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Endowment Funds

Preserve the Urban Canopy for Future Generations

Trees provide countless benefits to our communities. However, these benefits are realized only when trees are established and mature. Because trees are such long-lived organisms, meaningful tree research takes time. Endowed funds ensure that such research projects have a source of stable, ongoing financial support to produce scientifically rigorous results.

Ongoing endowment support will help TREE Fund to continue meeting emergent research needs brought on by climate change and rapid increases in global immigration and urbanization. Your investment in our endowment now will help sustain long-term funding for emergent and ongoing tree-related research and education. By supporting one of our priority endowment funds, you will help us meet activation goals that will allow us to begin funding new grants.

TREE Fund’s current priority endowment funds include (click to learn more):

Click to learn more about other TREE Fund endowment funds:

*Funds with asterisks are issuing awards as of 2018.

Donate now or mail a check to:  TREE Fund, 552 S. Washington St. Suite 109, Naperville, IL 60540. For information on establishing a named fund or to make a pledge, contact J. Eric Smith at 630-369-8300 or via e-mail.

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