Funding

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. Some 10.000 Norwegian “rainforest guardians” and other citizens regularly support our work. We have long-term cooperation agreements with a few, selected businesses. We receive regular support from private foundations like the Ford Foundation, the Good Energies Foundation and the Rainforest Fund. 

Yet, the backbone of our partnership with more than 70 organizations in seven 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 agreements with the Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta (agreement) and the Norwegian Embassy in Brasília (agreement).