After 25 years standing in solidarity with community organizations in Central America, EcoViva will close in early 2022. And while EcoViva is standing aside, our partner organizations the Mangrove Association, Red COMAL, and AMBAS are stronger than ever in their commitment to continue their critical work in the region. EcoViva’s mission is to support our partners in the most equitable ways we can. We worked with our partners to create a sustainable path forward that included joining GlobalGiving, an international crowdfunding platform that makes it easy for you to continue your solidarity in a new way that honors their autonomy and transformational power. This paradigm shift ensures our partners have the resources and tools they need to shape their own agendas and make decisions that are in the best interests of their constituents.
We are filled with gratitude for everyone who has walked along with us on this journey. We are proud of how far our partners have come and we are so excited for what their futures hold. Each of these extraordinary organizations have more than two decades of experience creating positive change in their communities, and we trust and value their leadership and expertise to solve the challenges they will face. With your ongoing support, they will continue to grow and thrive and EcoViva’s legacy will endure. Join us by following the links below:
The Mangrove Association
Frequently Asked Questions About EcoViva’s Closure:
In 2020, EcoViva’s board and leadership entered an evaluation process to reflect on how our role has changed over our history, and at the same time, how our partners have grown their capacities and skills. We considered our core set of values including a commitment to sustainable, community-led solutions and found that there are ways we could more effectively support our partners, primarily through helping them access direct unrestricted financial support. After two years of planning, discussion and consultation with stakeholders, we came to the decision to dissolve the organization. As part of the transition, our partners joined GlobalGiving, making it easy for you to continue your solidarity in a new way that honors their autonomy and transformational power.
No! In fact, they are stronger than ever and your solidarity is even more important. You can continue to support their work directly on GlobalGiving. Each organization has a fundraising page on the platform where you can make donations, sign up for updates, and see the impact they are having on their communities. Follow the links above to keep the EcoViva legacy alive!
EcoViva will close in early 2022. EcoViva will maintain its 501c3 status for a time to enable any remaining fund transfers to our partners, ensure grant reporting requirements are met, and finalize our transition. Any donations EcoViva receives during that time will be sent directly to our partners.
You can now donate to the Mangrove Association, Red COMAL and AMBAS directly on GlobalGiving.org! Use the project links above to start the process. Their important work in the region is far from over and it’s up to you to continue EcoViva’s legacy of solidarity with your direct support. Once you are on the GlobalGiving platform, you can receive direct communication from project leaders and see the impact of their work. Organizations post project reports every three months and can send you thank you notes and project appeals. You can change your email preferences or unsubscribe from these communications at any time. Learn more about how GlobalGiving works.
Thank you for your support! You can rest assured that any donations that come through EcoViva before our dissolution will be sent directly to our partners. EcoViva will maintain our 501c3 status for the time needed to transfer any remaining funds to our partners, ensure grant reporting requirements are met, and finalize our transition. Any donations made during that time will be sent to our partners.
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