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FTPF Orchard

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

Funding Amount

In-Kind (orchard)

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Rolling Applications


If selected for an orchard donation, FTPF provides:
- High-quality fruit trees and shrubs, equipment, on-site orchard design expertise and oversight, horticultural workshops, and aftercare training and manuals
- We subsidize deer fencing and drip irrigation as needed, and incorporate these installations into the event day
- Also helps coordinate all aspects of the planting, and offers an inspirational, educational experience for volunteers interested in learning more about trees
- Free arboricultural workshops are available throughout the day of the planting and, for schools, a fun, age-appropriate curriculum, with our educators, emphasizing the importance of trees for the environment and fruit in the diet is available

Who Can Apply

1. Recipients must be nonprofits, NGOs, public schools, or government entities serving a charitable purpose. Most of our programs are implemented in the U.S., however, we do consider international projects as well
2. Recipients must be fully committed to caring for the trees in perpetuity with a clear goal to use the orchard to further their charitable mission
3. Recipients must have a horticulturally appropriate planting site, capable of hosting a grove of fruit trees at approximately 15 ft. intervals. The minimum number of trees varies from program to program, however, a ballpark minimum is around 15-20 trees. Our application helps evaluate all the appropriate site factors
4. Recipients must either a) own the planting site, b) have a long-term lease in place, or c) work with a nonprofit or government entity that owns the planting site with a long-term usage agreement in place
5. The orchard must have a reliable source of year-round irrigation nearby
6. Recipients must help coordinate the attendance of local volunteers on planting day. Orchard stewardship is maximized when local volunteers are involved
7. Please note that we are currently at capacity for our international programming, however, we are still accepting submissions for longer-term consideration

Additional Eligibility Requirements


Additional Information

For more information, contact FTPF at (831) 621-8096 or

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