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GROWING NATURAL LEADERS EcoLogic Development Fund • Annual Report 2013–2014
  • GROWING NATURAL LEADERSEcoLogic Development Fund Annual Report 20132014

  • EcoLogic Development Funds mission is to empower rural and indigenous people to restore and protect tropical

    ecosystems in Central America and Mexico.

    A boat docked on the Sarstn River, which forms part of the border between Guatemala and Belize. EcoLogic works with artisanal fisherfolk on both sides of the border to facilitate cross-border cooperation for conservation. Lee Shane

    EcoLogic currently has nine active projects in five countries: two projects in Mexico, three in

    Guatemala, two in Honduras, one in Panama, and one

    cross-border project that brings together communities

    in Belize and Guatemala.


    Dear Friends and Supporters,

    When I write about EcoLogics work, I often focus on the big picture: we work in Mexico and Central America because the region holds tremendous biological diversity, yet its rural communities are vulnerable and underserved. But at its core, our work is about individuals: extraordinary people who effect change from the ground up, working tirelessly to make our shared goal of large-scale, landscape-level conservation a reality. Nature and people depend on each othernot only to survive, but to thrive.

    Our work is urgent. As the pressure on our planet increases and we grapple with climate change, EcoLogics model of community-based, collaborative conservation becomes even more critical.

    Since 1993, EcoLogic has worked in more than 600 communities, inspiring and training local leaders who bring our vision forward.

    In this annual report, we proudly honor three shining examples of local leadership: Bestalina Martnez, whose work empowers communities across Atlntida, Honduras, to turn environmental protection into economic opportunity; Nolverto Troches, a devoted grandfather in San Juan, Guatemala, who is piloting conservation solutions for the sake of future generations; and Isabela Alonzo Martn, a young Maya Chuj advocate for both the environment and indigenous womens rights in San Mateo Ixtatn, Guatemala.

    Thanks to your support, Nolverto started an agroforestry plot in his backyard. Bestalina implemented an innovative recycling program that is protecting our planet while helping rural communities. Isabela has connected dozens of women with the opportunity to have a meaningful role in their community by protecting the forest. They have the vision, drive, and inspiration to lead their communities in protecting the ecosystems upon which we all depend.

    What EcoLogic does best is to give local people what they need to achieve their dreams of a brighter, more just, and more sustainable future for their communitiesand we couldnt do this without you.

    Thank you,

    Barbara VallarinoExecutive Director

    Bestalina Martnez (left), with EcoLogics Executive Director Barbara Vallarino, accepts the EcoLogic Innovation Award at our 2014 annual benefit.

    Growing Natural Leaders Annual Report 201320143


    G U AT E M A L A

    Piloting Better Fuel-Efficient StovesFuel-efficient stoves are an important part of EcoLogics menu of community-based approaches to conservation and sustainable development. Over the past few years, we have worked on expanding and improving our stove program. In July 2013, a group of EcoLogic regional staff attended the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves stakeholder consultation in Antigua, Guatemala. Based on information from the workshop and research conducted by several interns, we piloted a new, more fuel-efficient model of stove in Guatemala. The model was selected for its durability, likelihood of cultural accep-tance, indoor air-pollution and fuel-efficiency ratings, safety, and cost, among other factors. In August, we installed 25 test stoves with our partner, the 48 Cantones of Totonicapn, and provided training and guidance to community members on how to use and maintain the stoves. As we expand our stove pro-gram, we are developing tools to evaluate which stove models best fit the cultural and environmental needs of the communities we serve.

