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California Releaf Grant

California Releaf

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Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $75,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 28, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: California

Location of residency: California

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California ReLeaf seeks and provides pass-through grants to ReLeaf Network Members and other community groups interested in planting and caring for trees in California. In the past, grant funding has been provided through the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), Region IX of the Environmental Protection Agency and the USDA Forest Service. (see, for example, the Recovery Act Grants of 2009).

The purpose of these programs is to meet the critical need of creating and sustaining healthy communities in California by providing funding for an array of urban forestry efforts that range from education and outreach to tree-planting projects.

Since 1992, California ReLeaf has distributed more than $9 million to nonprofits, local agencies and community-based groups throughout the state for the planting and care of trees on public property, education and outreach projects, green jobs training, and volunteer development. Grant recipients have involved thousands of volunteers in the planting and care of nearly 200,000 trees and have contributed more than $9.8 million in donated goods and services, volunteer time, and matching funds.

The 2016 funding theme was 'Planting with Purpose' and was designed to support projects that combat climate change.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible Applicants are incorporated nonprofit organizations and unincorporated community - based groups (with a fiscal sponsor) located in California.
    • Nonprofit organizations, incorporated and qualified under Internal Revenue Code  501(c)(3), and unincorporated groups (e.g., neighborhood associations, tree advisory boards, beautification commissions, etc.) are eligible to apply for funding under this program.
    • Applicants that are not incorporated as nonprofit organizations must have an incorporated nonprofit organization or a public agency to act as the fiscal sponsor for the project.
    • Public entities, such as cities, counties, and school districts, may serve as a  fiscal sponsor for a project, but may not apply for funds directly
  • See this year's Grant Guidelines for detailed eligibility requirements.