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Our founding team. Left to right: Henk Kieft, Nel Kapteyn, Nihal Ellegala, Marga de Jong, Remon Ellegala


Our work depends on the kindness and generosity of others and we are very grateful for all the support we receive. If you would like to support, there are five great ways that you can get involved or feel free to contact us at if you have any more ideas!

1. Donate

We are incredibly grateful for any and all donations, no matter how big or small. Click the orange Donate button or you can make a transfer to the following account details:

Forest Healing Foundation Guarantee Ltd.

Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC​


Swift code: CCEYLKLX

Account: 1000143667


2. Sponsor a square meter

As part of our objective to advocate for trees and encourage forest stewardship, we have launched a new “Sponsor a square meter” initiative. This means you will be able to help care for an area of threatened forest from wherever you are in the world by sponsoring its protection - see the Our Projects page for more details. Click the "Donate Now" button above to select your area for protection. If you'd like to sponsor an area as a gift for someone, just drop us an email and we'd be delighted to send you a personalised sponsorship certificate.

3. Be an advocate

We are passionate about inspiring others to advocate for forests too. This might include getting involved in conservation initiatives in your local area or supporting national/international campaigns. Please be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share our campaigns.


4. Volunteer

We often need help with the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and projects from our Polwaththa HQ in Sri Lanka. This could be tree planting and care, education outreach work or fundraising and marketing. We can help cover accommodation and food costs for volunteers, however you will need to make your own travel arrangements. If you are interested, please check out the Vacancies page.


5. Visit us

You are most welcome to stay in The Pepper Cottage ( or in a wooden cabana in the forest of Polwaththa ( At the cabanas there is also a shala for yoga and tai chi and a walking meditation path. In a number of places, you can sit with your back against special trees and experience their constructive energy. Whilst here you can plant a tree of your own and visit our community shop, plus all yoga retreats include a donation to the Foundation.

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