We support grassroots projects meeting the evolving needs of communities related to climate change, social inequality, and malnutrition worldwide. Through our global networks, we connect directly with local leaders – helping them implement their initiatives through small grants, strategic connections, and logistical support.
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Agroforestry Regeneration Communities (ARC) is a collective of smallholder farmers, agroforestry experts, philanthropists, and strategists with a vision of planting food forests around the world to provide food security and climate change resilience.
Regenerative agriculture revitalizes communities and landscapes. It is a holistic farming practice that promotes rehabilitation of ecosystems through the regeneration of soils, increased biodiversity, holistic animal grazing, and improved water and air quality, which collectively have a positive impact on climate change. Agroforestry is the practice of managing trees and food crops together, and is the “low hanging fruit of regenerative agriculture.” Its benefits include economic opportunities, food security, nutrition, and climate change resilience for vulnerable communities around the world. It can be done in urban and rural settings. We believe in a funding approach that encourages the projects we support to become economically sustainable and independent, rather than have continued dependence on philanthropy.
Our current projects are in Guatemala, the Caribbean Islands, and East Africa. To date, we have:
- planted 4,344,207 trees
- planted 8,954 food forests
- trained 23,163 people (55% women)
SunRise Studios Collective (SRS) promotes artistic creativity, cultural preservation, and regenerative lifestyles through a global network of community-based multi-media recording studios. We work with indigenous communities who are seeking ways to document their traditional songs, collaborate creatively with other musicians around the world, share regenerative living practices, and pass on knowledge to their youth and future generations.
This work is based on endogenous development, meaning that this work is community-led and based on local people’s vision of their holistic well-being. The key concepts within endogenous development that are critical to this work are:
- Local control of the development process
- Keeping cultural values a priority
- Appreciating worldviews
- Finding a balance between local and external resources
In our first year, we provided studio equipment for 4 media labs:
- Hope Studio, Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya
- The Mother of the Amazon – Vimi Media Lab, Huni Kuin Tribe of the Brazilian Amazon
- Studio in a Suitcase – Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
- The Kikuyu Arts Center – Riki Studio, Kenya
Towards Green Environment (TGE) is a group of 3 Kenyan environmentalists and over 20 volunteers in Nairobi, Kenya who are working to promote environmental conservation through awareness campaigns, training, and economic empowerment. They are on the front lines, witnessing the devastating impact that climate change is having today on their communities. Their current focus is helping the people of Osodo Village in Kenya survive and overcome the impact of unprecedented floods.
The work of mitigating the impacts of climate change is a collective endeavor. Many people in Kenya are not aware of the impact of climate change on their communities because most of the literature around the climate crisis has been done in the Western languages.
Towards Green Environment believes that Kenyan people have the right to be informed about climate change so that they may have the chance to prepare, adapt, and overcome its impacts.
With the help of the Abundant Earth Foundation, Towards Green Environment has been able to continue to feed the children in the Osodo village, a community heavily impacted by the destructive floods. They have been able to provide pads and sanitary towels to some women of the community, and distributed 200 mosquito nets to help prevent families in the village from contracting malaria.
Our Impact Since 2018
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Restoring ecosystems for an Abundant Earth.
By donating to Abundant Earth Foundation, you support individuals and grassroots projects that may not otherwise have access to funding.
Through our global networks, we are able to give directly to local communities, enabling them to quickly implement their initiatives.