Environment Committee Community Grants

2020 Grants for Green Community Projects

The Weavers Way Environment Committee invites community groups from the surrounding areas in Mt. Airy, Ambler, Chestnut Hill, Germantown, Glenside, Roxborough, Fort Washington, East Falls, Blue Bell, Elkins Park, and Flourtown 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 2, 2020. 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, 2020.