Tao People

Who We Are

Kubo • Kubo • Nipa Hut

Our Story

We are Forest Foundation Philippines, a non-profit organization that provides grants to organizations that empower the people to protect the forests.

Bonded by a mutual affinity for the protection of the country’s lush forests, the Forest Foundation Philippines was established in 2002 under two bilateral agreements between the governments of the United States of America and the Philippines through the US Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA).

Since our founding, we have been on a mission to protect the Philippine forests from the threats and challenges that they face. We have supported over 450 projects, which improved the management of approximately 1.5 million hectares of forest lands, restored approximately 4,200 hectares of forests through the re-introduction of appropriate native tree species, established over 40 community-conserved areas and built over 60 community-level enterprises.

Today, our work continues as the forests still face threats. Guided by the Forest Foundation Philippines Results Framework, 2017-2021, we have allocated around Php 480M to protect the country’s most critical forest landscapes: Sierra Madre, Palawan, Samar and Leyte, and Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental.