Environment

Trees, Rivers + Land

We fund organizations that promote tree canopy expansion, river water restoration and land acquisition in the urban core.

Short-term Outcomes

  • Citizens are mobilized to enhance, expand, and protect the urban tree canopy
  • Public access rivers and tributaries have improved water quality
  • There is preserved land in areas with insufficient open space

Recent Grants From This Area

Recipient

Amount

Date

Purpose

  • Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

    Amount Awarded: $200,000

    Date Awarded: Dec. 2018

    To enhance FGRP’s ability to focus on community engagement and environmental justice through parks and trees.

  • Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited

    Amount Awarded: $10,000

    Date Awarded: Feb. 2018

    Supporting the creation of a new strategic plan.

  • Kids' Food Basket

    Amount Awarded: $100,000

    Date Awarded: Dec. 2017

    To preserve historical farmland within Grand Rapids' urban core.