How we fund our work.

GARDENER: The African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) contributes to biodiversity and carbon storage by uprooting the undergrowth of the rainforest and spreading seeds. Photo: Shutterstock

RFN’s efforts to protect the rainforest and secure the rights of indigenous and other forest peoples are made possible through the generous financial support provided by individuals, private companies, foundations and public authorities.

Our “Rainforest Guardians” in Norway donate monthly; other citizens support our work with sporadic donations. We also have cooperation agreements with selected businesses that provide valuable support and funding.

We receive multiyear, unrestricted or programmatic support from the following philanthropic foundations: Bezos Earth Fund, Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, Rainforest Trust, Ford Foundation, Good Energies Foundation, Climate Land Use Alliance (CLUA), Sobrato Philanthropies, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Rainforest Fund.

The backbone of our partnership with more than 50 organizations in six major rainforest countries is secured through multi-year agreements with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad agreement), Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI agreement), and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through an agreement with the Norwegian Embassy in Brasília (agreement).