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Seed to Carbon Forest Accelerator

The first biodiversity-focused, carbon-funded forest accelerator.
Deadline for application
November 24, 2023
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Expert Support for Local Forestry Teams

Our global teams of science and forestry experts are integrated into local communities, supporting foresters through their most critical challenges.

  • Fund planting costs to get projects off the ground
  • Coordinate forward carbon sales to deliver regular revenue to forestry teams and local communities
  • Develop sustainable business models to eliminate the need for fundraising and grant writing
  • Ongoing opportunities to learn best practices from science, forestry, carbon, finance, legal, community impact, and marketing experts
  • Seed banking solutions to promote high native species diversity
  • See some of our seed bank models
  • Monitoring and tracking from seed to field for high project transparency
  • Guided support with Terraware software
Expert Support
  • Global team of foresters, scientists, technologists, experienced carbon market strategists, and creative communicators ready to help your project succeed 
High-Quality Projects with Flexibility
  • Focus on native, biodiverse restoration that creates community benefits
  • Opportunity to incorporate agroforestry and sustainable timber harvest
Carbon Market Verification
  • Execute feasibility studies and Project Design Document (PDD)
  • Facilitate project verification with top-tier third-party verifiers
  • Connect projects to carbon credit buyers

Benefits for Forestry Teams

Software solutions and training for monitoring progress and identifying bottlenecks
A free feasibility study to assess your project's carbon potential ($20,000 USD value)
Networking with other forestry teams
Pilot capital and additional funding opportunities
Infrastructure and technology, like seed banks and nurseries
Project design document (PDD)
Design for long-term impact (40+ years) and community engagement
Development of complementary sustainable business models for multiple revenue streams (carbon credits, agroforestry, silvopasture, NTFP)

After requesting an application, you will receive a link to apply via email.

Review Accelerator criteria
Make sure your project is a good fit.
Complete application
Our application takes about 90 minutes to complete.
Submit application
Applications are reviewed frequently.
Interviews and screening
If your project is a good candidate for a future Accelerator cohort, you’ll interview with a project lead and work with our forestry and carbon teams on a more thorough technical screening.
Admission and launch
A project lead will update you on your application status and provide personalized feedback. If you’re accepted into a cohort, you’ll get ready to launch!
WHO's it for?

Criteria for Application

Our Accelerator is open to forest restoration teams around the globe. You might be a great fit if you have:
Shared values
Share our values of biodiversity and native ecosystem restoration
Land access
Have long-term access and rights to reforest at least 1,500 hectares of land
Tropical or subtropical location
Our forestry accelerator is designed to support organizations focused on tropical or subtropical reforestation projects and communities only
An experienced team
Already have a team with forest restoration experience
Interest in carbon markets
Are interested in learning more about carbon market financing
Long-term planning
Are focused on restoring forests that last for generations and benefit the environment and communities around those forests
Sustainable business models
Have experience with complementary sustainable business models like agroforestry and non-timber forest products
Applications received by November 30, 2023 will be considered for Cohort 4.

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Maria José “Chochi” Iturralde
Founder and CEO
Humans for Abundance, Ecuador

“Terraformation is amazing at building capacity in complex restoration endeavors. We get the infrastructure and economic resources to sustain long-term transformation, and also such high-quality training and constant guidance that the project has no other alternative but to succeed.”

Olesya Solomina
Treetrio, Ukraine

“Thanks to the work with Terraformation, we’ve realized the first in-country biodiverse forest. Terraformation’s commitment and contribution have become crucial in creating jobs and supporting livelihoods of the community in these unprecedented times.”

Beau Milliken
Kijani Forestry, Uganda

“Terraformation's technical guidance and capabilities have been instrumental in establishing a sustainable and dependable seed source for our growing business. Their guidance in hardware along with their software and training materials have helped us grow our seed capacity in both numbers and species.”

Chilekwa Kangwa
Action for Nature, Zambia

"Terraformation has built the capacity of our team and has enabled the training of over 100 community members prioritizing youths and women. Terraformation's support, including their training in seed collection and nursery management, will ultimately enable vulnerable populations who suffer severe climate change effects.”

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