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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.


TreePhilly’s Community Yard Tree Giveaway program empowers Philadelphia community groups to host free yard tree giveaways in their neighborhoods. Through this program, groups can partner with TreePhilly to help green their neighborhood by distributing trees to neighbors, friends, and families. 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.

See the Spring 2019
Application Here



How does my group become a Community Partner?

Groups interested in becoming community partners with TreePhilly can apply through our Community Yard Tree Giveaway Program grant application, available before each fall and spring giveaway season. Applications are accepted each January for the following spring and each August for the following fall. Any group that serves a Philadelphia community on a not-for-profit basis is a potential community partner for TreePhilly: nonprofits, faith-based organizations, civic associations, CDCs, Tree Tenders groups, local businesses, school associations, and similar organizations. Groups are also welcome to apply together on joint applications (for example, a partnership between the neighborhood CDC and a local business association). To apply for the Community Yard Tree Giveaway 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 Community Yard Tree Giveaway grant application each season, email treephilly@phila.gov with your name and contact info as well as your groups name and info OR follow TreePhilly on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to be one of the first to find out when we release the grant.

To receive our Community Yard Tree Giveaway Grant each season, email treephilly@phila.gov with your name and contact info as well as your groups name and info.
OR, follow TreePhilly on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to be one of the first to find out when we release the grant.


Spring 2018 Grants

Our biggest community-driven outreach ever: in Spring 2018 we gave 13 grants to community organizations across the city–from faith-based organizations, to neighborhood associations, to community development organizations. Groups were granted between 25 and 100 trees, as well as mulch, educational materials, and up to $500. Our community partners this season helped us give away 825 trees in Spring 2018! The following groups hosted their own yard tree giveaways through our Community Yard Tree Giveaway program.

Fall 2017 Grants

In Fall 2017 we gave 10 grants to community groups across the city. Grants consisted of 50 or 100 trees, mulch, educational materials, and $500. Our community partners this season helped us give away 600 trees in Fall 2017! The following groups hosted their own yard tree giveaways through our Community Yard Tree Giveaway Grant.

Spring 2017 Grants

In Spring 2017 we gave away 2 grants to community groups all over the city. Grants consisted of 50 or 100 trees, mulch, educational materials, and $500. Our community partners this season helped us give away 150 trees in Spring 2017! The following community organizations hosted their own yard tree giveaways through our Community Yard Tree Giveaway Grant.

Fall 2016 Grants

In Fall 2016 we gave away 5 grants to community groups all over the city. Our community partners this season helped us give away 400 trees in Fall 2016!

Spring 2016 Grants

In Spring 2016 we gave away 5 grants to community groups all over the city. Grants included 50 or 100 trees, mulch, educational materials, and $500. Our community partners this season helped us give away 400 trees in Spring 2016!

Fall 2015 Grants

In Fall 2015 we gave away 7 grants to community groups all over the city. Because of these fantastic partners, we gave away 550 trees through this program in Fall 2015! Councilman Bobby Henon, UPS, Keep America Beautiful and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful provided additional funds to support this season of giveaways.

Spring 2015 Grants

In Spring 2015 we grew our grant program and gave away 8 grants to community groups all over the city. Grants consisted of 50 or 100 trees, mulch, educational materials, and $500. Because of these fantastic partners, we gave away 575 trees through this program in Spring 2015!

Fall 2014 Grants

In Fall 2014, we provided five Community Yard Tree Giveaway Grants worth 50 trees and $500 to the organizations below. Thanks to their amazing efforts, we exceeded our goal of distributing 250 trees through Community Giveaways, giving out a total of 285!