Canopy’s Impact Report

Stay tuned for Canopy’s two-year impact report in Fall 2022!

Meanwhile, learn what we’ve been up to recently by checking out recent e-news, or read below about what we accomplished together in 2020.

2020: Planting Trees, Growing Community

Amid the challenges of 2020, there were also many bright spots—thanks to the dedication and creativity of Canopy volunteers, partners, staff, and community.

Together, we found new ways to connect with nature, nurture young leaders, and keep urban trees thriving. Here’s a look at what we accomplished together.

Click the image below to explore the digital report:

Canopy 2020 Impact Report: Planting Trees, Growing Community

Thank you for nurturing our community and its trees!

Community is core to Canopy’s success and identity. We are profoundly grateful to the volunteers, donors, partners, youth, leaders, and residents who worked alongside us this year and made it all possible. Learn more about our team:

Board of Directors

Kammy Lo, Chair
Laura Martinez, Vice Chair
Shelley Ratay, Treasurer
Marilyn Keller, Secretary
Dave Armstrong
Maria Chai
Mary Dateo
Rachel Knowles
Kirsten Mouradian
Holly Pearson

Learn more about Canopy’s dedicated Board Members.

Staff and Teen Urban Foresters


Catherine Martineau, Executive Director
Natalie Brubaker, Education Director
Shannon McDonald, Operations Director
Elise Willis, Tree Programs Director
Maika Horjus, Senior Development Specialist
Maya Briones, Community Forestry Manager
Laura Gronek, Communications Manager
Juanita Ibarra, Youth Programs Coordinator
Indira Selvakumaraswamy, Volunteer Engagement Manager
Richard Sutton, Community Forestry Field Tech
Gabrielle Trudeau, Community Forestry Coordinator
Vanessa Wyns, Environmental Education Manager

Learn more about Canopy’s staff

2020 Teen Urban Foresters

Yancy Ariza
Jose Brambila
Xiomara Constanza Rodas
Kelly Cortes
Alexis Delgado
Karen Downs
Carlos Estrada
Jose Luis Flores
Marlon Guerra Nova
Jackie Hernandez Magana
Wairimu Kimani
Alexis Lopez
Francisco Lopez Espinoza
Adrian Maciel
Paola Maciel
Maria Magana Arzate
Jennifer Martinez
Jailah Mitchell
Bresy Perez
Carla Reyna Reyes
Jada Riley
Karen Saucedo
Maria Vargas
Samantha Velazquez
Jonathan Villanueva
Eli Wakanyi
Jaylen Wells

Learn more about our Teen Urban Foresters

Advisors & Committee Members

Ann Bilodeau
Lauren Bonar Swezey
Butch Byers
James F. Cook
Urban K. Cummings
Marty Deggeller
Dave Dockter
Anne Draeger
Susan Ellis
Patricia Foster
Jeff Greenfield
Diane Guinta
Uriel Hernandez
Joe Hirsch
Nathan Hoffman
Leannah Hunt
Nico Janik
Kim Kelly
Carole Langston
Peying Lee
Scott Marshall
John McClenahan
Dave Muffly
Carol Olson
Sally O’Neil
Sairus Patel
Geoff Paulsen
Nancy Peterson
Forest Preston, III
Susan Rosenberg
Liz Schwerer
Jeffrey A. Snyder
Jane Stocklin
Shersingh Tumber-Davila
Jenny Wei
Lanie Wheeler


Volunteers from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

Junior Forester Leaders

Brenda Bañuelos
Princess Tuesday Burns
Monica Maldonado
Leslie Melendez
Isabelle Thyfault


Trevor Cambron, Communications Intern
Kieran Godfrey, Tree Survey Intern
Ruth Greenfield, Youth Education Intern
Max Klotz, Community Education Intern
Niles Lo, Tree Walk Intern
Veronica Weber, Research & Special Projects Intern

Community Volunteer Groups

Girls’ Middle School
Google, Inc. Employees
Gunn Green Team
Mountain View/Los Altos Service League of Boys
Silicon Valley Volunteers
Young Men’s Service League Alpine Chapter
Young Men’s Service League Rancho Chapter
Youth Community Service
ShinShin Educational Foundation
SEWA International

Community Forestry School Cohort

Vera Cordova Mendoz
Lora Douglas
Linda Eaton
Ed Ellebracht
Fiona Farag
Monique Frappier
Diane Guinta
Candace Hathaway
Nathan Hoffman
Amanda Kelso
John P Kennedy
Caitlin Key Alfaro
Marta Teresa Kuntzelman
Tamara Lewis
Lynn Miller
Paul Nissler
Kibbie Ruth
Samir Sane
Rashmi Sahai
Clint N. Smith
Clint T. Smith
Rosemary Smith
Kathy Steel-Sabo
Laura Tiscareno
Michele Young
Deanna Wong

