$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!