Transportation Angels

Temple University established the Transportation Angels program for schools in genuine financial need of funding for transportation to and from EarthFest. We encourage all schools to pursue alternative means of transportation funding with local businesses or organizations to ensure that funding is available for as many schools as possible.

If you are applying for Transportation Angels funding, please fill out the Transportation Angels form online in addition to the Schools Registration form.

We ask that if multiple teachers are bringing students to EarthFest from the same school that you combine your Transportation Angels request. In an effort to assist as many schools in the region as possible, we can only provide one Transportation Angels reimbursement per school.

Please note: the Transportation Angels application deadline was Friday, March 16. When you are notified of final approval, you will be asked to provide a W-9. If necessary, we can provide the form for you. If you are interested in applying for EarthFest 2019 and need additional information, please contact Jim Duffy at 267-468-8108 or

Transportation Angels Management Process

Once we receive and process your application and notify you of the funding support you will receive, we will be sending a check for that amount directly to the school in the form of a reimbursement to help defray a portion of your transportation cost - please note that Transportation Angels funding will arrive at your school after the date of EarthFest. The check will be made out to the school and NOT to the bus company. We cannot send payment directly to the bus company you will be using. We also cannot reimburse teachers directly. The reimbursement is made to your school. 

Please note: Temple University is an approved entity for field trips and other programs for the School District of Phialdelphia. The paperwork is on file with the School District of Philadelphia Risk Management Office.