1. Our City Forest

    Our City Forest is one of 17 organizations statewide selected to receive funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which is being administered by California ReLeaf. Our City Forest’s mission is to cultivate a green and healthy San José metropolis by engaging community members in the appreciation, protection, growth and maintenance of our urban ecosystem, especially our urban forest. The $750,000 grant to this San Jose-based non-profit will implement the initial phase of Our City Forest’s 100K Trees Project — an initiative to plant 100,000 trees throughout the city. Project work includes galvanizing citywide support, providing urban forestry outreach...
  2. Statewide Parks Program grant workshops

    The California Department of Parks and Recreation has announced dates for technical assistance workshops for the Statewide Parks Program.  This program provides grant funding for the acquisition and development of new parks and rehabilitation or expansion of overused parks. The intent of this program is to provide new recreational opportunities in underserved communities. State Parks will host twelve workshops throughout the state in February, March, and April.  Grant applications are due on July 1, 2011.  Click here for a schedule of all workshops, plus grant guidelines and other important information.
  3. Urban Greening Grants

    The California Natural Resources Agency, on behalf of the Strategic Growth Council, has announced the second round of a competitive grant program for urban greening projects and plans.  The grant guidelines and FAQs are available at CA Natural Resources Agency. The Resources Agency will be conducting eight workshops throughout the state to provide technical assistance regarding project eligibility, competitiveness, and grant application preparation. This is a great opportunity for funding of urban forestry and urban greening projects in our state!
  4. Awards available from the Nature Hills Nursery

    Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards, which are designed to give national recognition and $5,000 in plants to community groups and organizations that are improving their local environments. The annual award, sponsored by Omaha-based Nature Hills Nursery, will be presented in April 2011 to nonprofit groups and organizations that are literally “greening” their communities, parks, schools and public spaces by planting trees, shrubs and other plants. Applications for the 2011 Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards will be accepted nationwide until April 1, 2011. For more information and to apply for the...
  5. DriWater Supports Arbor Week

    California’s Arbor Week (March 7-14, 2011) is just around the corner, and to support organizations involved in tree plantings for this holiday, DriWater, Inc., is glad to donate our time-release water products. Since these plantings are often volunteer-based and in neighborhoods or streetscapes that may not have access to permanent irrigation; DriWater provides an effective solution for providing around the clock moisture for establishment of these saplings and small trees. DriWater in partnership with California ReLeaf is offering your organization one case (20 units) of Perforated Tube delivery systems, which provides up to 30 days of watering, and two cases...
  6. Woods to the Hoods

    The Urban Corps of San Diego County (UCSDC) is one of 17 organizations statewide selected to receive funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which is being administered by California ReLeaf. UCSDC’s mission is to provide job training and educational opportunities to young adults, in the fields of conservation, recycling, and community service which will assist these youths in becoming more employable, while protecting San Diego’s natural resources and instilling the importance of community involvement. The $167,000 grant for UCSDC’s Woods to the Hoods project will allow the Urban Corps to plant about 400 trees in three low-income, high-crime,...
  7. 2010 Urban Forestry Grants Available Now

    California ReLeaf is pleased to announce that funding is now available to assist nonprofit and community groups throughout the state with a variety of urban forestry projects. The California ReLeaf Urban Forestry Grant Program is an integral part our continuing commitment to greening our Golden State; and provides qualified groups with a great opportunity to build community through urban forestry. Proposals must be postmarked by Wednesday, November 10th, 2010. For more information about the grants, and to download the application and guidelines, click here.
  8. Grants Enhance Bank Communities

    Union Bank Foundation The Union Bank Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the communities in which the bank has operations, primarily in the states of California, Oregon, and Washington. The Foundation’s areas of interest include affordable housing, community economic development, education, and the environment. The Foundation prefers program grants, but will consider requests for core operating support and/or capacity building grants to support exceptional work within its funding categories. The bank also offers a charitable contributions program for nonprofit organizations addressing additional areas such as arts and culture, health and human services, and emergency services. Requests to both of the bank’s...
  9. DriWater Donates Product for Arbor Day

    California’s Arbor Day (March 7-14, 2010) is just around the corner, and to support organizations involved in tree plantings for this holiday, DriWater, Inc., is glad to donate our time-release water products. Since these plantings are often volunteer-based and in neighborhoods or streetscapes that may not have access to permanent irrigation; DriWater provides an effective solution for providing around the clock moisture for establishment of these saplings and small trees. DriWater is offering your organization one case (20 units) of Perforated Tube delivery systems, which provides up to 30 days of watering, and two cases (40 units) of replacement gel...
  10. Prop. 84 Grant Updates

    Urban Greening PLANNING and PROJECTS Grant Programs – Solicitation released The Strategic Growth Council adopted and released the Final Guidelines for the Urban Greening PLANNING and PROJECTS grant programs. Please follow the links to access the guidelines. They have released the Solicitation Notice and Frequently Asked Questions (below). Applications are due April 30, 2010. The following public workshops are scheduled to assist in the application process:  SACRAMENTO – February 24, 2010 (Wednesday), 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Department of Public Health (Building #172), 1500 Capitol Mall, Training Rooms #1 and #2, Sacramento, CA 95814 FRESNO – February 25, 2010 (Thursday),...