SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum has received a total of $95,000 via five separate grants which the Arboretum wil use to further its stated mission to "engage, educate and enrich the lives of all of its constituents, no matter what their abilities, so that they become better stewards of nature and the planet."

The grants include:

  • $50,000 grant from The Hyde and Watson Foundation, and a $5,000 grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, in support of Phase Two of the Arboretum’s 'Accessibility Project'.
  • $15,000 grant from The 1772 Foundation for needed repairs to the woodwork, trim and gutters of Wisner House – maintaining this historic structure is an important part of the Arboretum’s mission.
  • $15,000 grant from the Summit Area Public Foundation to extend the candidate training component -- thereby increasing the chance of employment -- for the job readiness program for the homeless originally established with Bridges Outreach in 2017.
  • $10,000 from the Investors Foundation to support the membership goals of Reeves-Reed Arboretum by underwriting all or most fees to RRA signature programs for members.  

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