Make a donation in honor of the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, with Holden Forests & Gardens’ 5th Annual Arbor Day of Giving.
Join us as we celebrate this milestone anniversary and help us reach our $65,000 goal. To help us along, HF&G Board Member, Roy Minoff, and an anonymous board member have offered to match donations up to $30,000! By supporting Arbor Day of Giving, you are doubling the impact of your donation. I
Your gift advances our mission to connect people with the wonder, beauty, and value of trees and plants, to inspire action for healthy communities.Give Today
Become an HF&G Arbor Day Champion and support our Arbor Day of Giving by creating your own fundraising page to share with friends!Become a champion
Learn more about how your gift advances our mission:
Our staff conducts applied botanical research that helps preserve our plant collections, conserve natural resources, and develop best practices in urban greening. These projects span many areas of interest, and help address environmental, economic, and human health concerns.
People for Trees
It takes a village to help the forest. Within our first year, more than 1,000 Greater Clevelanders pledged to plant more than 4,000 in our neighborhoods. In addition, Holden Forests & Gardens has planted more than 1,400 trees with the help of our community partners. Your gift supports People for Trees programming and community tree plantings.
Teacher Training and Student Field Trips
Our professional development program for local pre-school and elementary teachers strengthens the knowledge, teaching skills and confidence of participants through lessons aligned with Ohio Academic Content Standards in life science.
We also offer teacher resource kits with curricula, pictures, books, activities, and materials designed to deepen classroom learning.
School Transportation Fund
This fund helps to bus young students from low-income schools to our campuses. Each year, more than 1,000 kids are able to visit because of this program, with the number of requests steadily increasing since its inception in 2005.
Our Green Corps work-study program helps revitalize Cleveland neighborhoods by creating new urban green spaces and providing learning opportunities for local teens. These students develop important life skills through urban agriculture and business.