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Rainforest Partnership

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Environment, Forest Conservation, Land Resources Conservation, Protection of Endangered Species, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

Mission: 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.

Target demographics: 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

Community Stories

58 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering with Rainforest Partnership back in October of 2018 in the area of multimedia production. Now having almost a full year with the RP team, I can say that they are one of the most hardworking and focused organizations that I have had the privilege to work for. Over the last months, I have seen how our organization and its supporters have aided in the protection of rainforests and empowerment of rainforest communities. I feel fulfillment working in with Rainforest Partnership, because of the amazing people that make RP what it is.

(Below is a photo of RPs annual film competition)

Jordan T.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I love that they are the boots on the ground working directly with indigenous people.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I love this organization so much that I've decided to jump on board! So thankful to participate in the growth!

Karan D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Rainforest Partnership team is wonderful! They have accountability tools which make it easy to understand the impact they're making. Every interaction with the volunteers and the internal team, from events to partnerships, was pleasant and frictionless.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Rainforest Partnership is on the front lines of international efforts to create a sustainable future for the whole world. As an intern, I've gained a greater awareness of the issues and complexity at hand and have a greater sense of what we can do to work toward a future in which respect for the environment and respect for people are aligned.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is filled with unique people with diverse backgrounds, all using their experiences to help reach the same end goal: protecting and regenerating tropical rainforests by working directly with communities in the Amazon rainforest. Rainforest partnership excels in its emphasis on people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have recently begun writing for Rainforest Partnership, and I can tell you that this team is comprised of some extremely motivated individuals. With World Rainforest Day coming up on June 22nd, everyone is coming together to make the deepest impact possible. It is exciting to be a part of such an energetic and empathetic group–incredibly satisfied with my choice to volunteer here.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great people! They are all truly passionate and hard working people that thrive to make this world a better place and a cleaner future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization! Works directly in the Amazon with indigenous communities.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great nonprofit that has a very meaningful impact on the environment. The team here is amazing: hardworking, intelligent, and understanding. Great atmosphere and energies.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working at RP for two years now, and the experience has been a defining one in my life. The people who work at Rainforest Partnership are passionate about the cause and that enthusiasm spreads to office culture. I've had the opportunity to take on interesting work from the beginning, working with people from all different backgrounds.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been working with Rainforest Partnership's since last Fall and seen firsthand the value all members from different levels have for the core principles RP holds. I enjoy that I'm coming into a setting that I recognize my work is appreciated as well seeing how it all comes together to make a difference in the work RP does working with the communities within South America. Rainforest Partnership's mission to protect tropical rainforest by giving the people on the grounds their own economic alternatives to deforestation. Their projects have amazing outcomes from empowering women based businesses to ecotourism! This not only helps alleviates destruction of an ecosystem but also establish the longevity of these communities with their traditional customs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been working here since last December. Everyone I've met in RP is absolutely passionate and friendly. When I first met Niyanta, Executive Director of RP, I was so impressed by the way she works. It's not just about rainforest but also animals and people, too. I'm sure that working with Rainforest Partnership would be a great opportunity for everyone to think about how everything that lives is interconnected and do something helpful for this planet.

Chantelle B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've absolutely loved working with the RP! I first joined as a volunteer grant writer, and have since contributed on a regular basis to the website blog.
The leadership at this organization is extraordinarily passionate, focused, and devoted to accomplishing the goals that we've set for ourselves.
Rainforest protection and welfare is an important cause that affects us all, and the Rainforest Partnership is doing a great job raising awareness and raising funds to contribute to being a solution.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering for Rainforest Partnership! I love working with a group of truly passionate people that have a great desire to help make our world a better place!

Caroline M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I absolutely love this non-profit located right in the heart of Austin, Texas. I volunteered with them for a couple months while I was going to school, and everyone within the organization is so friendly and passionate. They truly care about what they are doing, and the fact that they team up with the tribes from the Amazon sets them apart from any other non-profit I have ever heard of. I can't wait to see what more these guys do in the future!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Rainforest Partnership has a very worthy mission, as the world's rainforests will be gone in the next century if we don't take the necessary action to protect them! I have been working for them for a while, and I really value all the the hard work that goes into our mission, as well as the on-going support from the other staff and volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Rainforest Partnership does amazing work for the Amazon rainforest and the people who live there by supporting economic alternatives to deforestation. I have loved my time as an intern at Rainforest Partnership because I know I am contributing to a non-profit that makes real impact in people's lives. Rainforest Partnership helps everyone around the world by protecting rainforests because they are a vital part to curbing global warming.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As someone who has been able to do volunteer here I can tell you that the people here are committed to their cause. Everyone I have met works extremely hard at the goals for preventing deforestation and helping the regeneration of the rain forest. Their work with local communities to help them obtain the tools they need to protect their homeland is absolutely amazing. Giving the local communities the tools to protect their homes means that they will be able to take care of the land in the future and not just in the present. Being able to work on these projects and help move the cause forward has been a pleasure. If you are thinking of volunteering or donating then this is the place to do it. There is real change happening here and if you want to be able to touch the rain forest from you computer this is the nonprofit for you. You will not only help people in these communities, you will also be helping you and your kids futures.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I first met the Executive Director of Rainforest Partnership, Niyanta Spelman, I was captivated by her passion and love for the rainforest.

Rainforest Partnership's is one of the few non-profits that truly goes above and beyond to help the indigenous communities that depend on the rainforest for survival. By helping these inhabitants, Rainforest Partnership is helping develop economic alternatives to deforestation.