Texas Trees Foundation

A nonprofit organization

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$75,000 Goal

North Texas has one of the most challenging urban climates in the United States. The Dallas Metroplex endures oppressive summer heat, limited rainfall, poor soils, and one of the nation’s worst problems with air pollution. Energy costs and usage keeps rising and the urban heat island effect continues to increase temperatures. Residents are at risk and need a solution.

But, the Texas Trees Foundation has a vision for our community.

It is a community comprised of beautiful, well-maintained parks, shady tree-lined streets and boulevards, hiking, biking and nature trails, and other outdoor amenities. These combine to form a living and working environment that enhances the economic value of commercial areas and neighborhoods, and nurtures the health, safety and quality of life of all citizens; a community in which citizens actively participate in building and sustaining the "urban forest."

Please consider making a donation to the Texas Trees Foundation as a way to recognize the importance outdoor spaces play in everyone's lives. Thank you for your support as we face these challenges together.

Mission

As a nonprofit, your support of the Texas Trees Foundation helps us do more than just plant trees. It helps us serve as a catalyst in creating a new green legacy for North Texas. We believe in transformational, research-based plans that educate the public to mobilize the social, economic, environmental, and health benefits that trees and urban forestry provide.

The Texas Trees Foundation believes in the following core principles:

Education is essential to changing behavior

Trees increase the quality of life in communities and are an essential component to sustainable, resilient communities

Land stewardship is the key to healthy trees, people, and a healthy community

Trees and people need to be nurtured and celebrated!

Needs

Programs that need your help:

* Cool Schools Program: This program connects students and teachers to nature by planting trees and creating fun and engaging outdoor experiential learning and recreation areas. These spaces cultivate children’s knowledge and awareness of the natural environment. We launched this program for the health and well-being of Dallas ISD students and to provide solutions to deal with the effects of urban heat in Dallas.

* South Western Medical District: We are reinvisioning the story of The Southwestern Medical District in Dallas, Texas by creating a visionary landscape that enhances the environment, uplifts adjoining neighborhoods and businesses, spurs economic development and nurtures the body, mind and spirit of the more than 4 million individuals who experience the district annually.

* TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm: This tree farm serves as the Foundation’s tree nursery and volunteer site as well as benefiting Dallas by offsetting emissions and energy consumption from the hundreds of trees grown yearly.

* Nature Lab: This new and innovative program will bring together scholars and students, citizens and civic leaders, academic institutions and non-profits, government and business to tackle real life eco-problems in real time at the intersection of urban living and human health.

* Neighborwoods: This program provides free trees to homeowners that live within a park desert to increase neighborhood tree canopy coverage, increase property value, better the environment, improve city infrastructure, and beautify the community.

For a more detailed description of each program take a look at our Organizational Data section below. On our donation form you will be able to designate your donation to one of these specific programs, or our organization at large.

Equity Statement

The Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to age, race, color, religious creed, gender (including sex stereotyping), national origin, citizenship status, pregnancy, disability, uniform service member status, medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related) or any other characteristics in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. In addition, the Foundation complies with applicable state and local laws governing non0 in employment in every location in which the Foundation has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Texas Trees Foundation

Tax id (EIN)

75-1886520

Guidestar

Causes

Environment & Conservation

Operating Budget

$10,000,000 or more

Counties Served

Grayson, Wise, Tarrant, Somervell, Rockwall, Parker, Palo Pinto, Navarro, Montague, Kaufman, Johnson, Hunt, Hood, Fannin, Erath, Ellis, Denton, Dallas, Cooke, Collin

BIPOC Serving

Native American, Hispanic or Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black or African American

BIPOC Leadership

Neither/None

Address

3000 Pegasus Park Suite 740
Dallas, TX 75247

Phone

214-953-1184

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