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Grant Opportunities: Fruit Tree Planting Foundation: Orchard Grant Program

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Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is seeking applications for its Orchard Grant Program.

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water.

FTPF programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as community gardens, public schools, city/state parks, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries.

If selected for an orchard donation, FTPF will provide high-quality fruit trees and shrubs, organic soil amendments, equipment, planting volunteers, and on-site orchard design work, horticultural workshops, and aftercare training—with the goal of improving the surrounding environment and providing a source of healthy nutrition for the community. They also help coordinate all aspects of the planting, and offer an educational experience for volunteers interested in learning more about tree planting. Free community arboricultural workshops are also available the day of the planting.

Eligibility Criteria
  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or registered NGO
  • Government entity
  • Public school or university
  • Private nonprofit school or university
  • Other
Requirements
  • Recipients must be nonprofits, NGOs, public schools, or government entities serving a charitable purpose. Most of their programs are implemented in the U.S., however, they do consider international projects as well.
  • Recipients must be fully committed to caring for the trees in perpetuity with a clear goal to use the orchard to further their charitable mission.
  • Recipients must have a horticulturally appropriate planting site, capable of hosting a grove of fruit trees at approximately 15 ft. intervals. The minimum number of trees varies from program to program, however, a ballpark minimum is around 15-20 trees. Thei application helps evaluate all the appropriate site factors.
  • Recipients must either:
    • own the planting site,
    • have a long-term lease in place, or
    • work with a nonprofit or government entity that owns the planting site with a long-term usage agreement in place.
  • The orchard must have a reliable source of year-round irrigation nearby.
  • Recipients must help coordinate the attendance of local volunteers on planting day. Orchard stewardship is maximized when local volunteers are involved.
Criteria

Recipients must be nonprofits, public or nonprofit schools, or government entities that:

  • own the planting site (or have long-term arrangements to remain at the planting site),
  • are committed to caring for the trees in perpetuity,
  • have a source of irrigation nearby,
  • and can help coordinate local volunteers to join us on the day of planting.

For more information, visit FTPF.

For more information, visit https://www.ftpf.org/apply

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