New Grant Program for ACTrees Member Organizations

Alliance for Community Trees is pleased to announce the Alliance for Community Trees People’s Garden Grants, a new program designed to explore and deepen the connections between community trees and urban agriculture. Now in their pilot year, the ACTrees People’s Garden Grants will promote the connections between trees and urban agriculture by supporting the planting of shade trees to shelter and protect community gardens, and fruit and nut trees to serve as food resources for surrounding communities.

The total sum of grant awards is $125,000, which will be distributed in grants of up to $5,000 each to awardees. Applications are due January 31, 2012.  Inquiries may be directed to

An informational webcast on December 15 at 1pm EST will feature additional background and details about the grants, as well as time for Q&A.