Ecotrust's mission is to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity and environmental well-being. website
Ecotrust/Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, Portland, photo by <br>Brian Libby
Ecotrust is headquartered in Portland and is a unique organization; it integrates public and private purpose and for-profit and non-profit structures.
Ecotrust's many innovations include co-founding the world's first environmental bank, starting the world's first ecosystem investment fund, creating a range of programs in fisheries, forestry, food, farms and children's health, and developing new scientific and information tools to improve social, economic and environmental decision-making.
Ecotrust works locally in ways that promise hope abroad, and it takes inspiration from the wisdom of Native and First Nations.
Over nearly 20 years, Ecotrust has converted $80 million in grants into more than $500 million in capital for local people, businesses, and organizations from Alaska to California.