Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PTFCF)

The Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PTFCF) is a non-government organization that provides grants and technical assistance to projects that aim to conserve, maintain or restore tropical forests in the Philippines. Established under two bilateral agreements between the governments of the United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines under the US Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA), PTFCF works with civil society organizations in forest protection, natural resource management, capacity building, research, livelihood support, coastal forest resource management, as well as sustainable use of diverse animals and plants.

From 2005 to 2014, PTFCF was able to support 383 projects, which effectively improved the management of approximately 1.5 million hectares of forest lands, restored approximately 4,200 hectares of forests through the re-introduction of appropriate native tree species, established over 40 community conserved areas in key biodiversity areas and critical watersheds, instituted over 60 community-level sustainable enterprises that provide additional income to community members, and increased awareness of forest conservation issues particularly the ecosystem services provided by the forests.


PTFCF supports projects that deliver measurable results that have direct impacts on conserving the remaining natural forests. For more information about PTFCF’s ongoing grants, visit the projects page.

Grant Applications

PTFCF is inviting qualified organizations to submit concept proposals for projects that aim to conserve the remaining natural forests in the country. For more information, please refer to our Grant Applications.


With the aim of encouraging studies in plant conservation, PTFCF is offering scholarships and financial assistance for MS or PhD in Botany. For more information please see our scholarship application guidelines.

PTFCF Ongoing Grants

2014 Annual Report
Moving Towards Wider Landscape Conservation by
Strengthening Community-based Resource Management
Community-based Mangrove Rehabilitation Training Manual
Provides science-guided protocols for mangrove rehabilitation following the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda.
Poster on Philippine Mangroves 
Illustrates 32 of the most common mangrove species in the country.
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2015 Signed Grants
List of Signed Grant Agreements as of October 2015
Field Guide to Philippine Mangroves
Describes the 32 most common mangrove species in the country.
Brochure on Seed Propagation for Sonneratia alba 
Describes the steps for successfully propagating Sonneratia alba (Pagatpat) in nurseries.
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