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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.

Grants.gov: 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.