Grants for Green Community Projects
Each year, Weavers Way Environment Committee invites community groups from Philadelphia and the Ambler area to submit proposals for grants to make tangible improvements for the community. These small grants are funded by donations, including those made during Weavers Way Environment Committee’s electronics recycling collections.
Grants may be used for such projects as planting trees and gardens, garden equipment and environmentally focused educational programs, and range from $100 to $400, depending on available funds and number of qualified applicants.
The 2018 grants went to:
- Awbury Arboretum, to buy plants for their pollinator habitat garden.
- Friends of Cloverly Park, to buy native perennials for their garden.
- Edison High School, for a large supply of compost for their students’ garden.
- Friends of Gorgas Park, to buy perennials and soil for their garden.
- Hansberry Garden and Nature Center, to buy cedar posts for their solar panels.
- Junior Creekwatch, for creek monitoring supplies for students.
- Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, for supplies for their students’ rain garden.
- Pomona Cherokee Civic Council, to rebuild their raised-bed community garden.
- Whosoever Gospel Mission, for their garden so the mission's clients can have fresh produce.
- Wissahickon Valley Boys & Girls Club, for supplies for their garden.