Rating: 4.94 stars   35 reviews


3921 East Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA


Canopy plants and cares for trees where people need them the most. We bring the life-giving benefits of trees to the schools, neighborhoods, and public spaces of the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula. Our vision is a day when every resident of the Mid-Peninsula can walk, play, and in all ways thrive under the shade of healthy trees. Together, we can bring this vision to life!


Canopy has planted thousands of trees in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Mountain View. We have a 96% survival rate for newly planted trees. We've also reached hundreds of school kids with our education programs, helping them learn about the environment. We engage hundreds of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds in our tree planting and tree care. Canopy also advocated for our urban forest with local and state governments.

Target demographics:

Mid-Peninsula residents of all ages.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

In 2015, we planted 269 drought-tolerant trees, tended 1,716 young trees, engaged over 1,269 volunteers, and reached 1,183 kids through educational activities!

Geographic areas served:

Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, and the greater Mid-Peninsula area.


Tree Plantings; Tree Care; Tree Walks; Education and Outreach; Right Tree in the Right Place; Teen Urban Forester Internships; Community Outreach; Advocacy.

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Canopy organized a fun and engaging Arbor Day celebration for kids and families in Palo Alto--teaching kids and adults about the value of urban trees through simple activities associated with trees.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way kids learn to value trees in their neighborhoods

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the simple, well thought out and friendly education activities they arrange.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely interested in teaching people about trees.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

1) Ensure that Bay Area urban forests grow and are protected 2) Spread the word and educate others about how valuable and important trees are in urban areas 3) Ensure that people plant area-appropriate trees so that we have trees and don't waste water!

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