TREE Fund has awarded more than $4.5 million in grants since 2002. The fall cycle of grants is listed below. Before applying for a grant, read the guidelines provided in the “Read More” links. Contact TREE Fund directly should you have questions or require additional information about these grant programs.

John Z. Duling Grant Program

Provides start-up or seed funding to support innovative research and technology transfer projects.

Award amount: up to $25,000 (minimum $10,000)

100-Word Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) accepted August 1 to Sept. 15, 2020

For approved LOIs only, applications accepted August 1 to Oct. 1, 2020

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Jack Kimmel International Grant Program

Provides funding for arboriculture research by applicants working primarily outside of the United States.

Award amount: up to $10,000 (minimum $5,000)

100-Word Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) accepted August 1 to Sept. 15, 2020

For approved LOIs only, applications accepted August 1 to Oct. 1, 2020

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Safe Arborist Techniques Fund Grant Program

Supports original research that creates a safer work environment for people working in the tree care industry and the general public they serve.

Award amount: up to $15,000 (minimum $5,000)

100-Word Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) accepted August 1 to Sept. 15, 2020

For approved LOIs only, applications accepted August 1 to Oct. 1, 2020

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Bob Skiera Memorial Fund Building Bridges Initiative Grant Program

Supports projects which will help arborists and urban foresters communicate the value of trees and urban forests on a global basis through technology transfer and engagement with developers, builders, civil engineers, city planners, elected officials and other policymakers.

Award amount: up to $30,000 (minimum $10,000)

100-Word Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) accepted August 1 to Sept. 15, 2020

For approved LOIs only, applications accepted August 1 to Oct. 1, 2020

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Barborinas Family Fund Grant Program

Supports projects focused on tree production, planting techniques, and the improvement of tree varieties for urban conditions, to focus on investigations into root science.

Award amount: up to $10,000 (minimum $5,000)

100-Word Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) accepted August 1 to Sept. 15, 2020

For approved LOIs only, applications accepted August 1 to Oct. 1, 2020

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