1. Sustainable Communities Planning Grant Program Releases Updated Draft Guidelines

    The Strategic Growth Council has released draft guidelines for the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program, which offers grants to cities, counties, and designated regional agencies to promote sustainable community planning and natural resource conservation. This draft includes substantial changes to how applications are assessed.   Below is a...
  2. A Higher Purpose

      A tree can be many things: an air filter, a playground, a shade structure, a landmark. One of the highest purposes a tree can serve, though, is as a memorial.   Recently, through support from California ReLeaf, the Incredible Edible Community Garden (IECG) was able to plant 50 trees...
  3. California City Receives National Grant Funds

    Bank of America Partners With American Forests: $250,000 Grant to Fund Assessment of Urban Forests and Climate Change in Five U.S. Cities   Washington, D.C.; May 1, 2013 — National conservation organization American Forests announced today that it has received a $250,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation...
  4. Inspiring Environmental Educator

    When California ReLeaf was awarded funding through the EPA’s Environmental Education Sub-Grant Program, the organization started looking for an environmental educator to work with us to develop grant guidelines and review grants proposals. ReLeaf was lucky enough to find Rue Mapp, founder of Outdoor Afro.   Since beginning its work...
  5. Urban Forestry Grants Awarded

    California ReLeaf announced today that 25 community groups across the state will receive a total of nearly $200,000 in funding for tree care and tree planting projects through the California ReLeaf 2012 Urban Forestry and Education Grant Program.  Individual grants range from $2,700 to $10,000.   The grant recipients are...
  6. Vote for Us to Receive a Grant from Chase!

    We’re competing with charities nationwide for grants ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 from the Chase Community Giving program. You can help ensure our success by simply voting for California ReLeaf through the Chase Community Giving program on Facebook.   Through the utilization of social media networks, the Chase Community Giving...
  7. Google Maps Engine for Nonprofits

    Has your organization been surveying your community’s forest? Would you like to start mapping that information? Google offers a great grant opportunity that might help!   Google Maps Engine is for organizations who have lots of raster and vector data and are excited to use the cloud-based infrastructure to store,...
  8. US Forest Service Chief Visits Urban Releaf

    Date: Monday, August 20, 2012, 10:30am – 12:00pm Location: 3268 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, California Hosted by: Urban Releaf Contact: Joann Do, (510) 552-5369 cell, info@urbanreleaf.org   US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell will be visiting Oakland on Monday,August 20, 2012 to view Urban Releaf’s greening and community building efforts....