"It was inspiring to see what a little money applied at the right places in the right way can do."
- J & K from Indiana, following a Zoom presentation on NCP programs at home and around the world
Click the tabs to the left to make designated gifts to any of these funds
These gifts to our core budget fund our Sustainable Living Centers, staff salaries, travel and speaking, print and web resources to inform and inspire, accounting services, leading Learning Tours, overseeing our international partnerships, etc. There is no transaction fee for these donations (when using the button at left), but also no way to designate for a specific part of our work. (Donors can contact NCP separately to inform us of a particular designation.) Want to designate or set up a monthly gift? Use this link. (Using this link results in a processing fee of 2.5 percent for NCP.) And here's the link if you prefer Venmo (2 percent processing fee).
Through our If a Tree Falls… program, NCP supports reforestation in Myanmar, South Sudan, the DR Congo, Rwanda, Nepal, Malawi, Nigeria, and the Ecuadorian Amazon. In most areas, $10 plants 100 trees. How? Jimmy Zan in Myanmar gathers avocado pits from local restaurants. In South Sudan, between the three nurseries we support we'll plant 60,000 trees this year, making us the leading reforester in this region of the country! Grants from this fund may sometimes be used for something other than tree-planting, such as supporting native communities in the Amazon as they protect the rainforest. Our newest partnership is in Nigeria, where the Tropical Conservation Center is restoring mangroves in the Niger Delta. Here, every $1 plants 2 mangrove saplings.
We launched our Million Tree Campaign on Earth Day 2019, with the goal of planting 1 million trees over the next decade in Africa, South Asia and the Americas. It's all part of our overall If a Tree Falls... program, and is designed to up our game in response to the looming specter of climate change and on-going destruction of the world's forests, even as the number of living creatures on earth continues to drop precipitously as their forest homes disappear. We've since changed the name to the Two (!) Million Tree Campaign due to the support of our network and the great work of our partners!
Give a Girl a Chance is NCP's program to help girls and women around the world have a have a decent chance for a decent life. For the girls, this means keeping them in school in places like South Sudan, where 95 percent of girls are not even enrolled in elementary school. We offer scholarships, shoes, mosquito nets - whatever they need to succeed. Our A Girl and a Bike campaign provides a bike and a scholarship for high school girls in Malawi, where climate change has deeply affected the local farming economy. As for women, they are often reduced to near-slave labor, the sex trade or work that lacks dignity or opportunity. Through microloans or skills training organized by our partners, we help them have better choices.
Girls from the Chepang ethnic group in southern Nepal are finished school after fifth grade - their poor farming families can't afford the $250 per year it will cost to attend secondary school. The consequences can mean being married off to an older man when they are 13 or 14, or even to be trafficked. Our Give a Girl a Chance fund is already maxed out with our regular commitments, so we're raising funds for these girls separately. There are 5-11 of them graduating every year and we hope to be able to support each one of them for five years of high school. It's a two-hour walk down the mountain to school, but they are more than willing to do their part if we do ours.
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