Supporting community planting for long-term benefits

Since 1992, Tree Canada has greened more than 730 municipalities, Indigenous communities and business improvement areas.

Eligible projects receive funding up to $10,000 to cover the cost of purchasing and planting trees and shrubs, site preparation, tree maintenance, planting materials and developing education materials.

We accept a wide range of project proposals such as heat island mitigation projects, biodiversity corridors, stormwater retention, invasive species control, riparian planting, park and street tree plantings, and more.

Benefits of Green Communities

Urban forests help address the challenges brought on by climate change. For more benefits of urban forests, visit our Compendium of Best Urban Forest Management Practices.

Improved Health

Promotes mental well-being and reduces stress, heart rate and blood pressure.

Cooler Cities

Reduces the urban heat island effect by lowering temperatures in cities.

Economic Benefits

Helps create attractive business districts and improve visitors’ perceptions of them.


How It Works

After a grant is awarded, Tree Canada offers logistical support from our national office and on-the-ground support from one of our community advisors. These specialists provide guidance, support and recommendations to help ensure the success of your project.

Application Period

Grant applications are accepted from October to early December the year before project implementation. We inform applicants by the following March if their project has received a grant or not, and most projects are expected to be completed that same year.


Tree Canada supports greening projects wherever people live, work or play. Treemendous Communities funding is available to Canadian municipalities, Indigenous communities, business improvement associations, non-profit organisations and community groups.


Up to $10,000 per project

Did you know?

We’ve consolidated the most important information about this grant in the form of a Frequently Asked Questions page.

Read the FAQ

Hear from a Past Grant Recipient

“Tree Canada’s grant was instrumental in helping our organization to plant poplars in our provincial park for the first time. It provided critical funding to support the purchase of vegetation, equipment and supplies for outreach initiatives, which not only helped us to get native trees in the ground but engage the public in the issue. We are grateful!”

–  Shana Barbour, Social Enterprise and Stewardship Manager, Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary, Alberta

Our Other Grants

Edible Trees

Grant amount: up to $10,000

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