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Host a Yard Tree Giveaway

Host a free yard tree giveaway by becoming a community partner. Community partners work with TreePhilly to host giveaway events each spring and fall.


The Community Yard Tree Giveaway program empowers Philadelphia nonprofits to green their neighborhood! Through this program, community groups partner with us to host tree giveaway events in their neighborhoods. TreePhilly provides FREE trees, event support, mulch, education, and a $200-500 grant award. Partners are responsible for hosting and promoting the event and connecting with their community.

We release the Community Yard Tree Giveaway Grant application in January and August each year. Check out our blog to see the most recent application instructions and deadline.

Spring 2020
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How does my group become a Community Partner?

Is your group interested in our Community Yard Tree Giveaway Program? Apply through our grant application, available before each fall and spring giveaway season. We accept applications each January for the following spring and each August for the following fall. Any group that serves Philadelphians on a not-for-profit basis is a potential partner. Groups are also welcome to apply together on joint applications. For example, the neighborhood CDC could partner with a local business association. To apply for the Grant, community partners must have an organization with 501(c)(3) status as a fiscal sponsor. If your group does not have 501(c)(3) status, you can partner with another group that does to host a giveaway.

Grant applications are updated each season. To receive the grant application each season, email treephilly@phila.gov with your name and contact info, as well as your groups name and info.
You may also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to be one of the first to find out when we release the grant.


Fall 2019 Grants

2019 proved to be our most successful community partner giveaway season to date! In the Fall, we gave away 22 grants to 38 community organizations. That brings our 2019 season total to 1955 trees distributed in 42 of Philadelphia’s 48 zip codes. Groups were granted between 25 and 100 trees, as well as mulch, educational materials, and up to $500. We could not have accomplished this without our amazing community partners. The following groups hosted their own yard tree giveaways through our Community Yard Tree Giveaway program.