Grantee Profile

Forest Trends

Grants to Forest Trends

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Forest Trends will bring the states and provinces represented in the Governors' Climate & Forests (GCF) Task Force, companies represented in the Consumer Goods Forum, and forest / indigenous communities managing large areas of tropical forests together in agreement on how to work together to scale up forest carbon solutions in Latin America.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 4 years)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Forest Trends works to conserve forests by recognizing the market value of the ecosystem services they provide to humankind. These include carbon storage and sequestration, habitat for biodiversity, and water protection. In partnership with policy-makers, businesses, communities, and investors they are building financial tools and policies to make economic markets work for conservation and sustainability. This award provides institutional support to Forest Trends to establish an operating reserve for the institution and for consultant costs to improve fundraising, communications, and strategic planning.

  • $280,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Forest Trends works globally to expand understanding of the benefits that ecosystems provide to people and to promote the use of innovative instruments for conservation. The project will build on the Peruvian Incentives for Watershed Services Incubator and strengthen and expand local efforts to establish ecosystem service projects that are designed around water flow. Secondly it will assist Peru in defining national guidelines for an Environmental Compensation Regulation on impacts from infrastructure and extractive industry projects and assist San Martin Department environmental authorities to implement this new regulatory instrument in the mining, energy and hydropower sectors.

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To expand innovative approaches to market-based conservation (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Forest Trends $3,030,000 between 2002 and 2015.

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