Sacramento, CA (July 9, 2007)- The Sacramento Tree Foundation, a nonprofit celebrating 25 years of building the best urban forest for the Sacramento region, today announced it has received a $85,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation to create a comprehensive online resource for urban forestry. This tool supports the Sacramento Tree Foundation’s Greenprint initiative which has built a regional consensus of 22 cities and 4 counties to build the best urban forest for the region.
The money received will be used to expand the Tree Foundation’s website in order to deliver more resources to elected officials and urban forestry experts looking for examples and tools to optimize the benefits of trees. This expansion will include “Greenprint Online” which “will provide urban forestry professionals examples, guidelines and processes for building an urban forest to deliver the most impact to the communities they serve,” said Ray Tretheway, Executive Director of the Sacramento Tree Foundation. “Urban forests, after all, are for people- to enjoy a cool stroll along a row of red maples and play in the giant leaves of sycamores.”
“The Home Depot Foundation is pleased to be a funding partner with the Sacramento Tree Foundation,” said Kelly Caffarelli, Executive Director of The Home Depot Foundation. “The Tree Foundation has certainly established itself as a national leader in urban forestry. The Home Depot Foundation works with affordable housing and tree-planting organizations across the country to promote livable and healthy communities. By forming partnerships with these organizations, we are furthering our shared mission of creating stronger, more sustainable neighborhoods.”
About The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of local communities by supporting the development of affordable, healthy homes for working families and by the strategic planting and preserving of trees in parks, in schoolyards and along city streets. Since its creation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted nearly $30 million to non-profit organizations, supported the development of more than 40,000 affordable, healthy homes and planted and preserved more than one million community trees. In 2007, The Home Depot Foundation committed to significantly increase its financial support in these two areas by awarding $100 million in grants over the next 10 years, which will result in the development of 100,000 affordable, healthy homes for working families and the planting and preservation of more than 3 million community trees. For more information, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org.
For more information, contact:
Sacramento Tree Foundation
201 Lathrop Way Suite F
Sacramento CA, 95815