With a mandate from indigenous and environmental leaders at the 1992 Earth Summit, the EcoLogic Development Fund was established to reduce the destruction of significant tropical ecosystems by advancing economic development and self-determination among communities living in and around threatened habitats. EcoLogic is a unique blend of philanthropists, professionals, and indigenous leaders concerned with social justice and the environment. Support for EcoLogic's work comes from individual donations, private foundations, family trusts, as well as the local organizations and communities served.
EcoLogic partners with local organizations to hel enous communities identify and solve their environmental and economic problems in ways that respect both their cultures and the Earth's natural limits. EcoLogic helps them gain the skills, social empowerment, and financial resources needed to address locally defined, immediate priorities such as reforestation, employment, and education. In the past six years, EcoLogic has provided the support necessary to protect 1,000,000 acres of rainforests and wetlands, strengthened grassroots organizations in 85 communities, and established training programs to increase food sufficiency for hundreds of familie. Overall, our combined projects have had a positive impact on the lives of over 112,000 poor and indigenous people in Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Costa Rica, and Mexico.