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    Ana Mateo Francisco with her new fuel-efficient stove in Huehuetenango, Guatemala Dan Grossman

  • EcoLogics Expanding Agroforestry Work Connects Farmers to National Incentives ProgramEcoLogic boasts more than 10 years experience using agroforestry, a technique of planting trees alongside crops to preserve biodiversity and enrich soil, as an alternative method to environmentally destructive slash-and-burn farming in Guatemala. In 2013, we focused on strategically expanding and scaling up our agroforestry work to reach more farmers. We are proud that EcoLogics agroforestry work in Ixcn, Guatemala, has helped communities leverage additional support through the national Program of Incentives to Small Landowners with Agroforestry or Forest Vocations (PINPEP in Spanish), which compensates farmers in cash for sustainably managing their land. By the end of 2013, EcoLogic helped farmers in Ixcn earn $106,300 for the reforestation of 112 acres of degraded land, $26,055 for implementing 55 acres of agroforestry, and $10,247 for the protection of forest resources. These funds have directly benefitted 174 families!

    H O N D U R A S

    EcoLogic Chosen as Solution Search Award Finalist for Watershed WorkEcoLogic was chosen as one of the top 10 finalists for the Solution Search: Adapting to a Changing Climate contest, sponsored by the Nature Conservancy and Rare! We were nominated for our work in watershed management through our Communities Organizing for Watersheds project with our partner, the Association of Water Councils in the Southern Sector of Pico Bonito National Park (AJAASSPIB in Spanish). The International Solution Search Award recognizes innovative conservation successes for communities where the need is greatest. The contest received 85 entries from 37 countries around the world. EcoLogic is proud to have made it to the top 10!

    Rewarding Community-Led InnovationIn November 2013, EcoLogic held a competition among our partner organizations to encourage the development of innovative solutions to the issues we tackle together: natural resource conservation and improving the livelihoods of local populations. A panel of four expert judges selected our Honduran partner, the Alliance of Municipalities of Central Atlntida (MAMUCA), as the recipient of the very first EcoLogic Innovation Award, a $10,000 prize generously provided in part by the Kendeda Fund. The cash award is being used to help MAMUCA develop a business plan for and expand a program of local community stores where people can use recyclable materials, such as aluminum cans and plastic bags, to purchase food and other household items. This economically and environmentally sustainable project is reducing solid waste in the forests and waterways around Pico Bonito National Park while providing a valuable new source of income for local community members who participate. MAMUCA currently operates two stores in two communities and hopes to build more in the future!

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    (Left to right) Field technician Severiana Domnguez Gonzlez (second from left), Regional Director of Programs Gabriela Gonzlez Garca, Executive Director Barbara Vallarino, and Senior Program Officer for Institutional Development Margaret Doherty-Lopez (directly behind Gabriela) joined the FARCO team in November 2013 for the launch of EcoLogics new project in the Chinantla region of Oaxaca, Mexico.

    M E X I C O

    Building an Exciting New Partnership in OaxacaEcoLogic is excited to be developing a second project in Mexico with our newest partner, Fondo Ambiental Regional de la Chinantla (FARCO) in the Chinantla region of Oaxaca. FARCO is a com-munity-based organization that coordinates cooperation among civil society, academia, and the government to advance the regions social and environmental development. The goals of this new project are to reforest degraded sections of forest in the Papaloapan River basin to create a 20,000-acre community reserve; to build the capacity of local communities to conserve and live sustainably through environmental education and technical training; and to introduce sustainable sources of income for communities to reduce poverty while protecting the environment. We have begun training and capacity-building workshops and are working on a plan to incentivize rural and indigenous com-munities to reforest degraded areas within the Papaloapan River watershed. We are confident that by working together with FARCO on this new project, we will make significant progress toward conserv-ing approximately 30,000 acres of critical forest habitat in the Chinantla region.

    New Funding Moves CarbonPlus Project Forward in ChiapasIn 2012, EcoLogic launched a REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) project in the Lacandn Jungle region of the Cojolita mountain range of Chiapas, Mexico. The ultimate goalwith EcoLogics support and technical guidanceis for local Mayan communities to be compen-sated for their efforts to conserve the rainforest by gaining access to carbon markets. In 2013, EcoLogic was awarded a grant from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which allowed us to conduct a workshop to analyze previous barriers to conservation in the Lacandn Jungle to better inform current and future community-led conservation strategies. Participants in the process included Mexican state and federal agencies, local universities, and local NGOs. In addition, the Governors Climate and Forests (GCF) Fund provided support for a collaboration between the Mexican States of Chiapas and Campeche. Through this project, EcoLogic is participating in a joint effort between local communities, state gov-ernments and civil society institutions in Chiapas and Campeche to improve forest carbon monitoring and advance local understanding of the technical and policy requirements of REDD+.

