Collierville, Tennessee, November 30, 2023 – Funding to support Truth About Trees App development for Jr. High Aged Students
The North American Forest Foundation has received a $6,000 grant from the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund to support its Truth About Trees App project.
NAFF Executive Director, Allison DeFord, said the funds would be used to develop a new app geared toward jr. high students to educate them about sustainable forestry, the importance and value of choosing wood products, and expose them to the myriad of career paths and opportunities within the wood, forest, and forest products industries.
“This app will potentially reach and influence 12,000,000 jr. high students and teachers across North America, as a result of the grant and other corporate support. This is a viable way to help close the skills gap and, in some cases, change the trajectory of a young person’s life with a fulfilling career in an industry they can feel proud of,” executive director DeFord said.
In both rural and urban settings, the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund supports hundreds of important organizations and programs in the communities where they operate with funding, time, expertise and resources. Weyerhaeuser made its first charitable donation in 1903 and has provided more than $260 million in grants through its formal giving program, which was established in 1948.
More information on the Weyerhaeuser grant application process is available online at www.WY.com
If you’re interested to learn more about supporting the App project, please reach out to Allison DeFord.
About North American Forest Foundation
The North American Forest Foundation is a 501c3 non-proﬁt on a mission, since 1989, to nurture the next generation through education—changing hearts and minds, for good, about the value of sustainable forestry and choosing wood products and careers in the forest and forest products industry. Because helping kids become exTREEmelysmart creates a healthier future for them, the industry, and our planet. Our goal is to educate one million students by 2030. We do this through our (free) Truth About Trees teaching kits (geared to K-3 students), Forever Forest traveling exhibit (from the Omaha Children’s Museum), advocacy, and online resources. Learn more at NorthAmericanForestFoundation.org.
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world’s largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. We own or control approximately 11 million acres of timberlands in the U.S. and manage additional timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada. We manage these timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. We are also one of the largest manufacturers of wood products in North America. Our company is a real estate investment trust. In 2022, we generated $10.2 billion in net sales and employed approximately 9,200 people who serve customers worldwide. Our common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WY. Learn more at www.weyerhaeuser.com.