FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frequently Asked Questions: The Grant Application

Frequently Asked Questions: The Grant Application (Download PDF)

What are Tree For Me grants designed to support?

Grants are designed to help you engage your community in your Tree For Me events.TFM grants are not program funding grants. They are meant to help your organization expand its reach and engage residents.

I’m an individual interested in starting an organization and hosting Tree

For Me, can I apply for the grant? You can partner with a non-profit agency with a charitable number that will be the lead applicant. Your proposal will need to have an event plan and a volunteer recruitment plan (see the application overview).

Are organizations responsible for identifying planting locations?

No, but you should have a basic idea of what participation in activities such as these has been like in the past to be able to estimate the likely response to your event.

Does the grant application have to identify residents willing to take a tree?

No, but you should have a basic idea of what participation in activities such as these has been like in the past to be able to estimate the likely response to your event.

Who can apply for additional funding?

Applicants who require extra financial support to support their capacity to get their event off the ground can apply for additional funding.

What type of activities are eligible for additional funding?

Activities that increase the cost of hosting Tree For Me are eligible. These can include translation/interpretation services, staff time (e.g., if you require staff to be available to assist with registrations), rental spaces, honorariums, etc. We ask applicants to provide a rationale and a proposed budget when applying for additional funding.

What is the decision-making process?

Decisions for Tree For Me grants will be made as applications are submitted. Thus, we encourage groups to apply as early as possible to get a head start on their event planning. A follow-up phone call to learn more about your organization and capacity to host an event may be required before a decision can be made.

What is considered “Private Land”?

For the purposes of the Tree For Me grant, private land is defined as lands not owned or managed by the City of Toronto for public use, rather private lands are lands managed by individuals, institutions or corporations considered as residential, industrial, commercial or institutional land use.

Can a school or youth group apply?

YES! We love seeing youth get involved in Tree For Me.

What other opportunities are there in addition to the grant?

The Foundation’s Making Trees Count grants are aimed at organizations looking to fund an existing program or start a new one. TPTF also hosts occasional learning opportunities. We also act as a funding partner for organizations looking to fundraise for park improvements.

How can I find out what the tree canopy in my neighbourhood is?

Frequently Asked Questions: The Grant Application (Download PDF)

 

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