Rating: 4.96 stars 24 24 reviews
800 W 34th St. Suite #105 Austin TX 78705 USA
Our mission is to protect and regenerate tropical rainforests by working with the people of the forests to develop sustainable livelihoods that empower and respect both people and nature. Our project model: We partner with forest communities to help them make an income that allows them to protect their forests. We do this by working with communities to develop and market products made out of raw materials found only in the rainforest or by providing services that are unique to rainforest. By developing the market for these products, locally, elsewhere in Latin America, and in the U.S., sales of these goods and services give residents a financial stake in protecting their forests.
We partner and work with indigenous rainforest communities help them make a sustainable income that allows them to protect their forests and their way of life.
Geographic areas served:
Communities with tropical rainforests
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I've been a supporter and follower of RP since it's inception more than 7 years ago. What a phenomenal organization! Starting from literally nothing, the Rainforest Partnership ED fleshed out her revolutionary idea for empowering rainforest communities to preserve their critical environment, culture and values; performed a tremendous amount of on-the-ground research to understand the community challenges and determine how best to achieve success; organized a strategic leadership team with a mission; assembled a growing team of volunteers and supporters; identified the key issues and networked at global forums; and made it happen. The process includes many creative avenues for supporting, engaging, and communicating so that all kinds of gifts and talents and interests can contribute to the mission. RP is living proof that big things CAN happen from the ground up.
Rainforest Partnership gives me muscle. With every cent (and every minute) I donate to this incredible organization, I know that the people of the rainforests will be able to save their cherished world. You see, I am just one person. I can't reach across the world and empower indigenous people to take back the land that has been their home since time began. I can't make sure the governments of countries that envelope our rainforests know of the sensible ways to keep them safe from destruction. But I can donate to the Rainforest Partnership and accomplish these herculean tasks. It's amazing that my small donations enable me to be part of something so very strong.
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I must say as of this date I am impressed with what they have accomplished. In the trying economic time that we are in, the ability to fund and complete the projects they have is quite impressive. They are a youthful organization, not in just in age of personal, but in history of accomplishment. They have performed quite admirably. I would recommend that they, if they do not now, create communication and links with other such related organizations. Should they find similar, which I believe they will, then a collaborative effort could be established. In doing so, they may open the funding opportunities and also expand the attendant Global influence. This would seem to be an opening of the avenue of Foundation support. Sustainability through cooperation is the lasting element of the desire. I wish them success and will continue to support.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
See if they were coordinating with other such groups.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The desire to raise the standards of living while creating an environment to accomplish that objective.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Filled with the correct purpose and mindset.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Fulfill a part of the ultimate purpose for which it was established
Ways to make it better...
Nothing more that I stated. It is a difficult time to raise money.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
A tough emvorpnment to raise money.
One thing I'd also say is that...
I could not add amything more as what they are doing at this time.
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About every six months
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