The Giving Tree
Below is a list of foundations we support, although it doesn’t represent all of the amazing groups and people helping to make a change, we hope you you feel inspired by these beautiful organizations.
UNITED PLANT SAVERS
United Plant Savers’ mission is to protect native medicinal plants, fungi, and their habitats while ensuring renewable populations for use by generations to come.
SANDALWOOD REFORESTATION PROJECT
This project focuses on the reforestation of indigenous Sandalwood on the Big Island in Hawaii, which has been ravaged by overharvesting and is recognized as an at-risk species by UpS. To learn more about the conservation issues surround sandalwood.
The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization, is developing and scaling technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Their aim is to put themselves out of business once the oceans are clean. 2% of our Ocean Blue collection 2022 sales were donated to their efforts this year!
Ancient Forests International: www.treesfoundation.org
Springs Rescue Mission: www.denverrescuemission.org
Lift Up: www.liftup.org
Food Bank of the Rockies: www.foodbankrockies.org
Dawn Mountain, Monastic Sponsor: www.dawnmountain.org
Tara Mandala: www.taramandala.org
Pundarika Foundation: www.tsoknyirinpoche.org
THE SUN FOUNDATION
Founded in 1973 by educators and artists Joan Root and Robert Ericksen, the Sun Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that provides imaginative and vibrant art and environmental science programming in rural Washburn, Illinois.
Joan & Robert are also long lovers of Leaf People, we appreciate all their support over the years!
Aspen Tibet has been directed with the mission of establishing a center in Aspen to house a safe and supportive contemplative space for the exploration of individual and societal wisdom, to support the transformation of suffering, and to promote harmony, health, prosperity, peace and freedom while bestowing blessings upon the surrounding environment and those who visit.
The Kilung Foundation brings humanitarian aid to Dzachuka in east Tibet while answering the call for Buddhist teachings throughout the world. The vision of Kilung Jigme Rinpoche has been to help rebuild and strengthen Kilung community through locally initiated projects, with the original focus of rebuilding Kilung Monastery.
Claws Cat Rescue: www.clawsgj.org
The Animal Rescue Site (click to give: everyday – it’s free!) www.theanimalrescuesite.com
Shining Stars: www.shiningstarsfoundation.org
Help Jamaica: www.helpjamaica.org
The Buddy Program: www.buddyprogram.org
Aspen Film: www.aspenfilm.org
Theatre Aspen: www.theatreaspen.org
If you are looking for someone new to support, our good friend Jerome is completely dedicated to raising awareness of the largest and oldest trees on Earth. Venerable Trees: www.arbresvenerables.fr (you can translate this page)
ANIMAL LIFE RELEASE
Buddhists of all nations and traditions practice life liberation, or, the saving of animals. In Tibet, this practice is embedded in the culture so strongly that animals can be seen everywhere with colorful yarn hanging from their ears, marking them as “saved” for life.
Leaf People saved a sheep in 2023!
INTERNATIONAL HERB SYMPOSIUM
The International Herb Symposium is committed to creating a welcoming, engaging and inclusive gathering that represents and honors the diverse and varied traditions present in herbalism. Each year, they come together in honor of the plants and in the spirit of respect and reciprocity to share and learn from one another. By coming together in this way, they strive to create local and global communities dedicated to healing and caretaking the Earth and all beings.
COWGIRLS AGAINST CANCER
Cowgirls Against Cancer is an annual event of the Norris Penrose Legacy Foundation that supports individuals of the Pikes Peak region battling breast cancer. We love the what they do for our local Colorado community. In 2021, we ran a donation drive with our One-For-All products for their event and hope to do another!