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Stewardship

Tree Pittsburgh restores and protects the urban forest through tree planting and care, education, advocacy, and land conservation.

Grants from Colcom Foundation have supported Tree Pittsburgh’s work to grow and distribute more than 12,000 trees to Allegheny County residents to date, conserve five acres of riverfront land through the acquisition of our Upper Lawrenceville campus, and provide vital funds for capital improvements and organizational operations.

Danielle Crumrine, Executive Director

The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds invests in efforts to protect, preserve, and restore Pennsylvania’s water resources and watersheds.

The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds (FPW) has worked with Colcom Foundation since 1996 to support, guide, and fund conservation projects in Pennsylvania.  The FPW provides grants to community organizations at the forefront of environmental and social change, helping leverage and match private, local, state, and federal funds.  The FPW has provided more than 1,600 grants, totaling more than $15.4M and leveraging more than $193.7M in conservation efforts, a 12:1 return on investment.  Colcom’s funds have helped improved water quality, improve stream habitat, reduced stormwater impacts, and bring once-dead streams back to life.

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