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Unrestricted Operating Gifts

Partnerships and restricted endowment gifts provide the financial cornerstones for community engagement events and grant awards, the two most publicly visible components of TREE Fund’s annual activities. Grant awards and events only take place a few times per year, while TREE Fund staff members, contractors and consultants work behind-the-scenes throughout the year to ensure those public activities are successful.

Unrestricted operating gifts support the year-round needs of the organization, allowing management the flexibility and resources needed to embrace opportunities, address challenges, respond to areas of greatest need, and formulate plans from a position of financial security. These funds are often the most difficult ones to secure simply because they do not have the public “pop” that partnerships and endowment gifts have, though their collective impact is immense and important.

Individuals and businesses alike can make unrestricted operating gifts, knowing with confidence that such support defrays expenses underpinning public programs and grants, thereby increasing the percentage of our funds raised by events and partnerships that can be applied to our mission. Every dollar counts, and gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated.

Make your unrestricted operating gift to TREE Fund by choosing “General Operating Fund” on our online donation page or on the paper donation form that you can download, print and submit via fax (630-369-8382), email, or U.S. mail.

The TREE Fund’s EIN (tax ID number) is 37-1018692.

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The Utility Arborist Research Fund (UARF) has topped $1.0 million, and we will start issuing UARF grants in 2018! Read more here.

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