Here are some tips for a great application...

Public Profile. We want you to succeed, and we know you’re motivated to create positive change. Once your project meets our criteria, we know you’re doing important work for your neighborhood, but you still have to convince potential donors! Your words from this application will become your project profile on, so put your best foot forward.

Keep it Compelling. Imagine yourself as the donor and write in a way that would make you feel compelled to donate (or volunteer). Talk about your project in first person (“We will...”) and make people want to get involved.

Focus on People. Talk about the people affected. It’s easier to relate to a human experience than the experience of trees in a park. Talk about how your work affects communities.

Make it Visual. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Be sure to include a great photo with your project or email us one after you've submitted your project.

Ready to apply? Submit your application now. Need more information? Go back and review our criteria.