Reforestation Grants

People and nature rely on healthy forests. Eight out of 10 land-dwelling species and nearly 750 million people live in and depend on forests for goods and services such as food, wood, medicine, fresh water, and air. Despite their importance, threats to the world's forests are growing at an alarming rate. To protect biodiversity, maintain ecosystem services, and regulate the climate, it is vital that forests are protected and restored where they have been lost.

Most of WWF’s work is focused in tropical rainforests, which are the most biologically diverse and complex forests on Earth. To ensure that communities and institutions have the resources to restore these landscapes, EFN invests in local organizations dedicated to expanding forest cover, creating biological corridors, and restoring watersheds. EFN supports the restoration of native biodiversity and ecosystem services with a focus on planting the right trees in the right places.

See below for grant guidelines or view the PDF versionEN ESPAÑOL



Local organizations from the following countries are eligible to apply:

  • Belize
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Colombia
  • Dem. Republic of Congo
  • Ecuador
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Peru
  • Republic of Congo
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam


To be eligible for a Reforestation Grant, an organization must meet the following criteria:

  • Your organization must be legally registered in an eligible country.
  • Your organization must have a bank account.
  • Your organization must conduct reforestation/restoration activities in a WWF-US priority area.
  • Your organization must submit all required documents by the application deadline below.
  • Your organization must complete all grant activities (including planting) before August 31, 2022.
  • The proposed project must include an active learning, practical skill component, or field-based learning activity that builds skills and knowledge for local stakeholders as part of the project activities.

Priority is given to local organizations that

  • Plant 8,000 or more native tree species
  • Focus on conservation and address the drivers of deforestation in the organizations' project area  


All applicants must complete their application by November 25, 2021, and all project activities must be completed by August 31, 2022. Applicants may apply in English, Spanish, French, or Portuguese. Please be aware that EFN may take up to 90 days after the application deadline to review, select, and process grants.



EFN requires all applicants to complete an online application and provide a clear and compelling proposal that must include:

  • A summary of the organization’s work to date and major accomplishments
  • An overview of the need for the reforestation project including a description of the reforestation site with photos, conservation objectives, and other related project goals
  • A detailed description of the proposed reforestation activity including: expected number of trees to be planted and hectares to be restored, tree species selected and why, how climate projections are being taken into account in the research, stakeholder participation, long-term tree stewardship/maintenance plans, and expected conservation gains
  • A detailed description about the training program 
  • A project timeline
  • Expected outcomes including: short-term (6 –12 months) and long-term expectations (1+ years)
  • Method of evaluation—describe how you will measure the expected outcomes 
  • A CV for the main trainer
  • A detailed project budget (not exceeding US $15,000)
  • A letter of recommendation from previous donors


For more information on Reforestation Grants and other opportunities through EFN, send an email message to [email protected].

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