Jack Kimmel International Grant Program

Funding Agency:
Tree Research & Education Endowment Fund

The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program, championed by the Canadian TREE Fund, honors the late Jack Kimmel who was the former Director of Parks for the City of Toronto. He is remembered for his contribution of 46 years of leadership to the ISA and its Ontario chapter. Jack Kimmel grants provide much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world. This grant is administered by TREE Fund, with participation from the Canadian TREE Fund in the evaluation process.

These grants are available to researchers whose work is primarily outside of the United States. Projects are expected to be completed within one to two years. Grant award amounts are limited to a maximum of $10,000 and will vary depending upon the adjudged value of the project relative to the needs of the arboriculture community. No project may receive more than one award from this program.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: Sep. 15, 2023

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Note Well:  In 2023, TREE Fund’s Jack Kimmel International Grant program will be focused specifically on the three areas of emphasis listed below.  Although the three areas are firm but inclusion of topics within is open to discussion.  Contact our office sooner rather than later if you have questions.

  • Arboriculture: Theory and Practice  (to include pruning, fertilization, climbing, etc.)
  • Tree Health
  • Risk Assessment and mitigation (including all aspects of decay and structural integrity)



Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities

External Deadline

September 15, 2023