Making funding and grant programs accessible to all, throughout the state
The obligations of direct public funding – such as the high minimum award, greenhouse gas calculations, mapping and reporting requirements – are often prohibitive for small groups. Therefore, we offer smaller minimum award amounts and technical assistance to help make funds accessible and the projects successful. Past grantees have included not just urban forest nonprofits, but also youth organizations, museums, neighborhood associations, social justice organizations, faith-based groups, sustainability initiatives and more. We prioritize projects that demonstrate strong community engagement, and the placement of trees where they will have the best multi-benefit impact in the community.
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If you are a public or private entity who wishes to fund or support urban forestry in California, we’d love to work with you! Contact Cindy Blain, Executive Director
Grantee Story Highlights
Climate Action Now!, San Francisco, CaliforniaWith the highest urban pollution rates in San Francisco, the Bayview neighborhood has historically experienced longstanding industrial pollution, red-lining, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, saw higher unemployment rates....
SistersWe Community Gardening Projects San Bernardino, CA California Arbor Week grant funding helped SistersWe host three tree-planting events throughout the Inland Empire. They planted in residential neighborhoods in Corona, at a daycare facility in Fontana, and at...
Pardee Home Museum, Inc. Oakland, CAThe Pardee Home Museum partnered with Trees for Oakland, Jack London Business Improvement District, Downtown Business Improvement District (BID), and Old Oakland Neighbors to create an Arbor Day tree-planting event with the Growing...
“After years of wanting to beautify and add shade to our public spaces, we were pleased to discover a supportive partner in California ReLeaf. With their advice, we were able to do everything from effectively select the best species for our environment to engage different key community leaders. Their responsiveness helped us adapt the project as new opportunities arose. In fact, we were able to expand our project and plant even more trees than we originally anticipated.”-Avenal Historical Society