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"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.

For Chepang girls from the southern hill areas of Nepal, school is over after fifth grade. Yes, it's a 3 hour walk down the mountain to secondary school – and four hours coming back up – but they could handle that. The real issue was the money. After elementary school in Nepal, an education comes at a cost that is beyond the reach of their farming families: $200 per girl per year. The consequences for these girls can be early marriage – as young as 16 or 17 – a destiny of field work or day labor, or even being trafficked to nearby India. NCP is working to support these girls in getting the education they need and deserve. With the coming graduating class of fifth graders, there will be 31 girls needing assistance. Partial or full support is welcomed for one or more girls. 

Explore a list of other giving options: stock donations, IRA distributions, our Endowment Fund and more...all for the good of the cause!

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