Arborists, Tree Experts, Landscape Designers, and Tree Walk Leaders

MaryRuth Bafrali
Molly Batchelder
Rayna deNiord
Dave Dockter
Deanne Ecklund
John Erving
Herb Fong
Matthew Fried
Peter Gollinger
Dedra Hauser
Michael Hawkins
Uriel Hernandez
Alison Hicks
Bruce Hurlburt
Peter Jensen
Igor Lacan
Elizabeth Lanham
Allegra Mautner
Ray Morneau
Dave Muffly
Katherine Naegele
Walter Passmore
Kevin Raftery
Ellyn Shea
Jason Shirar
Erica Spotswood
Lauren Swezey
Jakob Trconic

Neighborhood Tree Champions

Willa Bednarz and Katie Rueff
Marilyn Keller
Will Schulz and Ylem Rubio
Romain Taniere and Luis Guzman
William Xuan
Pearlin Yang, Angela Dellaporta, Rachelle Acuna-Narvaez, Ken Joye, and Becky Sanders

Planting Leaders

David Collins
Kelly Cortes
Cédric de la Beaujardière
Husain Dalal
Marty Deggeller
Karen Pauls
Chris Eberspacher
Linda Filo
Antoine Gaessler
Tara Gill
Jeff Greenfield
Dedra Hauser
James “Kimo” Hempstead
Uriel Hernandez
Sharon Hudak
Marilyn Keller
Kammy Lo
Kirsten Mouradian
Pam Noyer
Sally O’Neil
Geoff Paulsen
Lanie Powers
Shelley Ratay
Liela Rombaoa
Natalia Schoorl
Susan Stansbury
Janice Story
Nicholas Taylor
Feng Wang
Jenny Wei
Kathy Weiss
Kay Thornton
Christine Baker
Julisa Lopez
Maria Chai
Mary Dateo
Peying Lee
Rebecca Ramos

Education Leaders and Advisors

Lisa Abeyounis
Maria Chai
Mary Dateo
Marty Deggeller
Stephanie Enos
Herb Fong
Diane Guinta
Michael Hawkins
Uriel Hernandez
Nathan Hoffman
Nico Janik
Rachel Knowles
Peying Lee
Kammy Lo
Allegra Mautner
Laura Martinez
Carol Olson
Holly Pearson
Greses Anabell Perez
Jason Shirar
Shersingh Tumber-Davila
Jenny Wei
Andra Yeghoian

Survey Leaders

Jeff Greenfield
Julisa Lopez
Mirando Vogt
Christine Baker
Kirsten Mouradian

Outreach, Event, and Office Volunteers

Ann Bilodeau
Ashley Britts
Maggie Davidson
Jeff Greenfield
Sharon Hudak
Ray Morneau
Katherine Naegele
Linda Filo
Lawrence Garwin
Annie Hempstead
Uriel Hernandez
Pierre Martineau
Meda Okelo
Jack Owicki
Chris Cassell
Vishal Mehta
Smiler Pantling
Danielle Nguyen
Jenna Louie
Ever Rodriguez
Gabriela Rodriguez
Laura Damian
Joseph Damian
Anna Ruth Baylon
Frank Floyd (photographer, videographer)
Dan Hoffman (Sares Regis)
Catherine Pieck
Laura Dove
Rachel Dove
Jonathan Gifford
Jaime Barajas
Scott Jaw (city of Menlo Park)

We are grateful to all 1,250 of our individual volunteers! We wish we could have seen more of you this year and we can’t wait until we can all be together in the field again. Thank you for being part of our community!

Individual Donors

In 2020, the generosity of Canopy’s donor community shone through, and allowed tree planting, nature education, and urban forest advocacy to continue. During the fiscal year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020), 386 donors contributed $288,703. By December 2020, another 130 supporters had joined them.

In spring 2020 and fall 2020, special groups of supporters inspired others to invest alongside them by creating a matching pool to double individual contributions.

Canopy’s is profoundly grateful to each and every one of our donors, past and present. Your partnership is transformative!

See a list of 2020 Canopy donors.


