The 2024 Healing the Planet Grant Program, funded by the The GIANT Company, aims to invest in tree plantings across The GIANT Company’s operating areas in Pennsylvania. Trees provide numerous benefits to the environment, water, and air quality as well as health benefits and an enhanced overall quality of life for all Pennsylvanians. Applications will be accepted for up to $4,000. A list of criteria for eligible projects can be found below. Applications will be accepted online only until July 1, 2024 at 4:00 PM EST. All trees planted must be native to Pennsylvania.

The Review and Selection Committees’ decisions are final. Due to the sheer volume of applications, we cannot give feedback on individual applications and scores. Thank you for all you do to keep your community clean and beautiful.

The 2024 applications is now closed. Grant winners will be announced in early August 2024. All applicants will be informed of their application outcome at this time.

Resources:

For grant questions, please contact Heidi Pedicone, Director of Programs for Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful at hpedicone@keeppabeautiful.org or 724-836-4121 ext. 109.

GRANT TIMELINE
  1. Grant will open on June 1, 2024. Online submissions only. No applications will be accepted by post or email.
  2. All grant applications and supplemental information will be accepted until July 1, 2024 4:00 PM EST. No exceptions.
  3. Grant winners will be announced in August 2024. All applicants will be informed of their application outcome at this time. All decisions of the grant committee are final.
  4. Projects must be completed by November 30, 2024.
  5. A completed final report including photos must be submitted by December 13, 2024.
This is a competitive grant program with intent to provide support for diverse community improvement projects across The Giant Company’s operating area in Pennsylvania.
GRANT/PROJECT ELIGIBILITY
  • Applicants can be any tax-exempt organization including nonprofit organizations, conservation districts, schools, churches, local and county governments, etc. EIN must be provided.
  • Eligible projects must be located in areas where The GIANT Company operates stores within Pennsylvania. Applicants can reside outside of the target locations but the project MUST be in the below locations. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.

    Pennsylvania: Adams, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Snyder, Union and York counties.

  • Eligible projects must be shovel ready with any required permits already secured. Eligible projects include tree planting and direct costs relating to tree planting. All applicants must have prior successful tree planting experience.
  • View Frequently Asked Questions about the grant (.pdf).
  • Download the grant program guidelines here (.pdf).
HOW TO APPLY

The 2024 applications is now closed. Grant winners will be announced in early August 2024. All applicants will be informed of their application outcome at this time.

GRANT MANAGEMENT/ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

All organizations awarded will be asked to sign an agreement with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, outlining requirements and expectations. The grant agreement will outline all project requirements that will be submitted at the end of the grant period in an online format. Photos will also be required. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will provide each awardee with a sample release template and requirements for appropriate and agreed upon recognition of The GIANT Company and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. Recognition could include local press releases, inclusion in educational materials, and/or signage. All items are to be approved by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and The GIANT Company prior to release of such materials.

MEDIA TOOLKIT

The 2024 Media Toolkit is coming soon!

FINAL PROJECT REPORT FORM
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