January 30, 2024

Forest Foundation Philippines Approves Over PHP 24 Million in Grants in its 2024 Q1 Board of Trustees Meeting

During its first quarterly meeting for 2024, the Board of Trustees (BOT) of Forest Foundation Philippines approved grant proposals totaling more than PHP 24 million. These grant proposals aim to protect, conserve, and sustainably manage the most critical forest landscapes in the country.

The approved grant proposals are as follows:

1. Protected Area Suitability Assessment in support of Quirino Protected Landscape Modification and Legislation by Community Forestry Foundation Quirino

2. Strengthening Watershed Governance in the Municipality of El Nido by El Nido Foundation

3. Participatory Natural Resource Management through Legal Empowerment by Environmental Legal Assistance Center

Last year, on March 21, 2023, during the International Day of the Forest, Forest Foundation launched its Results Framework 2023-2027. Building on the Foundation’s grantmaking experience, the Framework follows the sustainable landscape approach, emphasizing collective and transformative actions, which public, private, and civil society stakeholders can emulate to protect and conserve Philippine forests, while addressing the climate crisis. 

The Foundation works with grantees and partners to protect and sustainably manage the forests for water, land, and biodiversity, while also fostering forest-related climate action. The focus is on the four focal landscapes: Sierra Madre, Palawan, Samar and Leyte, and Mindanao. Through this Framework, the Foundation remains committed to reinforcing the relationship between people and forests, and making this relationship sustainable for future generations.

See previously approved projects here.