• Finley’s Green Leap Forward announces $80,000 in new grants today!

    It has been 10 years since Finley made the first two grants from Finley’s Green Leap Forward and we have a lot to smile about! Today, Earth Day 2024, we are announcing another $80,000 in grants to 5 great organizations. This brings the total since Finley started the fund to

  • 10 years of giving reaches $500,000 today!

    This Earth Day we are celebrating 10 years of giving since Finley established Finley’s Green Leap Forward Fund and made the first two grants herself on Earth Day 2014.  With $80,000 in new grants announced today we celebrate another big landmark—a combined total of $500,000 awarded to environmental organizations through Finley’s fund!

  • The fruits of our labor on Earth Day – $90,000 in grants announced today!

      Thank you for making possible our biggest grant year ever! Finley’s Green Leap Forward is so pleased announce $15,000 grants to each of the following 6 wonderful organizations: The Greenbelt Movement, the Cacapon Institute, Cool Earth, Rainforest Trust, Eden Projects, and Reserva Youth Land Trust. This brings Finley’s giving

  • Happy Birthday Finley!

    Happy snowy, blustery birthday, Finley!  Yesterday we were enjoying the warm weather, preparing to unveil your birthday present—a new carbon capture unit at Old Bust Head Brewing Company that keeps CO2 produced by our yeast out of the atmosphere, recycling it for reuse. You inspired us to take the leap,

  • Sustaining the planet for future generations—$85,000 in new grants today!

    Today we are thrilled to give support to six organizations working towards a sustainable planet where future generations can still experience the wonders of nature.  Through direct efforts to support indigenous communities, to preserve and protect existing forests, and to plant new trees that restore degraded habitats and clean waterways, these

  • To whom it may concern…

    As Earth Day approaches, we are all looking for ways to make our voices heard. Quiet Sunday afternoons are the perfect time to write an old-fashioned letter.  Find a cause that you are passionate about and then the words will flow easily.  Maybe it is thanking your Governor for supporting

  • Egg Hunt Wildlife Treats

    It has been almost 2 weeks since the egg hunt and we’re still staring at a bowl of jelly beans—but these treats we made for the birds are long gone. If you want a nature-friendly and healthy alternative for your Easter eggs try adding treats for your wild friends. Fill

  • A Birthday to Earth Day reminder to check on your young plantings

    How many trees do you get when you plant 100 saplings? We are learning it is unlikely to be 100. Over the summer during weekly waterings of our freshly planted bare-root forest we witnessed just how many little indignities a young tree can suffer.   Some leafed out beautifully only

  • Wait! Don’t cut that vine!

    What to cut, and what not to cut—that is the question. Yesterday we celebrated Finley’s birthday by cutting invasive vines from the forest—remembering how she would pick up clippers and head out to the woods when she had a few spare hours. Starting in an isolated, small woody area just

  • Appreciation to Action!

    Little things can inspire big action. Today is Finley’s Birthday and it’s a great day to appreciate the little things in nature as she did, and then take the leap from appreciation to action! We’ll be home today finding ways to help out the planet in our own back yards—starting