  • W H AT M A K E S E C O L O G I C U N I Q U E ? Our work focuses on providing resources to help local people who have asked for our supportshape their own futures. In every community that EcoLogic works in, from Mexico to Panama, there are people with ambitious ideas who need our support to overcome the obstacles that keep them from turning those ideas into reality. By supporting EcoLogic, you are helping these remarkable people achieve their dreams. Turn the page to meet three of these local leaders. We hope you find their stories as inspiring as we do.


    Isabela Alonzo Martn (center) with friends and fellow forest guardians Mara (left) and Micaela (right) in San Mateo Ixtatn, Guatemala. Lee Shane

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    Isabela Alonzo Martn

    I am motivated to work to ensure that the women in my community are recognized, that our rights are respected, and to prove that we do contribute, every day. I work for all women. Thats what inspires me.



    People told us we couldnt participate, that we couldnt work, because we were women. But ISABELA ALONZO MARTN set out to prove them wrong. A young Maya Chuj just 21 years old, Isabela has already made a name for her-self as a passionate and articulate advocate for womens rights and environmental conservation in and around the town of San Mateo Ixtatn in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Since 2012, she has been the Coordinator of the Municipal Office of Womena local initiative organized to bring greater rights and opportunities to the indigenous women of San Mateo Ixtatn and the surrounding communities. Women, and especially indigenous women, are now pioneers of environmental conservation in the area, which Isabela is proud to note. EcoLogic has helped its local partner in the area, the Northern Border Municipalities


    Departments of Huehuetenango and Quich, Guatemala

    Size of Project Site

    233,000 acres

    Population of Project Area

    371,300 people

    Project Began


    Local Partner

    Northern Border Municipalities Alliance


    P R O J E C T S N A P S H O T

    Indigenous Peoples For Thriving Ecosystems In Northern Guatemala

    I N 2 0 1 3

    53,130 Trees planted 118 Acres reforested 73,690 Seedlings planted in greenhouses 33 Fuel-efficient stoves built

    Alliance (Mancomunidad de Municipios Frontera del Norte, or MFN) train and educate community members in sustainable forest management and reforestation. Many women now work as forest guardians who plant seedlings, take care of standing forests, and educate other members

  • of their communities about the importance of conservation. The trainings that EcoLogic has organized have been in-credibly important for us. Most women in this area cannot read, and before EcoLogic started working with us, they knew hardly anything about the environment. Thanks to EcoLogics help, women are educated and empowered to work, and to take care of our precious natural resources for the greater good of their whole community.

    Isabelas work is still far from complete. Women are always the most vulnerable, and the most forgotten. The hard work that we do, every day, especially in our homes, is never recognized, Isabela says with an edge of frustration in her voice. But thanks to both her leadership and the resources that EcoLogic has provided to her community, more women than ever in San Mateo Ixtatn have found opportunities to workwhile protecting and restoring the ecosystems upon which their families and their communities depend.

    Bestalina Martnez


    VISIONARYA communitys richest resource is its people, says BESTALINA MARTNEZ, Executive Director of the Muni-cipalities of the Central Atlntida Department (MAMUCA), a community organization in northern Honduras that EcoLogic has worked with since 2007. MAMUCA is an association that brings together towns and communities from across Atlntida, Honduras, to work toward reducing poverty and improving local livelihoods while conserving the environment. If we dont protect our natural resources, then we destroy our quality of life, she says emphatically. Bestalina understands that people cannot thrive without helping the Earth to thrive as welland under her leader-ship, MAMUCA and EcoLogic have brought that value of interconnectedness to all of our collaborative projects.

