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Tree Fund - Tree Research & Education Endowment Fund

AKA TREE Fund

Naperville, IL

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Tree Fund - Tree Research & Education Endowment Fund

Also Known As:
TREE Fund
Physical Address:
Naperville, IL 60540 
EIN:
37-1018692
Web URL:
www.treefund.org
Blog URL:
www.treefund.org
Leadership:
M. Janet Bornancin
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Fiscal Year Starting: Jan 1, 2010
Fiscal Year Ending: Dec 31, 2010
Revenue
Total Revenue $636,113
Expenses
Total Expenses $593,018

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Basic Organization Information

Tree Fund - Tree Research & Education Endowment Fund

Also Known As:
TREE Fund
Physical Address:
Naperville, IL 60540 
EIN:
37-1018692
Web URL:
www.treefund.org 
Blog URL:
www.treefund.org 
NTEE Category:
T Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking 
T30 Public Foundations 
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 
C12 Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution 
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 
C36 Forest Conservation 
Ruling Year:
1977 
How This Organization Is Funded:
Special Events - $518,000
Contributions - $147,428
Investment Income - $58,800

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Mission Statement

We support sustainable communities and environmental stewardship by funding research, scholarships and education programs essential to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry

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Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. November, 2013)

M. Janet Bornancin

Term:

Since July 2005

Profile:

Experienced in the area of organization development, fundraising and grant making.  Ms. Bornancin has developed her expertise through over thirty years of experience in education, fundraising and not for profit leadership positions.  Her not for profit experience includes work with all levels of employees and volunteers in a wide variety of organizations in the public and private sector.  Her positions have included Executive Director of a Social Service organization, Board member of the Illinois Governor's Task Force on Human Service Reform, Founder of two court service programs and on the Board of Governors of the Illinois Lincoln Series.   M. Bornancin's previous grant making experiences include serving as Founding President of The Junior League of DuPage and Kane Counties in Illinois, the Junior League of Chicago and Chairman of the Local Area Network for Children and Adolescents.  She is certified by the Center for Creative Leadership, the Grant Maker's Institute of the Donor's Forum and has presented to the Association for Fundraising Professionals annual conference attendees.

Leadership Statement:

The TREE Fund is driven by a passion for trees. Our focus is on the urban forests of our world and those who care for them. Arboriculture is the science and art of caring for a tree. The urban forest is the whole, made up of the individual trees in our yards, parks and which line our community streets. You reap the benefits of healthy urban trees, which include cooler and cleaner air, storm water run off management, and their beauty.



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Program: Hyland R. Johns Grant Program

Budget:
$25,000
Category:
Science & Technology
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

Hyland R. Johns Grants support multi-year research projects (two to five years in duration). Grants may support expenses over multiple years, but no more than one grant can be awarded to any project. Grant award amounts may vary from the amount requested, depending on the adjudged value of the project relative to the needs of the arboricultural industry. Grants range from $7,500 to $25,000.

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Program: John Z. Duling Grant Program

Budget:
$10,000
Category:
Science & Technology
Population Served:
Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Program Description:

The goal of the John Z. Duling Grant Program is to provide seed money or partial support for research and technology transfer projects that advance arboricultural knowledge and address topics that have the potential of benefiting the everyday work of arborists. Projects are expected to be completed within one to three years. Grant award amounts will vary depending on the adjudged value of the project relative to the needs of the arboriculture community. Awards are limited to a maximum of $10,000 and no project will receive more than one award from this program.

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Program: Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship

Budget:
$12,000
Category:
Environment
Population Served:
Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Program Description:

This scholarship provides up to four (4) scholarships of $3,000 each for college students studying arboriculture, urban forestry or a related field with the intention of entering the profession of arboriculture.

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Program: John Wright Memorial Scholarship

Budget:
$2,000
Category:
Education
Population Served:
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Program Description:

A $2,000 John Wright Memorial Scholarship is available for high school seniors and returning college students interested in a career in arboriculture. Established in 2008 by the Wright Tree Service, Des Moines, IA(jwmscholarhistory.htm) and funded through their generosity, the intent of this award is to enable undergraduate-level students to attend college without accumulating burdensome debt. Deadline for applications is June 15th.

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Program: Jack Kimmel International Grant

Budget:
$10,000
Category:
Science & Technology
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

The Jack Kimmel International Grant, championed by the Canadian TREE Fund, honors the late Jack Kimmel who was the former director of parks for the City of Toronto. He is remembered for his contribution of 46 years of active leadership to the ISA and its Ontario chapter. Jack Kimmel Grants will provide much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Grants an average of $200,000 annually to Universities for the advancement of the science of tree care and scholarships. Facilitated the Million Trees NY arboriculture training program collaboration between Asplundh Tree Expert Co., Bartlett Tree Experts, The Davey Tree Expert Company and STIHL Inc., serving young adults from the 5 boroughs of NYC. All of the participating companies donated their goods and services to the program totaling over $100000 of in-kind support given. Our signature fundraiser, STIHL Tour des TREES, www.stihltourdestrees.org(http://www.stihltourdestrees.org) raised over $500K in 2011. Goals for 2012 include increasing our grant programs, scholarship programs and diversifying our revenue streams.

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