Trees make
good neighbors.


In addition to providing gear, publicity, and promotional materials, Alliance for Community Trees supports local organizations during October with National NeighborWoods® Month Mini-Grants and Giveaways.

2014 NeighborWoods® Mini-Grants

Amount: $500

Deadline: All NeighborWoods Mini-grants have been distributed.

Eligibility: Current ACTrees member organizations. Not yet a member, join now!

The purpose of the Mini-Grant is to help ACTrees member organizations make their National NeighborWoods® Month events memorable and successful. Grants enable an organization to host a more successful event, rather than be the determining factor in whether an event is organized. Eligible events get the public involved during October in tree planting, care, or education, and are branded as National NeighborWoods® Month events.

Envision the mini-grant as a way to accomplish something extra. We encourage you to focus on marketing, media, and elevating the quality or visibility of your event.

Eligible Uses
Suggested uses include:

  • Design and print posters, banners, and other promotional items.
  • Order more 10th Anniversary T-Shirts or design and print your own
  • Pay for a media service to disseminate press releases to get coverage for your event. (One example is U.S. Newswire)
  • Hire a professional photographer or videographer to document your event.
  • Pay for a sign-maker to print your logo or local sponsor’s logo onto the National NeighborWoods® Month banner.
  • Create awards or recognition for elected leaders, volunteers, or partners involved in your events.
  • Make your event kid-friendly and inviting to the whole community: provide games, a babysitter, a children’s entertainer, music, etc.
  • Or other strategic one-time investment that will help you make a bigger splash and draw more attention for your National NeighborWoods® Month events.

Ineligible Uses
Grant funds are not permitted to be used for:

  • Personnel, including salaries and benefits.
  • General office expenses, equipment, capital expenses, and overhead.
  • Plant materials and planting supplies.
  • Food.

2014 Corona Cares Tool Grants

Amount: Tool Set valued at $1000

Eligibility: Current ACTrees member organizations. Not yet a member, join now!

To celebrate this special 10th anniversary of National NeighborWoods® Month, Corona Tools is giving away tree tools! Register your NeighborWoods® events by August 31, 2014 for a chance to win $1000 worth of tools from Corona Tools. Each registered event counts as one entry, so register multiple events to increase your odds (maximum of 5). Nine ACTrees members will be chosen by lottery to win a package of tree planting and care tools. Winners will receive the tools by October 1st for use during National NeighborWoods® Month.

Winners Announced: See who won!

Tec Labs Tecnu Giveaway

IMG_20140905_123536Invasive species can strangle trees and impede the growth of natives. You can do your part in promoting a healthy tree canopy by organizing an invasive species removal. Submit your event as part of National NeighborWoods® Month by September 19th for a chance to win a Tecnu bag full of goodies for poison oak and ivy relief from our sponsors Tec Labs.

Prize: Bag of Tecnu products including Tecnu Calagel anti-itch package, poison oak and ivy oil remover, poison ivy scrub, first aid gel, anti itch spray with scar prevention and a Tecnu winter cap

Eligibility: Any event posted that involves invasive species removal will be eligible to win the prize!

Winner: Congrats Forterra for winning the prize!