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    I am motivated to work to ensure that the women in my community are recognized, that our rights are respected, and to prove that we do contribute, every day. I work for all women. Thats what inspires me. She hopes that other young women in Guatemala will also be able to rise above barriers and achieve their full potential. The most impor-tant thing is perseverance, she advises. You will have critics, but dont ever doubt yourself. Believe in yourself, keep confident, and you will achieve your dreams.

    I want to thank EcoLogic again on behalf of all of the women here, she says. It is thanks to your support that EcoLogic is able to provide passionate advocates like Isabela the resources and training they need to overcome the barriers keeping them from achieving their dreams. In thanking us, she is really thanking you.

  • MAMUCAs second recycling shop is located in a school in the community of Santa Ana.

    Together, EcoLogic and MAMUCA are pioneering initia-tives that have already had tangible impacts on community members lives. One of our projects is to construct and install fuel-efficient stoves in family homes, which have reduced the use of fuel wood and decreased health prob-lems connected to inhaling particulate matter while

    cooking. Women, who do most of the cooking and there-fore receive the most benefit from using the stoves, are also being trained to build and install themand are paid for the work. Ive seen women who, at the beginning, were so timid they would barely leave their homes, Bestalina reflects. But they started building stoves, and the transfor-mation has been incredible. The light in their eyes when they talk about their experiences! They didnt have any-thing before. Now they are providing for their families.

    One of the most unique programs that MAMUCA has launched under Bestalinas leadership are shops where community members can trade recyclable materials for food, household items, or school supplies. The organization has built two in the last year, and already has plans to open a third. The second store is located in a school, and, as Bestalina explains: Children dont have money, but they can bring in a plastic bag and trade it for a pencil or a notebook. With the recycling shops, we can even involve children in making change in their communities! MAMUCA launched its first recycling shop in 2013, after winning EcoLogics first-ever Innovation Award competition,


    Department of Atlntida, Honduras

    Size of Project Site

    86,500 acres

    Population of Project Area

    18,300 people

    Project Began


    Local Partner

    Municipalities of the Central Atlntida Department (MAMUCA)

    P R O J E C T S N A P S H O T

    Towns for Environmental Corridors and Communities

    I N 2 0 1 3

    105 Fuel-efficient stoves built 12 Workshops held with community water resource committeesTrained local leaders in 215 communities to develop five-year plans to address local priorities

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    If you start with just one person, and inspire them to make change, then they will inspire their family. And if you change a family, you inspire a community. If you change a community, you change a cityand from there, you inspire an entire country to change for the better.

  • Nolverto Troches Crcamo

    If old men like me choose to set a bad example by cutting down trees, what kind of future are we creating for our children?


    NOLVERTO TROCHES CRCAMO is a vocal community leader and minister within the small village of San Juan in the rural department of Izabal in eastern Guatemala. But Nolverto thinks of himself first and foremost as a father and a grandfather, and it is his love for children that has inspired him to become a staunch advocate for environ-mental conservation. Im an old man, he says with a laugh, and theres only so much thats within my power. But if old men like me choose to set a bad example by cutting down trees, what kind of future are we creating for our children? I want my children and grandchildren to enjoy the forests. I want them to know the joy of being in a forested place. Its our duty to take care of tomorrow today. I want there to be water left for my grandchildren!

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    which we organized in an effort to generate community- led innovation. This prize was to be awarded to one of EcoLogics partner organizations to fund the implementa-tion of a sustainable, scalable solution for reducing envi-ronmental impacts while creating economic opportunities.

    We couldnt do the work that we do without EcoLogic. I couldnt do my job without the support of EcoLogic, Besta-lina says. Thanks to EcoLogics support, we have been able to meet the needs of so many more communities, so many more people, than we would ever be able to alone. EcoLogic is an incredible ally to MAMUCA, in helping us confront

    the human and environmental problems that our work is dedicated to resolving.

