Other Funding

ACTrees is pleased to highlight funding opportunities that may be of interest to those in the urban greening community. For a full list of grant, award, and similar announcements, visit the Funding Archive.

Tree Campus USA Arbor Day Mini-Award

Deadline: February 29, 2016

In celebration of National Arbor Day on April 29, 2016, the Arbor Day Foundation is offering Tree Campus USA® Mini-Awards to support Arbor Day celebrations this spring! The purpose of the Tree Campus USA Mini-Awards are to encourage or enhance partnerships between local colleges and universities and Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) member organizations.

Hyland R. Johns Grant Program

Deadline: April 1, 2016

Established in 1995 to honor one of the leaders in the arboriculture industry and a founder of the ISA Research Trust, the Hyland R. Johns Grant Program funds longer term research and technology transfer projects that have the potential of benefiting the everyday work of arborists.

EPA’s Urban Waters Small Grants Program

Request for Proposals is OPEN! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for projects that will advance EPA’s water quality and environmental justice goals. Proposed projects will address urban runoff pollution through diverse partnerships that produce multiple community benefits, with emphasis on underserved communities.

Tom’s of Maine – 50 States for Good™ Grants

Deadline: September 30th, 2014

50 States for Good grows grassroots community projects in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Nominate your organization as a nonprofit that’s making a difference for people in your area and the planet. Judges will then review nominations and award $10,000 in Tom’s of Maine sponsorship funding to a grassroots nonprofit in every state and the District of Columbia.   (more…)

Smart Growth America’s Technical Assistance Workshops

Deadline: October 23, 2014

Each year, Smart Growth America makes a limited number of technical assistance workshops available to interested communities for zero cost. This competitive award gives communities a chance to understand the technical aspects of smart growth development through a one- or two-day workshop. (more…)

FY15 Community Forest Program Grants

Deadline: January 16, 2015

The Community Forest Program is a grant program that authorizes the Forest Service to provide financial assistance to local governments, Tribal governments, and qualified nonprofit entities to establish community forests by protecting forest land from conversion to non-forest uses and provide community benefits.


EQT Foundation Environment Grants

Deadline: Quarterly, on the first of February, May, August, and November.

Geographic restriction: Communities in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia.

EQT, an energy technology company, gives grants to environmental conservation efforts in the communities where EQT operates.