2020 was a year of challenges for everyone. The global pandemic changed how we work, how we interact with our friends and family, how we do business, and, yes, how we plant trees. Despite having to change our strategic plans and adjust how we can best serve our partners and clients, One Tree Planted still managed to nearly triple the amount of trees we were able to get in the ground! Our supporters donated over $15,587,577 (double 2019), enough to plant 10,004,595 trees this year, the rest to be planted during the 2021 planting seasons.
So far, we have committed over 20,000,000 trees to be planted this year, and that number is only likely to go up. Our team grew substantially to accommodate the growth, and we ramped up our efforts for transparency and accountability with improved monitoring, measuring, and evaluation of our global planting projects.
In our 7th year, One Tree Planted is excited to continue with exponential growth and incredible year-over-year success with our reforestation projects. Before One Tree Planted has even reached a decade of planting, we have been able to get more than 16,000,000 trees in the ground! This year alone, over 10,000,000 trees were planted around the world in more than 28 countries. Your support was integral this year - we received more than $15,000,000 in support from individuals and business partners, setting us up for an incredible 2021!
Alongside Rainforest Alliance, One Tree Planted has expanded projects in Honduras and Indonesia, leveraging each organization's skills and audience to grow our impact and reach.
Partnering with the Jane Goodall Institute in Uganda was one of our bigger successes in 2020. Together, we are going to plant and restore 3,000,000 trees and help protect chimpanzee habitat.
Our partnership with WRI continues to grow. With the roll-out of TerraMatch and the TerraFund, One Tree Planted and WRI are finding more and innovative ways to restore our Earth.