    She continues, I love working with MAMUCA, because I love to serve people. What makes me happier than any-thing is seeing not just the results of a project, but the posi-tive change in peoples lives, she says. If you start with just one person, and inspire them to make change, then they will inspire their family. And if you change a family, you inspire a community. If you change a community, you change a cityand from there, you inspire an entire country to change for the better.

  • Nolvertos concerns about water are well founded. In San Juan and other nearby communities in the lower Sarstn River basin, clean water can be scarce due to pollution, deforestation, and the pressures of a growing population. Nolverto sees wells and streams get drier with each passing year.

    While Nolverto would be working to make positive change in his community no matter the circumstances, he thanks EcoLogic for bringing resources and opportunities to pover-ty-stricken Izabal. In such a remote part of Guatemala, com-munity members often feel forgotten by the government. EcoLogic has always supported us, and never forgets us, he says.

    Our partner in Izabal is the Mayan Association for Well-Being in the Sarstn Region (APROSARSTUN), which EcoLogic helped establish in 2007. APROSARSTUN is a youth-driven organization whose mission is to improve local livelihoods while conserving the environment. Nolverto believes that many of our collaborations, includ-ing fuel-efficient stoves, reforestation, and agroforestry, are already helping preserve the areas water and clean the air. He has adopted these projects enthusiastically: His home boasts a new fuel-efficient stove, and he and his wife grow crops using agroforestry techniques in their yard. Nolverto has encouraged many of his neighbors to overcome their initial skepticism and try out the new stoves and agrofor-estry. Well always need to breathe the air! Its the most necessary thing in the world! he says, speaking enthusias-tically about the fuel-efficient, properly vented stoves that EcoLogic and APROSARSTUN build and install in families homes.

    With his mind always on his grandchildrens future, seeing the youth of APROSARSTUN step up and take on impres-sive leadership roles within their communities has brought Nolverto great joyand hope. The youth here are such good examples for their parents, he laughs. It is the oppor-tunities he believes that EcoLogic is bringing to the young people of his community that make him more excited than anything else. I am always thinking about my grandchildrens future, he says. Always.


    Lower Sarstn River Basin, Izabal, Guatemala

    Size of Project Site

    87,000 acres

    Population of Project Area

    3,000 people

    Project Began


    Local Partner

    Mayan Association for Well-Being in the Sarstn Region


    P R O J E C T S N A P S H O T

    Youth Restoring the Nature of Sarstn

    I N 2 0 1 3

    34,000 Trees planted 74 Acres reforested120,250 Seedlings planted in greenhouses 50 Fuel-efficient stoves built

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    Children of farmers from San Juan and neighboring villages in Izabal sit in on a training in agroforestry techniques.


    R E V E N U EEcoLogic realized a 27% increase in income in 2013 from 2012. Individual donors made up a higher percentage of our revenue than in prior years.

    E X P E N S E SExpenses in 2013 decreased overall from 2012, but a greater percentage of spending went toward our programs. Our fundraising efficiency also increased: we spent only 10 cents for every dollar raised.


    In-Kind Donations 2%Public Agency Income 7%

    Investment & Other Income 1%

    Individual Donations


    Program Services 78%

    Management & General 9%

    Fundraising 14%

    Summarized Statement of Activities for 2013 Fiscal Year


    Grants and Contributions 1,939,292 In-Kind Donations 44,196 Contract Income 149,149 Interest and Other Income 5,041 Rental Income 14,884 Loss on Investment in Subsidiary (8,515) Total Support & Revenue 2,144,047


    Program Services 1,289,933Management & General 146,326 Fundraising 224,228 Total Expenses 1,660,487

    Change In Net Assets 483,560 Net Assets Beginning Of Year 731,454 Net Assets End Of Year 1,215,014

    Statement of Financial Position at End of 2013 Fiscal Year (US$)


    Current Assets Cash and Short-term Investments 384,944 Pledges and Accounts Receivable 579,773 Prepaid Expenses 4,855 Total Current Assets 969,572 Other Assets Deposit 6,033 Investment in Subsidiaries 37,506 Pledges Receivable, Long-term 190,476 Total Other Assets 234,015 Fixed Assets Property & Equipment Less Depreciation 41,659 Total Assets 1,245,246


    Current Liabilities Accrued Expenses 30,232 Total Current Liabilities 30,232 Net Assets Unrestricted 558,166 Temporarily Restricted 656,848 Total Net Assets 1,215,014 Total Liabilities & Net Assets 1,245,246

    Annual audits are conducted by Gonzalez & Associates, P.C. For a complete audited statement, please contact EcoLogic.

