2019 Grants for Green Community Projects
The Weavers Way Environment Committee invites community groups from the surrounding areas in Mt. Airy, Germantown, East Falls, West Oak Lane, Roxborough, Ambler and Chestnut Hill to submit proposals for grants. Grant funds are awarded each year for clearly identifiable public purposes resulting in a tangible environmental improvement for the community. Most grants are awarded for public purposes that benefit the environment through education and/or gardening projects. Funds may be used for such projects as planting trees and herbaceous plants, garden equipment and enhancement of parks. Some environmentally based educational programs have also been funded through this program. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate efforts to address climate change.
Grant amounts range from $100 to $500, depending upon the available funds and the number of qualified applicants. The Environment Committee hosts Electronic Recycling twice a year and runs the Terracycle recycling program for the Co-op in order to raise funds for these grants. Since those events are our sole sources of income, the Committee is grateful to those in the community who have contributed.
Applications and guidelines are available from the Environment Committee mailbox on the second floor of Weavers Way Mt. Airy, located at 559 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119, as well as at the Chestnut Hill and Ambler stores. They also may be downloaded and printed here. Return forms to the mailbox, or mail them to the committee at the Carpenter Lane address.
Applications must be received by Monday, March 4, 2019. Anyone requesting a grant will learn within a month of the deadline if they have been selected. Grantees are then obliged to submit a report with receipts describing exactly how the money was spent on Nov. 1, 2019.
2018 Grant Recipients
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.