HOW YOU CAN HELP
Studies have shown that well designed city landscaping has a positive effect on citizens, creating a stronger sense of community and overall better health. Get involved in supporting PBF’s efforts to improve our public and green spaces, and see our community flourish!
Please help make the dream a reality!
Help support pedestrian safety by donating to the Safe Routes to School Project. This is part of the city’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. We have an opportunity to capitalize on funds granted to the City of Piedmont from the Alameda County Transportation Department. With the approval of the city council and support of Police Chief Jeremy Bowers, the city is moving forward with the final design phase to create two pedestrian bulb-outs at both El Cerrito Avenue and Jerome Avenue that will shorten the crossing distance and have flashing safety beacons when the crosswalk is occupied along the main arterial roadway up and down Oakland Avenue.
OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
Make a special place in Piedmont your own for generations to come! Create a family gathering spot, honor a loved one or friend, or celebrate a special event with a beautiful tribute tree or personalized teakwood bench placed in a Piedmont park, median or play area. A tribute bench or tree provides lasting recognition of the significant people or occasions in your life, while creating places of beauty and respite.
For more information, click below:
- General Bench: $4000
- Special Project Benches (Bus Stops/Special Development sites) $5000
- Inscription: hand-carved, one line only, on the front side of the bench. Maximum of 70 characters, including spaces. If you choose a smaller font, may have 90 characters/spaces.
- Please note that there are limited places for Commemorative Benches in the City of Piedmont at this time. Your request for a specific location will be taken into consideration, but the final decision rests with the Project Manager of the Department of Public Works for the City of Piedmont.
- Every effort will be made by City Staff for the proper maintenance of benches, but they cannot be guaranteed in perpetuity. The life of a bench is about 20 years. When a bench can no longer be repaired, it will be retired, and possibly replaced with a new bench. Decisions in this regard will be made by the Project Manager. When a bench is retired, if possible, you or your family will be offered the opportunity to participate in the purchase of a replacement.
Tree Size: 24″ Box ($550) or 36″ Box ($1300)
Your request for a specific tree, location, and inscription will be taken into consideration, but the final decision rests with the Project Manager of the Department of Public Works for the City of Piedmont.
The tree comes with a 2”x 4” botanical sign naming the one honored or memorialized.
You can indicate your preferred tree choice and location, as well as the preferred wording for the hanging tree sign, on the Commemorative Tree form.
Memorial Projects and Special Projects
Special Projects may be initiated and named by major donors or by request. Discuss your ideas with the Piedmont Beautification President, Trustees and/or Advisors, or contact us at PBF.Piedmont@gmail.com.
Endowed funds have a common objective: to provide support not just for one year or even one generation, but in perpetuity. Endowed funds are invested over the long-term and earnings are used to support Piedmont Beautification Foundation work throughout the City.
The PBF Endowment Fund provides a continuing source of support for the organization’s civic projects and the community’s future needs. The Sport Facilities Endowment Fund has been created to support the maintenance of Piedmont’s sports fields and recreational facilities, with an opportunity to match donations. For details click here.