Established in 1922, International Tree Foundation is committed to planting trees, restoring forests, strengthening ecosystems and providing sustainable goods to communities. Redeeming your donation with them will support developing community groups in becoming formal forestry organisations, while strengthening their individual impact. Find out more >
International Tree Foundation started in 1922 when two men based in Kenya realised the importance of trees and forests for sustaining life. But what's most inspiring is that it's become a collective of tree planters, farmers, foresters and community workers dedicated to restoring forests, strengthening communities and providing sustainable fuel, food and medicine to the UK and Africa. What we really love is that they also increase the capacity of global communities and help them make improvements to their environment through sustainable tree planting.
This pioneering environmental organisation began in 1922, when two men based in Kenya realised the importance of trees and forests for sustaining life. Today, they're a collective of tree planters, farmers, foresters and community workers dedicated to restoring forests, strengthening communities and providing sustainable fuel, food and medicine. As a foundation they support global capacity building, which helps communities restore forests and the resources that come from them. These include bringing back water supplies, deriving income from fruit and veg, empowering women to become leaders and teaching children to nurture trees. Having run several community-based programmes such as the Sustainable Community Forestry Programme, the charity has helped community-based organisations to build their own capacity with conserving indigenous forests, improving nutrition and making a positive impact on climate change. Over the past year, their impact includes growing over 800,000 trees, supporting 3,000 people with increasing their income and helping more than 6,000 members to become active in tree restoration.