International Tree Foundation
Grants for community projects in the developing world to plant trees and manage local forest resources
Principal Office: UK
The International Tree Foundation (ITF) makes grants to support community tree planting in the UK and the developing world, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.
ITF aims is to increase tree cover and reforestation to generate environmental benefits; foster increased understanding of the ecological, amenity, and economic benefits of trees; enable communities to use trees to restore degraded landscapes; and build capacity in community organizations to advocate for forestry and agroforestry.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
Community Tree Planting. ITF organizes its work into different programs, each with particular objectives and partners.
- Africa Drylands Programme — This program supports community-level participatory projects to address deforestation; increase resilience to climate change and food insecurity; and improve local livelihoods. ITF encourages the preservation of indigenous knowledge and technical approaches such as farmer-managed natural regeneration.
- Sustainable Community Forestry Programme — The Sustainable Community Forestry Programme funds community projects that conserve and restore local forest resources and associated biodiversity; improve local livelihoods through sustainable use of trees and related income generation; and increase resilience to climate change.
In addition to its programs for Africa, ITF manages programs in the UK that plant trees and offer environmental education, emphasizing trees and forests.
APPLICATION: Subject to funding availability, ITF announces calls for proposals on its website. Each call provides guidelines; eligibility criteria; application forms; and the application deadline.
Link to grants
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The origins of ITF can be traced to the society for Men of the Trees, founded in 1924, after Dr Richard “St. Barbe” Baker and Chief Josiah Njonjo established Watu wa Miti (People of the Trees) in Kenya.
Contact Us provides an email form and ITF’s address and telephone in Oxford, England.