The Rainforest Fund
The Rainforest Fund bears in mind the universality, indivisibility and interdependence of all human rights, and carries out its mission by funding programs and projects aimed at supporting indigenous peoples and traditional populations of the rainforests to assert their rights, to promote a sustainable development of their communities and to challenge governmental practices that have a damaging effect on their environment. For more than 25 years RFUND has made a substantial financial effort to assist the indigenous communities of the world to demarcate their ancestral lands, gain the necessary education and expertise to counteract harmful government practices, including illegal logging, mining, forest fires, invasion of land, and to empower them to defend and protect their rights, their environment and their way of life. RFUND aims to provide its indigenous partners with the long-term support they need to promote the economic development of their communities and to achieve the recognition of their rights as full citizens of their respective countries. Beginning in January 2013, RFUND teamed up with ClearWater to support indigenous populations in the Ecuadorian Amazon in their work to build rainwater purification systems to ensure access to clean, potable drinking water. RFUND is proud of this partnership and the strides that ClearWater and the indigenous communities have made through hard work, dedication and collaboration! For more information, please visit www.rainforestfund.org.
Saving an Angel
Saving an Angel is a berlin-based child welfare charity, founded by Irish musician Rea Garvey, with the primary goal of bettering the lives of children in need around the world. Over the last ten years Saving an Angel has raised millions of dollars, and funded initiatives around the world aimed at improving the lives of children. In 2011, Saving an Angel provided initial seed funding for the launch of ClearWater, a project which aims to provide thousands of indigenous families in the oil-impacted Ecuadorian Amazon with safe access to clean drinking water. Saving an Angel’s ongoing and steadfast support of ClearWater has been instrumental in ensuring that children of Ecuador’s northern Amazon – the future generations! - have access to clean drinking water. For more information, please visit www.savinganangel.org.
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
In 1998, Leonardo DiCaprio established his foundation with the mission of protecting the world’s last wild places. LDF implements solutions that help restore balance to threatened ecosystems, ensuring the long-term health and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants. Since that time the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) has worked on some of the most pressing environmental issues of our day. Through grantmaking, public campaigns and media initiatives, LDF brings attention and needed funding to four focus areas—protecting biodiversity, oceans conservation, wildlands conservation, and climate change. Several successful fundraising events have enabled LDF to scale up our grantmaking strategy, successfully driving support for innovative and impactful conservation projects around the globe. Since 2014, LDF’s support of ClearWater has made possible the expansion of project areas beyond clean water to include territorial defense, women’s empowerment, and cultural preservation and recuperation. For more information, please visit www.leonardodicaprio.org.
Rainforest Action Network
Rainforest Action Network runs hard-hitting campaigns to break North America’s fossil fuels addiction, protect endangered forests and Indigenous rights, and stop destructive investments around the world through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action. For more information, please visit www.ran.org.
Amazon Watch works directly with indigenous communities at the regional and international levels to protect ecologically and culturally sensitive ecosystems in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, where millions of acres of rainforest and tropical wetlands are under threat due to oil and gas development, mining, mega-dams, roads and other unsustainable infrastructure projects. Amazon Watch's theory of change centers on advancing indigenous rights to their ancestral territories and protecting these territories. Within this context, we work on five cross-cutting initiatives—corporate accountability, indigenous rights, clean energy solutions, international finance and development, and climate change—to target systemic causes of destruction of the Amazon. For more information, please visit www.amazonwatch.org.
Digital Democracy's mission is to empower marginalized communities to use technology to defend their rights. As technology becomes cheaper and more accessible, we believe it can and should be used to bring more voices to the table. Digital Democracy helps our partners achieve transformative change and works toward a world where all people can participate in decisions that govern their lives. For more information, please visit www.digital-democracy.org.