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    Maya Kiche women tend to seedlings in Huehuetenango, Guatemala.

  • US StaffO C T O B E R 2 0 1 4

    Barbara VallarinoExecutive Director

    Margaret Doherty-LpezSenior Program Officer for Institutional Development

    Juliana FieldDirector of Development and Communications

    Melissa HaleyDirector of Finance and Administration

    David KramerSenior Manager for Impact, Learning, and Innovation

    Alexa PiacenzaProgram Associate for Development and Communications

    Devyn PowellCommunications Officer

    Laura PowellOperations Associate

    Andrea SavageCarbonPlus Program Senior Manager

    Sam SchofieldProgram Officer for Institutional Development

    Regional StaffO C T O B E R 2 0 1 4

    Gabriela Gonzlez GarcaDirector of Programs

    Marco AcevedoProgram Officer for Mexico

    Yaira Allois PinoProgram Officer for Panama

    Mario Ardany de Len BenitzProgram Officer for Guatemala

    Carlos Duarte Euraque Program Officer for Honduras

    Abelino Flores Molina Community Coordinator for Chiapas

    Zayda Cleopatra Mndez Bi-National Project Coordinator

    Sergio Fabricio Prez Estacuy Regional Finance Officer

    Regional Field TechniciansG U A T E M A L A

    Jos Domingo Caal APROSARSTUN

    Jose Luis Delgado Mancomunidad de Municipios Frontera del Norte

    Yovany Daz Mancomunidad de Municipios Frontera del Norte

    Fernando Recancoj Forest Commission of the 48 Cantons

    Elmer Urizar Reyes Mancomunidad de Municipios Frontera del Norte

    Samuel Coc Yat APROSARSTUN

    H O N D U R A S

    Daniel Escobar MAMUCA

    Bacilio Martnez AJAASSPIB

    Board of DirectorsO C T O B E R 2 0 1 4

    Nicholas A. ShufroC H A I RDirector, Sustainable Business Solutions PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

    Kathrin WinklerV I C E - C H A I RVice-President, Corporate Sustainability, EMC Corporation

    F. William Green, M.D.S E C R E T A R YRetired

    Joyce Cacho, Ph.D.T R E A S U R E RFounding President and CEO, Adinura Advisory, LLC

    William Russell Grace Byers, Jr. C H A I R M A N E M E R I T U S Private Investor

    David Barton BrayAssociate Chair, Department of Earth & Environment, Florida International University

    Fernando Bolaos ValleChairman and Chief Executive Officer of AgroAmerica

    Orlando J. CabreraOf Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs, LLP

    Judi CantorDirector of Planned Giving, Harvard School of Public Health

    Robin L. Chazdon, Ph.D.Professor, University of Connecticut Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    Gregory ChocFormer Executive Director, Sarstoon-Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM)

    Norissa GiangolaPresident, Coqui Marketing

    Patricia GoudvisIndependent Filmmaker

    Marc HillerManaging Director, Acquisitions, GreenWood Resources & International Forestry Investment Advisors

    Lauren L. McGregor

    Maura ODonnellHead of Financial Planning and Analysis, LAC, MasterCard Worldwide

    Lance PierceExecutive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Ceres

    Mark SprancaVice-President, Reputational Capital & Technical Leadership, Abt Associates

    Dan Tunstall Retired, Former Director of International Cooperation at World Resources Institute

