November 6, 2023

Forest Foundation Philippines Approves Over PHP 38 Million in Grants During its 2023 Q3 Board of Trustees Meeting

During its third quarterly meeting for 2023, the Board of Trustees (BOT) of Forest Foundation Philippines approved grant proposals totaling more than PHP 38 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. Ekomunikatib Multimedia Consultancy Services – Fostering Outdoor Reading and Environmental Stewardship Together (Project FOREST)
  2. The Spark Project – Forest Fest PH 2024
  3. Atty. Edna Maguigad, in partnership with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples – Improving Philippine  Policy on the  Free and Prior Informed Consent and Benefit Sharing for Forest Carbon Projects
  4. Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement – Enhancing Capacities for Mangrove Forest Management and Protection Mechanisms in the Municipalities of Lawaan and Quinapondan in Eastern Samar – Phase 1
  5. TinkerHouse, Inc. – FOREST ECHOES: Engaging Children on Environmental Sustainability
  6. Non Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme – Strengthening Preparedness on Biodiversity and Natural Climate Solutions in the Kimangkil-Kalanawan-Sumagaya Pamalihi Landscape

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.

Forest Foundation Philippines (doing business as Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF), Inc.) is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization that provides grants and technical assistance to organizations and individuals that empower the people to protect and conserve the forests. The Foundation was established in 2002 to manage conservation funds by virtue of two bilateral agreements between the governments of the Philippines and the United States of America.