$100,000 gift made to further the Toronto-based fruit picking project. When a homeowner can’t keep up with the abundant harvest produced by their tree, they let Not Far from the Tree know.

NFFTT then mobilizes a team of volunteers to pick the bounty. The harvest is split three ways: 1/3 is offered to the homeowner, 1/3 is shared among the volunteers, and 1/3 is delivered by bicycle to local food banks, shelters, and community kitchens.

Why did The Sprott Foundation like this proposal so much?

  • It is innovative.
  • It can be replicated.
  • It solves a problem in an easy and very inexpensive way.

We love to fund projects that take on a challenge in a novel way!