Press Release


MEDIA, PA (June 9, 2021) – Tyler Arboretum is pleased to announce it has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2021 Project W Grant Program. The finalists will be awarded grants totaling $60,000 at the Annual Meeting (via Zoom) on June 16th at 7pm. Project W Members will vote prior to that night to award the organization with the most votes the top grant of $30,000; the two remaining organizations will each receive $15,000.

“The generous grant award will enable us to create a year-round, paid internship opportunity within Lucille’s Garden at Tyler Arboretum, which we developed with our program partner, Tutoring for Adult Life Learners (T.A.L.L). The internship is specifically designed for adult women with disabilities with an interest in horticulture who would like to gain hands-on work experience operating a 1.25-acre organic fruit, herb and vegetable farm, in which 100% of the fresh produce will be donated to the Media Food Bank. We are incredibly grateful to the Members of Project W and T.A.L.L. for their philanthropic leadership and support of this innovative program,” adds Tyler’s executive director Mandy Santiago.

About Project W

Project W is a women’s Giving Circle that harnesses the power of collective giving and is committed to enhancing and improving the quality of life for women in Delaware County. The fund is fiscally sponsored by The Community’s Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization based in Springfield, PA.

About Tyler Arboretum

Located west of the Borough of Media, in Middletown Township, John J. Tyler Arboretum traces its history as a Quaker family farm back to an original land grant by William Penn in 1681. Today, the arboretum comprises 100 acres of landscaped gardens and historical buildings, as well as an additional 550 acres of natural areas. Visitors of all ages can enjoy renowned horticultural collections, seasonal exhibits such as our treehouses, Lucille’s Garden, Butterfly House, magnificent heritage trees, and 17 miles of hiking trails. The arboretum’s website,, provides details on upcoming events, educational opportunities, volunteer activities, and membership.

Tyler Arboretum:
Mandy Santiago, Executive Director
610-566-9134, ext. 207