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Grants Awarded
The arboretum is thankful to all of our supporters for their ongoing involvement and generosity.  Our environmental heritage depends on how we engage, inspire and foster development now.  And now more than ever, we look forward to cultivating, growing and diversifying support to ensure that the arboretum continues to thrive in the years to come.
Pine Hollow Arboretum gratefully acknowledges receiving grants from the Bender Family Fund and the Bender Scientific Fund, both of which are managed by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region (CFGCR).  These grants provided key support to the arboretum as a new non-profit organization. The funds allowed Pine Hollow to implement its vision and commitment to educating visitors and students in the unique value that the arboretum’s collection and surrounding ecosystem bring to the community.  In addition, the arboretum was able to improve access to the grounds by providing assistance to visitors with limited mobility as well as by enhancing signage.
"We want to thank the Community Foundation, and especially the Bender Family, for generously providing Pine Hollow our first two grants," says Dr. John Abbuhl, Founder and President of the Pine Hollow Arboretum. "Our Board of Trustees has worked very hard in the first few years of the organization’s existence to lay a strong community-based presence from which we can now, thanks to this funding, begin to develop and deliver a wide range of educational programs that revolve around the beauty and majesty of our trees."
In addition, a ZBGA (Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums) grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation provides multi-year funding to care for and maintain the arboretum’s horticultural collection. This ongoing funding fosters environmental stewardship and habitat conservation priorities during a key period of Pine Hollow’s growth as a non-profit organization.