Foundation / Corporation
Carla Hardy West Virginia Project CommuniTree (CTree)
In-kind grants of tree planting kits to West Virginia nonprofits, volunteer groups, faith-based organizations, schools, IHEs, and agencies to increase tree canopy cover in urban areas and to reduce pollution in the Potomac Headwaters. Funding is intended to promote planting trees on publicly used lands in the Potomac Highlands. Programs must incorporate the use of volunteers and have an educational component.
“Potomac Highlands” are the eight counties of the eastern panhandle of West Virginia: Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan, Mineral, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, and Pendleton counties.
The goal of the program is to protect rivers and watersheds by reducing stormwater runoff pollution, which will help restore local streams, rivers, and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. Additional goals for CTree include increasing urban tree canopy, fostering an increased awareness of local water quality issues, educating volunteers about the benefits of trees, promoting long-term tree maintenance, and connecting volunteers with their communities.
Projects have the following requirements:
- Must take place on publicly used property in the Potomac Highlands
- Demonstrate strong volunteer and education components
- Document the ecological, social, and environmental benefits of the tree planting
- Fulfill $1,500 contribution through volunteerism or material donations.
GrantWatch ID#: 180670
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Send your application:
By email (preferred) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
By postal service to:
WV Project CommuniTree c/o Cacapon Institute
10 Rock Ford Road
Great Cacapon, WV 25422
Tanner Haid, Urban Watershed Forester
View a map of priority sites: http://www.cacaponinstitute.org/Forestry/priority_sites.htm
USA: West Virginia: Potomac Highlands: Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan, Mineral, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, and Pendleton Counties.