Request For Proposals: Financing Africa’s Top 100 Tree Restoration Enterprises and Projects

Africa has pledged to begin restoring 100 million hectares of degraded land by 2030 through the AFR100 Initiative. Hundreds of local innovators are now pioneering project and business models that show that restoration can create a prosperous, net-zero-emissions future for Africa.

But they need funding. That is why funders are looking to finance the top 100 non-profit community organizations and for-profit businesses that are restoring land by planting and growing trees.

Early-stage for-profit businesses or non-profit organizations working in any of the 31 AFR100 countries can apply for $50,000-150,000 USD. Established organizations can apply for $250,000-$500,000 USD.

After a two-stage application process through TerraMatch, the initial cohort of the top 100 will be announced in November 2021. Expressions of interest for the first round are open until September 23. Please read the full request for proposals to learn about the key dates and eligibility criteria. The selected projects and businesses will start receiving funds in early 2022.