Philanthropic foundations support ACT through grants and monetary donations and are vital to our biocultural conservation work across South America. Many foundation representatives have traveled with us to the field, where they meet our indigenous partners and see the impact of the initiatives they fund.
Andes Amazon Fund
The Andes Amazon Fund is a multi-donor, grant-making initiative that supports the conservation of the Andes-Amazon region through the designation, expansion, and management of protected areas and indigenous reserves.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
The Mott Foundation supports projects that promote a just, equitable, and sustainable society. The foundation funds programs around the world that protect communities and the ecosystems upon which they depend. They believe that when the environment is healthy, we all benefit.
DOB Ecology supports partners that work to protect and restore threatened ecosystems and (re)build the conditions for resilient livelihoods of local communities. It believes that strong and healthy ecosystems are vital ingredients for life, well-being, and sustainable development.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation was established to create positive outcomes for future generations through grant-based philanthropy – including the support of environmental conservation. The foundation seeks to achieve through philanthropy what Gordon Moore accomplished for the world of computing: to create an ever more powerful engine of progress in society.
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. The foundation is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world’s most pressing social challenges, including advancing global climate solutions.
The Omidyar Network is a social change venture that reimagines critical systems, and the ideas that govern them, to build more inclusive and equitable societies – for the benefit of the many, not just the few – across the globe.
The Skoll Foundation drives large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and innovators who help solve the world’s most pressing problems.
Tarbaca Indigo Foundation
Tarbaca Indigo Foundation is a Swiss foundation established in 2011 by a family in memory of their father, to honor and continue his philanthropic spirit. Since its creation, Tarbaca Indigo Foundation has supported more than 40 cultural, social, scientific, and environmental projects worldwide.
The White Feather Foundation
The White Feather Foundation embraces environmental and humanitarian issues, and in conjunction with partners from around the world, it helps to raise funds for the betterment of all life.
ACT's corporate partners provide in-kind donations and services, as well as monetary donations. ACT has been extremely selective with the corporate partners it works with over the years and chooses its partners based on shared values, such as environmental sustainability.
Breedlove Guitars, based in Bend, Oregon, designs handmade acoustic guitars, acoustic bass guitars, and mandolins. No clear-cut wood is used in any Made In Bend Breedlove guitar or Organic Collection instrument. They salvage fallen timber or sustainably harvested trees to minimize impact on forests. Breedlove owner Tom Bedell has traveled to each forest they procure wood from—including forests in Suriname—to verify harvest, chain of custody, and ecological practices.
Castronovo is a craft chocolate maker that takes time and care with each part of the chocolate making process. By supporting careful farming and fermentation, it ensures farmers are paid a fair wage through an ethical and sustainable supply chain.
Chantecaille specializes in sophisticated botanical formulas, including vegan-friendly and cruelty-free skincare and makeup products. Chantecaille believes in the healing powers of flowers and plants, and build their formulas on pure ingredients. They produce exclusive collections that give back to charities that protect wild species and spaces.
Goldthread is a plant-based tonic company founded to empower people to drink more plants. They travel the world to source herbs from the regions where they are most potent and cultivate direct-trade relationships with local farmers. Goldthread seeks to make a sustained, positive impact on the growers, producers, and guardians of medicinal plants and traditional plant knowledge around the world.
Kamibashi sells fair trade products and artwork from Japan and Thailand. Kamibashi is dedicated to quality and to paying artists well for their hard work. They believe in long-term partnerships and have worked with the same artisan groups for many years.
Mapbox is a location data platform for mobile and web applications. They provide building blocks to add location features like maps, search, and navigation into any experience the user creates.
Maxar is the world’s leading provider of high-resolution Earth imagery, data, and analysis, with the most sophisticated commercial satellite constellation in orbit and cloud-based platforms that enable analytics and information extraction at scale.
Nature's Path is a family-owned producer of certified organic foods. Known by many for their breakfast cereals, they now sell over 150 products. Their products feature local or fair-trade, healthy ingredients as they believe organic food and farming is the best way to care for our bodies and for the planet. Nature's Path is a triple bottom line social enterprise, and has been recognized for incorporating the notion of sustainability into its business practices through its support of various charitable and eco-friendly initiatives.
Symbiome is a skincare company that seeks to restore health, balance, and resilience for our skin and for ourselves. Symbiome sources their ingredients from an organic farm in Brazil that adheres to sustainable practices including regenerative farming and harvesting techniques, recycling, and low energy consumption.
Isidoro Hazbun is the Manager, Public Affairs & Programs Support at Amazon Conservation Team.