Institutional Funders

Urban Forestry Grants

Cal Fire
City of East Palo Alto
City of Mountain View
City of Palo Alto
Santa Clara County
San Mateo County

Corporate and Foundation Grants and Sponsorships

$50,000 and above

Franklin and Catherine Johnson Foundation *
J.B. Matteson, Inc.
Morgan Family Foundation
Peery Foundation *
Yellow Chair Foundation

$25,000 – $49,999

Palo Alto Community Fund
Sand Hill Foundation
Youth Outside *

$10,000 – $24,999

Bosch Community Fund
Facebook Local Community Fund
Google Ecology
Microsoft Employee Matching Gifts
Miranda Lux Foundation
The YWCA of the Mid-Peninsula Fund at Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
San Mateo County Strong

$5,000 – $9,999

Fremont Bank Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation

$2,500 – $4,999

Bancroft-Clair Foundation
Google, Inc. Employee Matching Gifts
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Sakata Seed America, Inc.
University Rotary Club of Palo Alto
Yavanna Foundation

$1,000 – $2,499

Adobe Systems Inc. Employee Matching Gifts
Apple Computer Inc. Employee Matching Gifts
Kiwanis Club of Mountain View
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto
Los Altos Community Foundation
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
PG&E Employee Matching Gifts
Urban Forestry Organization

Up to $999

AirBnB Employee Matching Gifts
Avago Technologies Employee Matching Gifts
Chevron Employee Matching Gifts
Equinix, Inc. Employee Matching Gifts
IBM Corp. Employee Matching Gifts
Intel Corp. Employee Matching Gifts
Kepler Corp.
Netflix Inc. Employee Matching Gifts
Patagonia Works Matching Gifts
Peery Foundation Employee Matching Gifts
Samsung Employee Matching Gifts
Varian Medical Systems Matching Gifts

* Multi-year grant

Community Partners


Arbor Day Foundation / Alliance for Community Trees
Cal Fire
California ReLeaf
Bay Area Urban Forests Ecosystems Council
San Francisco Estuary Institute
San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority


County of Santa Clara
County of Santa Clara Integrated Pest Management
County of Santa Clara Office of Education
County of San Mateo
County of San Mateo Office of Education
County of San Mateo Board of Supervisors District 4: Warren Slocum
County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability

City of Palo Alto

City Council
City Manager’s Office
Community Services Dept.
Cubberley Community Center
Palo Alto Art Center
Palo Alto Public Art
Planning and Community Environment
Parks and Recreation Commission
Public Works Dept.
Urban Forestry Division
Open Space and Parks Division
Utilities Dept.

City of East Palo Alto

City Council
City Manager’s Office
Community and Economic Development Dept.
Parks, Open Spaces, and Facilities Dept.
Planning Commission
Public Works and Transportation Commission

City of Menlo Park

City Manager’s Office Sustainability Division
Environmental Quality Commission
Heritage Tree Taskforce
Mayor’s Office
Public Works Dept.

City of Mountain View

City Council
City Manager’s Office
Community Services Dept. Forestry Division and Parks Division

Community Partners

A to Z Nursery
Adobe Meadows Neighborhood Association
All Five
Aspire Public Schools
Bayshore Christian Ministries
Barron Park Association
Boy Scouts of America, Local Troops
Charleston Gardens Neighborhood
CityTrees (Redwood City)
Climate Ready North Fair Oaks
East Palo Alto Academy
East Palo Alto Charter School
Eastside College Preparatory School
Ecumenical Hunger Program
Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden
Environmental Volunteers
Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserve
Friends of the Urban Forest (San Francisco)
Garden Club of Palo Alto
Girl Scouts of the USA, Local Troops
Grassroots Ecology
Green Foothills
GreenTown Los Altos
Goldman Environmental Foundation
Gunn High School
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto
Leadership Mountain View
Leadership Palo Alto
Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA
Living Classroom
Menlo-Atherton High School
Midtown Residents Association
Monroe Park Neighborhood Association
Mountain View High School
MVWSD faculty, staff, students, and families
North Fair Oaks Community Alliance
Olive Seed Foundation
Our City Forest (San Jose)
Oxford Day Academy
Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce
Palo Alto High School
Palo Alto Historical Association
PAUSD board, faculty, staff, students and families
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
RCSD board, faculty, staff, students and families
Reach and Teach
Rebuilding Together
Rotary International, Local Clubs
San Francisco Estuary Institute
San Mateo County Office of Education
Stanford Future Bay Initiative
Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
Ten Strands
UC Cooperative Extension Santa Clara County
Ventura Neighborhood Association
Western Chapter ISA
YESS One East Palo Alto
Youth Outside

Corrections? We do our very best to create an accurate list of Canopy’s generous supporters and volunteers. If you find any error or omission, please let us know! Email corrections to [email protected].

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