what you could do with $10,000 USD of in-kind advertising every month from AdWords, an online advertising solution from Google.

The Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program: Registered nonprofits can receive up to $5,000 to improve their community.

Horticultural Research Institute: Research grants for green industry related issues.

Institute of Museum and Library Studies Grants: Several grants are offered through the Institute of Museum and Library Studies.

National Environmental Education Foundation: Grants and awards for public/private environmental education.

National Recreation and Park Association: Grants and partners to fund local park programs that promote conservation, health & wellness and social equity.

National Science Foundation: Index search of various NSF programs offering funding opportunities.

National Trust for Historic Preservation -

Nature Works Everywhere K-12 Grants (presented by the Nature Conservancy): A $2,000 grant will be awarded to 55 schools across the United States. Applications must be submitted online by  October 31.

Seeds of Change® Grant Program: 24 grants for school or community organization garden projects available. Deadline is in March.

The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust: The Trust supports education and research in ornamental horticulture. Grants are typically made to botanical gardens, arboreta, and universities.

Tree Fund Grants - supporting scientific discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in the fields of arboriculture (the science of cultivating and managing trees in a landscape) and urban forestry.