Solutions Activism

Project in Brazilian Ashaninka-Apiwtxa partners careing for seedlings in 2023
Projects for International Day of Forests in Atlantic Forest
Contour Lines planted over 20,000 trees
Cerrado plantings

Our Past Results

Every year since 2010 iGiveTrees has given locally grown native species trees to smallholders in the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, in the biome of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. In 2023 we added support for a nursery project in Brazil’s Cerrado as well as another nursery project in the Amazon.


Amazonian field partners Ashaninka-Apiwtxa began harvesting tree seeds for their village nurseries to use in local reforestation projects.


Since partnering with Chapada Verde in 2022, we’ve been able to fund the construction of their nursery that was stocked with trees from another town’s nursery. Now supplies for neighbors needing trees to restore their smallholdings can be locally sourced.

This is our first project partner in Brazil’s Cerrado biome.

Field partners Fazenda Sertão, in the biome of the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest), in the state of Rio de Janeiro, began to reforest neighboring properties with native species trees.

We have continued to support ecosystem restoration in Guatemala, using permaculture methods.


In 2020 iGiveTrees made an introduction to our Financial Pollinator, who was able to link to funding for former planting partners Pretaterra, enabling them to massively scale up their planting operations in Timburi. See the results of the seed funds we provided in the January 2023 Time Magazine Climate Emergency story and on Instagram.

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Since partnering with Pretaterra in 2019, we were able to increase our plantings thanks to their incredible dedication and energy to regenerate the Atlantic Forest. A total of 27,000 trees were sponsored and given to smallholders in the state of São Paulo for planting through them. And, funds for the first 10,000 trees of their own agroforestry project were given at the beginning of the pandemic to insure field work.


Former planting partners, Instituto Oikos de Agroecologia in the state of Sāo Paulo, were extremely reliable in sending us field reports of the plantings for the first two years after planting. Unfortunately, they are no longer in operation, or we would have happily continued to support them.

Instituto Oikos de Agroecologia meets with the nurserymen from Bom Jardin who had supplied their seedlings.


This video zooms into one of the many planting sites that received trees from iGiveTrees in 2010. The landowners had fenced off the former pasture to allow the native species of wild plants to return (a practice now known as “rewilding”), and into that fertile ground, planted trees we donated.

9 years later we went back to see the results of the planting, that you can now view on

The forest was nearly impenetrable and the natural springs had returned.

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iGiveTrees is a fiscally sponsored project of Inquiring Systems, Inc. (ISI), a U.S. tax-exempt
501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation since 1978.
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