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NC Legacy Tree Fund


The purpose of the NCUFC Legacy Tree Fund is to provide financial assistance to communities across North Carolina for tree planting projects that help educate North Carolina citizens about the importance of trees and the role they play in improving air and water quality, reducing energy costs, increasing real estate values, providing wildlife habitat, and creating opportunities for residents to relax and enjoy nature. 


Each year, the NCUFC awards grants to community groups, civic associations, block clubs, garden clubs, and other non-profit organizations for urban forestry projects involving tree planting.


Plant Your Legacy!


Your tax-deductible donation to the Legacy Tree Fund can make all the difference in protecting our urban tree canopy.


Your dollars will directly fund tree planting programs across North Carolina. Click here to download the  form to donate by check or make a convenient, secure donation online.


Past Recipients:

2010 - Town of Norwood

2011 - City of Sanford

2012 - Town of Black Mountain and Cumberland County Schools, Ben Martin Elementary

2013 - Keep Durham Beautiful and City of New Bern

2014 - Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful, City of Wilson, and City of Raleigh

2015 - Greater Bath Foundation, Greenville ReLeaf, Asheville Greenworks, Town of Laurel Park

2016 - TreesCharlotte, Sustainable Sandhills, City of Durham, Onslow County


We are curretly accepting applications for 2017. Deadline to submit a proposal is April 30, 2017 by 5:00 PM.


Click here to download the Grant Guidlines and Request for Proposal