project leader
Sandra A
location
Franklin Boulevard
(Detroit Shoreway)
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the project

Donations to this campaign will bring locally grown trees to homes and businesses in our neighborhood and establish a permanent tool for ordering free or discounted trees for Cleveland residents. Trees will be planted in Detroit Shoreway, Slavic Village, Central-Kinsman, and Glenville neighborhoods.

Using a web tool available from Arbor Day Foundation, home and business owners will be able to map their property, choose the best tree for their location, and find the best place to plant their tree. Trees will then be shipped to your home or available for pickup at tree training workshops where residents can learn more about properly planting and caring for their trees.

This campaign covers the minimum investment of $5,000 to bring Arbor Day Foundation's Community Canopy service to Cleveland. Donations through June 24, 2018 are eligible for 1-to-1 match from the Cleveland Climate Action Fund. Moving forward, local organizations that are part of the Cleveland Tree Coalition are working to secure funding to turn this into a permanent program with the eventual goal of providing free trees to residents in Cleveland.

the steps

July 2018: Funding campaign ends

August 2018: Our project team works with Arbor Day Foundation to customize their Community Canopy website for Cleveland, connect Arbor Day with local tree growers, and engage local tree experts in planning workshops

September 2018: Community Canopy tree-ordering web tool goes live for residents

October 2018–March 2019: Trees planted! Tree workshops for residents

why we're doing it

Today, only about 19% of Cleveland is shaded by trees. Each year, we lose about 6,400 trees (1% of existing tree canopy cover) to old age, lack of proper maintenance, pests, disease, and development. 

It's time to reforest our Forest City! We want to help get Cleveland to 30% tree canopy. Thirty percent tree cover will give us cleaner air and water, provide natural heating and cooling, and beautify our neighborhoods—benefits valued at $42 million per year. Privately owned land makes up the majority of land available for trees in Cleveland and brings these benefits directly to home and business owners.

Today, cities around the country are already using Arbor Day's Community Canopy program, which connects local funds to private landowners who want trees. The most common funder is utilities. This campaign will help Cleveland Tree Coalition show that our community demands trees and will help local organizations secure a permanent source of funding.

budget

Disbursed Budget 8.9.18

Raised = $1,120.00
less ioby Platform Fee $35.00
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $50.23
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $30.14
Total to Disburse = $1,004.63

Original Budget

Trees, $40 each x 125 = $5,000

  • Price includes Arbor Day Foundation Community Canopy mapping website, local tree experts, and locally grown trees


Subtotal = 5,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $250
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $150
Total to raise = $5,435

 

updates

NEORSD donation!

We were fortunate to receive a donation from Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) to take us up to the $5,000 needed. We've now started working with Arbor Day Foundation to pick out trees and refine the web tool for Cleveland residents! More information to come soon, but we're on track for fall planting.

In September, we'll start reaching out to IOBY campaign supporters about how to claim your tree.

THANK YOU for your support!

Cleveland Climate Action Fund match!

Thank you to all of our early donors! Donations that we received up through early April qualified us for a match from the Cleveland Climate Action Fund!

What's more, Cleveland Climate Action Fund announced a second round of funding this spring, giving us another opportunity to match donations! Support received before June 24 can qualify us for another match.

photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • Tori Mills
  • Dro Sohrabian
  • Corina fromTree Loving Oregon
  • Elizabeth Hiser
  • J.Rybka
  • Scott Williams-Riseng
  • Tracy Schwotzer
  • Kevin P.
  • Julana Eakin
  • Debra Shankland
  • Hannah Bidigare-Curtis
  • Beau Daane
  • Anonymous
  • Sandra Albro
  • Anonymous
  • Cathi Lehn
  • Anonymous
  • Keith Geary
  • Jenita Warner
  • Cait