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TD Green Space Grant Information

TD Green Space Grants support green infrastructure development, tree planting, forestry stewardship, and community green space expansion as a way to advance environmental and economic benefits toward a low-carbon economy. Through the program, municipalities in the United States and Canada are eligible to receive $20,000 (USD) – $25,000 (CAD) grants in support of local forestry projects in areas of great need within a community.

The 2023 theme for the program is, “Using Green Infrastructure to Cool Vulnerable Neighborhoods”

TD Bank Group is supporting this program through its corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, which aspires to help create a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow.

To be eligible for a TD Green Space Grant, your project must take place within TD’s footprint in the United States or Canada, with priority being given to projects in areas that primarily serve low- to moderate-income residents or take place in underserved communities. A list of eligible states and provinces can be found within the Eligibility Requirements.

For communities applying within the U.S., preference will be given to currently recognized Tree City USA communities or those interested in becoming a Tree City USA community over the next calendar year.

Questions? Contact the grants administrator at .


Evaluation Process

TD Green Space Grant applications will be reviewed and evaluated by representatives from the Arbor Day Foundation and TD based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation

    Demonstrates an understanding of the purpose of the TD Green Space Grant program, which is also evident in how the program seeking funding promotes innovative practices and tools in community urban forestry and green space management. Special consideration will be given to those projects that address the current year's program theme, “Using Green Infrastructure to Cool Vulnerable Neighborhoods”

  • Partnership and Community Involvement

    Demonstrates ability to involve the community, corporate sector, other nonprofit organizations and volunteers in the program. Projects that exemplify these criteria would include community or school engagement events like educational fairs, public trainings, art projects, hands-on learning experiences, etc. Projects are also encouraged to engage diverse communities.

  • Technical Training/Expertise

    The municipality, together with local partners, is committed to the training and continuing education of community staff and volunteers through workshops, accreditation, conferences, etc. Expertise is also present or can be sought to guide the municipality in its efforts.

  • Media Outreach and Signage

    A commitment to publicize the program, the Arbor Day Foundation, and TD through a community engagement event.

  • Project Maintenance

    A maintenance plan is in place to ensure survivability of new trees.

  • Program Evaluation

    Ability to provide key metrics around green space and canopy acres expanded, while also tracking and producing priority reporting concerning trees planted, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction, and additional ecosystem services created through funded programs and projects.

  • Fiscal Responsibility

    Proposed project budget shows organization’s fiscal responsibility and integrity with regards to financial stewardship.