Grants Awarded to Reeves-Reed Arboretum


SUMMIT, NJ  Reeves-Reed Arboretum has been awarded over $200,000 in grants during the 2022 year. The non-profit public garden is a 13.5-acre estate located in Summit, New Jersey and is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Places. It is open 365 days a year, free of charge, and welcomes over 100,000 visitors annually. “The grants awarded to Reeves-Reed Arboretum make it possible for us to continue our mission of engaging, educating and enriching our visitors so they become better stewards of nature and the environment,” shared Jackie Kondel, Executive Director of Reeves-Reed Arboretum. “We are extremely grateful for the continued support from the following foundations that enable us to maintain the gardens, grounds, and historic structures, as well as our educational efforts in environmental science and history. Our goal is to motivate our public to continually care about the environment and nature, and actively care for it. The trust and belief in our cause inspires our staff every day to be determined and productive, and for that we are deeply grateful.”

Recent funding includes $175,000 from the Mary Reinhart Stackhouse Foundation for general operating costs; $15,000 from the E.J. Grassmann Trust for masonry repairs; $13,700 from the Union Foundation for air conditioning for the Stackhouse Education Center; $10,000 from the Hyde and Watson Foundation for costs relating to facility renovations; and $2,500 from the Union County History Grant Program via the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs for the development of Discovery Boxes, an educational tool highlighting Lenape Living. These boxes will contain Lenape artifacts, learning games, tales to read aloud, books, and photographs.


For more information about Reeves-Reed Arboretum, its programs, events, workshops, performances, and classes