Trees for Climate Health - Project Application
Thank you for your time filling out this form. The overarching goal of this project is to support the growing of 10 million trees by 2025. This will inform our team of the specifics of the catalytic tree restoration projects you are working on in the world. Please use this form to submit specific details about your project to be considered for funding. If you have any questions whatsoever or are having trouble filling out this form, please contact the LIFT team by emailing erin@lifteconomy.com. By filling out this form, you give us permission to share relevant information with other philanthropic entities that might be interested in joining this tree planting campaign.

FAQ: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u8Sm5jS7DJqTUORCk8hpa5l4cDmXfqAE/view?usp=sharing
Email address *
Name of person to contact *
Phone # of person to contact *
Name of Project *
Short descriptive project name. ie. "Project to plant coconut trees for food security in Havana, Cuba" or "Reforesting After Pine Beetle Loss"
Name of Organization *
ie. "Right Tree Reforestation Nonprofit"
Website address
Please help us by providing us a link to any public-facing site describing your organization or specific project, or if not available please write N/A
Project Description *
Please describe your project, preferably in 6-8 sentences, explaining who is involved, history of the project, objectives of the project, timeline, and funding need. (ie. Project to plant australian sandalwood trees for food security in Australia, timber and aromatic oils in burned areas. In 2019-2020 Australia experienced devastating fires and school children have expressed interest in planting trees as a result. This project will be organized in collaboration with school children who will make products out of the sandalwood oil to raise awareness about the need for trees and will assist in the planting. We require $25K USD to plant our first 25,000 trees and hope to scale to 100K in year 2021)
Total Amount of Funding Requested *
Number of trees to be planted with the total amount of requested funds *
Based on the funding you've requested, how many trees would be planted base on the amount? For Example $1,000 in total funding would plant $1,000 trees at the cost of $1.00 per tree.
What is the cost per tree for this project?
This is calculated by summing up the total cost of the project (including administration, overhead, monitoring and evaluation) and dividing it by the # of trees planted.
If applicable, please share the specific cost per tree and anything you'd like to elaborate regarding what affects cost per tree and/or your ability to monitor this effectively.
Please include overhead in the cost per tree. This is calculated by summing up the total cost of the project (including administration, overhead, monitoring and evaluation) and dividing it by the # of trees planted.
What % of total project resources flow to frontline communities?
"Frontline communities are defined here as those that experience “first and worst” the consequences of climate change. These are communities of color and low-income, whose neighborhoods often lack basic infrastructure to support them and who will be increasingly vulnerable as our climate deteriorates. These are Native communities, whose resources have been exploited, and laborers whose daily work or living environments are polluted or toxic." (Source: https://ecotrust.org/centering-frontline-communities/)
If applicable, please elaborate on how resources flow to frontline communities including what percentages of your project budget goes to frontline communities.
What % of tree planting is done by frontline communities?
Please elaborate on any other details that might be helpful for us with regards to tree planting and the involvement of frontline communities.
In what region is the project planting trees?
Please share the specific city or county and country where your tree planting project is located:
(ie Gazi Bay, Kenya)
How does this project mitigate urban heat island effect?
Urban heat island (UHI) effect occurs when an urban area or metropolitan area is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities, primarily modification of land surfaces from natural greenspaces to concrete and manmade buildings and secondarily from waste heat generation. Replanting trees in urban areas can mitigate this effect. Please describe the impact with "High Impact" being the project is located in a major city experiencing urban heat island effect and "No Impact" being your project is located in a rural area and does not impact an urban area directly.
If applicable, please share the specific ways this project mitigates urban heat island effect.
What are the survival rates for this project?
If applicable, please share the specific survival rates and anything you'd like to elaborate about what affects tree survival rates and/or your ability to monitor this effectively.
(ie. Conservatively, our published survival rates are 75% but in actuality our survival rates are more like 82%. We partner with University of Vermont for monitoring purposes)
What is the relative carbon sequestion rate for the trees planted in this project?
The rate of carbon sequestration depends on the growth characteristics of the tree species, the conditions for growth where the tree is planted, and the density of the tree's wood. Please do your best to estimate the carbon sequestration rate potential on a scale of Low to Highest with 1 ton carbon / tree / 10 years being on the Highest end and one tenth of a ton of carbon/ tree / 10 years being on the lower end. Many projects may not have this level of detail. That is OK. Do your best to estimate and you can elaborate below.
If applicable, please share the specific carbon sequestration per tree (i.e., 1 ton / tree / 10 years) and anything you'd like to elaborate about what affects carbon sequestration and/or your ability or intentions to monitor this effectively
What functions / co-benefits will the trees planted serve?
Please check all that apply and add any functions that we have not captured in the "Other" category. Obviously many trees will serve multiple functions.
If applicable, please share any specifics about the types of trees and the particular functions of the trees you are selecting to plant in the communities you serve
What is the structure of the organization managing the project?
Please select the best applicable answer to best describe the structure of your organization. If your project does not neatly fit into one of these categories, please contact us.
What type of effort(s) best describes this project?
Some projects may have aspects of both. This is OK. Please select all that apply.
How can you describe the potential for this project to scale up?
This question seeks to help us better understand the potential for growth. Highest growth potential would mean you have hundreds of folks available to grow the program with appropriate resources and training and low growth potential would mean that there is neither space nor human capacity to grow your existing program size. Please do your best and/or leave blank if this question is too vague to answer.
How can you describe the potential for this project to impact government policy?
We recognize that governmental policy plays an outsized role in the forest area of our communities. In this case Highest impace might look like a project that directly influences and changes governmental policy whereas a low policy impact would mean your tree planting would occur with no involvement of the local government body.
If your project does have the potential to impact policy, please explain how and why.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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