Deeply rooted February

Deeply Rooted is a community-academic collaborative that uses the healing power of nature to promote health and wellbeing in Black and Brown Philadelphia neighborhoods. Deeply Rooted is led by the Penn Urban Health Lab along with our lead partners Southwest CDC, ACHIEVEability, Sister Clara Muhammad CDC, and Community of Compassion CDC, and other community organizations in West and Southwest Philadelphia. We are currently accepting proposals for a new Community Green Grants Program, designed to support residents and leaders in coming together to care for, celebrate in and appreciate the nature in our communities.

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: Proposed grant activities and programs must directly benefit one of four initial Deeply Rooted communities – Kingsessing, Cobbs Creek, Haddington or Mill Creek. Priority will be given to applicants located within these neighborhoods. Proposals should be in one of the following areas related to greenspace or nature:

  • Innovation
  • Improvement
  • Organizing
  • Entrepreneurship 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants can be individuals or community-based organizations or groups and must be located in West or Southwest Philadelphia.

HOW TO APPLY OPTION 1: Complete your application at Questions about the application process? Email Please visit  to view the full Request for Proposals and to learn more.

DEADLINE: The application deadline is March 3rd at 5pm. Grants will be announced by April 14, 2023. All proposal activities must be completed by January 2024. The next round of Deeply Rooted Community Green Grants will be announced in October 2023. You will receive confirmation that your application was received. An app

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