    Advisory CommitteeO C T O B E R 2 0 1 3 O C T O B E R 2 0 1 4

    Manuela Alvarado Lpez Alberto Chinchilla Nilo Cayuqueo Jason Clay, Ph.D. James Crowfoot, Ph.D.Neva Goodwin, Ph.D.Lewis GordonJos Herrero Leonard P. Hirsch, Ph.D. Frances Moore Lapp Enrique Leff, Ph.D.Joshua Mailman Ian Todreas

    Interns and VolunteersO C T O B E R 2 0 1 3 O C T O B E R 2 0 1 4

    Camilo Esquivia-ZapataMaura FitzgeraldMakkedah JohnBrendan MontimaSebastian PillitteriJustin RileySika SedzroAnne Elise StrattonNell ThorneAna VargasJessica Webb

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  • Individuals and Institutions


    Anonymous (2)

    Arntz Family Foundation

    Blossom Fund

    Both ENDSJoke Waller-Hunter Initiative (JWH)

    Clif Bar Family Foundation

    Commission for Environmental Cooperation

    Conservation, Food and Health Foundation

    David Crocker

    Deans Beans Organic Coffee Company

    Fondo para la Conservacion de los Bosques Tropicales

    Bob Gerber

    Neva Goodwin

    Governors Climate Change and Forests Fund

    Heifer International

    Arnold Hiatt

    Rita-Maria Kafalas-May

    Kendeda Fund

    Lakeshore Foundation


    New England Biolabs Foundation

    New England Biolabs, Inc.

    New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and Putnam Foundation

    OKeefe Family Foundation

    Presbyterian Hunger Program

    Paul Saunders

    Swiss Re ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management

    Towards Sustainability Foundation

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Without Borders Mexico

    Van Tienhoven Foundation for International Nature Protection


    We are deeply grateful to the many loyal donors who supported our work with gifts up to $1,000. Special recognition is provided in this Annual Report to the following individuals and organizations who contributed $1,000 or more.


    Donations provided to EcoLogics annual Ambassador Campaign are used for general operating support. The investment of $1,000 or more that Ambassadors make allows EcoLogic to build its capacity, which has a direct and positive impact on our programs in Central America and Mexico.


    Patricia Goudvis

    Bill Green

    Fernando Paiz

    Nicholas A. Shufro


    Ray Grenier

    Connie Newton


    Fernando Bolaos Valle

    Orlando J. Cabrera

    Joyce A. Cacho

    Judi and Murrary Cantor

    Diane DeBono Schafer

    Jeanie and Murray Kilgour

    Joe Levine

    Lauren McGregor

    Suzanne Powell

    Martha Taub

    Ian L. Todreas

    Kathrin Winkler

    Pro Bono Legal Services

    Goulston & Storrs

    Strengthen community participation in the conservation of natural habitats in Mesoamerica and increase access to reliable sources of food, water, and economic prosperity.

    Conservation is powered by people. Visit ecologic.org/donate to lend your support today!We honor our donors and regret if we have made any errors or omissions.

    If we have, please contact Alexa Piacenza at 617-607-5143 or [email protected]

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    In-Kind Contributions

    Cabot CreameryDisney WorldF1Green Mountain CoffeeDan GrossmanHarpoon BreweryHenriettas TableHuntington Theater CompanyHy-Line CruisesIsabella Stewart Gardner MuseumKeurigLongfellow ClubMahala SacraNew England Wildflower SocietyPatagoniaRed Sox Reebok Rendezvous RestaurantJabes RojasNicholas ShufroSouthwest AirlinesSterling GolfStowe Mountain LodgeTaza ChocolateThe Fireplace RestaurantThe Hall at Patriot PlaceWestport Rivers VineyardZephyr on the Charles

    Corporate Sponsors

    Corbu Spa and SalonElevate DestinationsEMC CorporationInsource ServicesLoyalty Solutions, LLC Donation JunctionTrillium Asset Management Corporation

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    Thanks to EcoLogics support, we have been able to meet the needs of so many more communities, so many more people, than we would ever be able to alone. Bestalina Martnez, Executive Director of MAMUCA, an EcoLogic local partner in northern Honduras