Environment Committee Community Grants
2023 Grants for Green Community Projects
Once again, the Environment Committee of Weavers Way is offering small grants to community groups. This year we are giving preference to those grant applications which attempt to counteract climate change, such as planting trees and replacing lawn or turf with native plants, which benefit pollinators and birds.
Local community groups are invited to apply. Preference for awards will be given to those groups located close to Co-op stores and in underserved neighborhoods.
Funds are awarded each year for clearly identifiable public purposes which result in a tangible environmental improvement for the community through education and/or gardening projects. Funds may be used for such projects as planting native trees and herbaceous plants, garden equipment and the enhancement of parks. Some environmentally based educational programs, especially those focused on climate change, may be funded through this program.
Grant amounts range from $100 to $500, depending upon the available funds and the number of qualified applicants. The Environment Committee hosts electronic recycling events to raise funds for these grants. Since electronic recycling is our main source of income, the Committee is grateful to those in the community who have contributed to these events.
Applications may be downloaded here and printed. Completed applications may be dropped off in the Environment Committee mailbox on the second floor of the Mt. Airy store or sent to Environment Committee, Weavers Way Co-op, 559 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119.
Applications must be received by Friday, March 3, 2023. Applicants will be informed within a month of the deadline if they have been selected. Grantees are then obliged to submit a report with receipts describing how the money was spent by Nov. 1, 2023.