2017 Annual Report

(JULY 1, 2016 - JUNE 30, 2017)

A MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Renee Johnson, Executive Director

Dear Friend,

2017 marks our twentieth year of partnering with farmers for the forest. The past two decades have been full of deeply committed farmers and wonderfully enthusiastic supporters. Without you, there would be no Sustainable Harvest International.

This year, we opened a new office in highly deforested northern Belize, partnering with 61 families in a region left desperate and degraded by the sugarcane industry. In Panama, farmers collaborated with community partners to have an even greater impact on their environment. Families in Honduras are eagerly working on business development plans and investing in local rural banks.

Meanwhile, our US headquarters has focused on growth. Many of you helped secure our commitment to the next 20 years by contributing to a landmark anniversary fundraising campaign. The life-changing solutions embraced by partner families in our current programs must reach more farmers. We’re working toward doubling our number of partner families in the next five years and expanding our reach exponentially by 2030.

There is very real potential for the world’s 500 million smallholder farmers to alleviate poverty and save our planet through organic, regenerative farming. With your support through generous 20th Anniversary gifts, we’re recommitting to helping as many farmers as possible get there.

Thanks to you, word continues to spread about the work we’re doing, farmers continue to thrive, and more forest is preserved every year.

Stay tuned for more news from us in the coming year about expanding our impact. Even as we continue to grow, we’ll always stay true to our values—values that have helped 3,000 families regenerate over 25,000 acres of degraded land while improving their well-being.

 
 

With gratitude,

 
Renee Johnson signature
 
 

Renée Johnson
Executive Director


LOOK AT WHAT YOU MADE POSSIBLE!

 

Thanks to your support, farmers partner with us without financial obligation--our program is free to those it serves.

Participating farmers increase their income, improve their livelihoods, and protect the environment and biodiversity we all depend on.

 

FY17 CONTRIBUTIONS + IN-KIND

(JULY 1, 2016 - JUNE 30, 2017)

 
 

FY17 EXPENSES

Due to the consolidation of our audit, not all of our financials are ready. If you'd like to be notified as soon as they become available, please email us. Thank you for understanding!

DOWNLOAD our 2016 Form 990 here.

 
 

THE BOTTOM LINE? 

EVERYTHING WE DO AS AN ORGANIZATION SEEKS TO STRENGTHEN
AND IMPROVE OUR PROGRAMS IN CENTRAL AMERICA.


FY17 STORIES

Thanks to you, 2017 was a great year for Sustainable Harvest International.
Click on the stories below to learn more about the essential work your donations supported.


WHAT'S NEXT FOR SUSTAINABLE HARVEST INTERNATIONAL?

Supporters like you help to ensure that every year is full of meaningful work. Thank you!

 
 

THANK YOU!

Download a PDF of our Annual Report here.


A rainbow brightens the view from participant Reina Cedeño's home in La Candelaria, Panama


 

We are deeply grateful to everyone who supported our work for the forests and families of Central America. Hundreds of generous donations have led to the continued success of our programs, ensuring a healthier future for people and the planet.

Success could not be possible without all our donors.

 

  Board members Matt Hamada, Lisa Forbush Umholtz, and Jamie Dickinson enjoying a cruise in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Board members Matt Hamada, Lisa Forbush Umholtz, and Jamie Dickinson enjoying a cruise in Bar Harbor, Maine.

FY17 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Charlotte Dougherty (Chair)
Stephen Richards (Vice Chair)
Matt Hamada (Secretary)
Gyan Kanal (Treasurer)
Callie Curtis
Jamie Dickinson
Lisa Forbush-Umholtz
Charlie French
Bill Laramee
Ana Maria Kohn
Kevin McCarthy
Mark Muckerheide
Kathleen Roberton
Townsend Thomas
Hande Tuney

DIRECTORS EMERITUS

Terence Barr
Mimi Becker
David Borden
Jeff Clark
Martha Copithorne
Ivor Freeman
Samuel Kaymen