Plant for the Planet Online Grant Applications

Our Plant for the Planet program is modeled after the United Nations Environment Program's (UNEP) Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign. The purpose of UNEP's tree-planting effort is to bring individuals, communities and businesses together to collectively plant over one billion trees worldwide each year. Similarly, LG&E and KU's program is designed to encourage nonprofit organizations and local government agencies with a record of successful tree planting to continue their efforts. The company has designated up to $75,000 each year toward this initiative.

LG&E and KU offer one-year grants of $500 to $5,000 for urban, suburban or rural projects in forests and parks, along parkways or roadways that meet program objectives. Applicants must demonstrate that mature trees resulting from their efforts will not interfere with utility lines.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for a Plant for the Planet Matching Grant Program, the applying organization must:

  1. be located within the LG&E, KU or ODP service territory;
  2. be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a local government program; and
  3. have a demonstrated history of successful tree-planting efforts.

Neighborhood associations and religious organizations are not eligible for this grant.

If the applying organization can answer yes to the eligibility requirements, we encourage you to apply and have your application evaluated.

Plant for the Planet Matching Grant applications

Grant applications will be accepted through our online grant portal. All applications and corresponding documentation must be submitted electronically through the portal.

Plant for the Planet Matching Grant applications will be accepted in October of 2024. Award notifications will be sent approximately two months after the application period. Please note that your organization is only eligible to receive one award per year under this grant.