Learn more about the story of Forest Foundation Philippines.
We are Forest Foundation Philippines—a non-profit organization providing grants and technical assistance to individuals and organizations that protect and conserve the forests.
Bonded by a mutual affinity for the protection of the country’s lush forests, 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, which resulted in two Tropical Forest Conservation Agreements (TFCA1 and TFCA2). Under this, a ‘debt-for-nature’ agreement converts the Philippines’ debt into funds that are used by the Foundation for forest protection and conservation activities.
Vision, Mission, and Goals
Lush forests protected and conserved by empowered people.
To support activities that foster forest protection and conservation.
Forest Foundation Philippines’ overall, long-term goal is the protection and sustainable management of Philippine forests and its biodiversity. We aim to:
1. GROW FORESTS
Enhanced forest ecosystems that provide products and services
The Foundation supports responsible forest management projects that are guided by data and science.
- Scientifically-sound forest assessments
- Science-based participatory reforestation and restoration
- Law enforcement
2. GROW OPPORTUNITIES
Improved community livelihoods and economic incentives
The Foundation empowers forest-dependent communities to become guardians of the forest while making a living in an economically, ecologically, and socially sustainable manner.
- Sustainable livelihoods
- Sustainable financing
3. GROW PARTNERS
Strengthened organizations and institutions
The Foundation works to build consensus between civil society, government, and communities to develop and implement policies and programs to protect and conserve our forests.
- Capability and capacity building
4. GROW ADVOCATES
Enhanced knowledge management and advocacy
The Foundation supports projects that advocate for forest protection and conservation, and empower people, as well as institutions, to protect and conserve our forests
- Knowledge management