Fund Your Project

Since 1989, Trees Forever has created nationally-award-winning programs that pool resources from donors and sponsors to fund and assist with needed grassroots projects. We’re also dedicated to working with diverse communities and celebrating cultures through projects that tie to the Trees Forever mission.

Our Trees Forever staff is available to help you plan and develop your planting project, submit your design and application, and even recruit volunteers and plan your planting event. If you have any questions, please call 1-800-369-1269, ext. 110

Below are the programs and application deadlines.  Click each program title for more information about the program and its application process.

 

Program Name, Application Deadline and Brief Description
 
Alliant Energy Branching Out
June 1 and November 1
Grants of $1,000 to $10,000 for community-based tree planting projects in Iowa communities where Alliant Energy provides electric and/or natural gas service.
 
Iowa's Living Roadways Projects
May 15
Reimbursable grants up to $20,000 for the establishment of native plants in the rights of way of roads and trails. Eligible Iowa communities or counties must have populations equal to or less than 10,000.
 
Iowa's Living Roadways Trails Visioning
August 1
Iowa trail groups and/or communities are eligible to apply to receive planning and design services for already established trails.  Four trails are selected for the program each year.
 
Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning
February 27
Iowa Communities with populations equal to or less than 10,000 are eligible to apply to receive planning and design services that encourage visionary and yet strategic thinking about transportation improvements.  Ten communities are selected for the program each year.
 
Black Hills Power of Trees
November 1
Grants of $500 to $7,000 for community-based tree planting projects in Iowa communities that are served by Black Hills Energy.
 
Working Watersheds: Buffers & Beyond
December 31
Planning, planting and maintenance assistance is provided to program participants to implement a water quality project or demonstration site in Iowa. A 50% cost share (up to a maximum of $2,000) is also available to participating landowners.
 
Illinois Buffer Partnership
December 31
Planning, planting and maintenance assistance is provided to program participants to implement a water quality project or demonstration site in Illinois. A 50% cost share (up to a maximum of $2,000) is also available to participating landowners.
 
Pollinator Habitat Conservation
Deadline to be announced
Planning, planting and maintenance assistance is provided to program participants to establish or enhance native planting projects designed to benefit pollinators. A 50% cost share (up to a maximum of $1,000) is also available to participants in either Iowa or Illinois.