Grants for Green Community Projects
Each year, Weavers Way Environment Committee invites community groups from Mt. Airy, Germantown, East Falls, Roxborough, Manayunk and Chestnut Hill to submit proposals for grants to make tangible improvements for the community. These small grants are funded by donations, including those made during Weavers Way Environment Committee’s electronics recycling collections.
Grants may be used for such projects as planting trees and gardens, garden equipment and environmentally focused educational programs, and range from $100 to $400, depending on available funds and number of qualified applicants.
The Environment Committee was able to make grants to 13 organizations for 2017:
- East Falls Tree Tenders
- Waterview Recreation Center
- Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks/Grumblethorpe
- Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
- Families for Houston School
- Roxborough YMCA
- Roxborough Development Corp.
- Whosoever Gospel Mission
- Friends of Gorgas Park
- Historic Germantown
- Teen Leadership Corps of Awbury Arboretum
- Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
- Spiritual Freedom Ministries for the Indigent
The funds are earmarked for planting trees and native shrubs, plants, seeds, material for building a solar food dehydrator, a composter, supplies for a food garden and a rain garden, and supplies for building a poultry coop.