The mission of the Earthlife Global Fund is to help return this planet to a state of health and balance, by directing funds to those who are working to regenerate ecosystems.
We consider multiple funding options, such as crowd-funding, donations, and equity investment, in order to find the most viable and practical funding solution for different projects, depending on their particular context and their stage of development.
Our focus is on helping seed stage or early growth stage projects become more financially self-reliant.
We are in a time of transition towards a new economy in which regenerative projects are no longer reliant on government grants or charitable donations, but are recognised and recompensed for their true value. As this transition progresses, new funding models and structures may well emerge, as the recognition of the real value of biodiverse ecosystems is included within the broader economy.
This new economy is not about the commodification of nature, whereby large corporations or rich governments take control of resources for their gain, or in order to off-set damage or buy carbon credits. It is about re-establishing and caring for the “commons“.
We expect that in the coming years an increasing number of investors will see the importance and the intelligence of investing in the actual soils, waters and complex ecosystems that are the fundamental basis for life on this planet, not just because of a greater ecological awareness, but because it also makes sense economically over the long term.
At Earthlife, we wish to provide a bridge between these investors and grassroots projects with a high level of integrity, so they can be confident that their funds are being used for high-impact, truly life affirming projects.
We will also be undertaking due diligence to ensure that all Earthlife projects are well-managed, and fully accountable.
1. Raise funding for projects that regenerate ecosystems and restore hydrological cycles, with a focus on planting mixed native forests.
2. Support rural communities in becoming financially sustainable through “regenerative business models” (including eco-tourism, forest products, sustainable agriculture, forest gardening, sustainable agro-forestry).
3. Raise awareness of the value of investing in regenerative projects over the long term.