Grow Jungles Inc

Make An Impact. Own Conservation.

atlanta, GA   |  https://www.growjungles.com/

Mission

Our vision is to be the go-to resource for connecting conservationist land buyers with rainforest territory owners looking to sell, with the interest of saving threatened ecosystems and transforming the lives of the people affected by them.

Ruling year info

2020

CEO

Miguel Guevara

Co- Founder

Javier Elizondo Esquivel

Main address

616 highland square dr

atlanta, GA 30306 USA

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EIN

84-3803196

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Since 1872, 10 percent of the world’s natural areas have been protected by government parks and conservation programs. But according to scientists, that’s still not enough. To avoid massive extinctions and fight climate change, at least another 10 percent of the world’s natural areas need to be protected within 50 years. That’s an impossible target for governments to achieve when most of the world’s environmentally diverse areas are on private industrial properties that do not focus on conservation.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Las Nubes Reserve

Open a rainforest reserve in the high region of Costa Rica in Los Bajos del Toro Amarillo. This vital corridor is important not only to wildlife but also to the water tributaries.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of acres of area indirectly controlled under cultivation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are working with many rural landowners. Setting camera traps, finding conservation land buyers, and reforesting certain areas. We are also supporting jaguar studies across the corridors.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are working on many fronts. We accomplish conservation by helping landowners protect and preserve the natural integrity of the properties that they sell – conservation through individual privatization. This new realistic approach has proven to be one of the best models for conservation.

We are also assisting communities to create an eco-based economy, while preserving rainforests, protecting endangered wildlife, and reintroducing endangered species.

Our goal is to eventually expand the biological corridors that connect with National Parks. We hope to eventually own and operate a few Grow Jungles reserves as working models.

Conservation begins by bridging the gap between sellers and purchasers so that both parties understand and agree on the future of the land.

Grow Jungles expands the market for landowners wanting to sell. Without our help, many landowners might have no other options except to sell their properties to one of the many agricultural giants that produce palm oil or other products.

Unfortunately, this type of land use is extremely destructive to the rainforest and its creatures. When a forest is cleared for agriculture use, it creates habitat loss and floods. After it’s cleared, the vegetation is burnt to unlock soil nutrients. This leads to further destruction by creating nutrient-deficient, acidic soils.

We have many local volunteers working on the ground. We have used previous research models of Costia Ricas Corridors provided by the government.

We are also assisting communities to create an eco-based economy, while preserving rainforests, protecting endangered wildlife, and reintroducing endangered species.

Advocating conservation, preservation, and sustainability.

We are in the early stages of our organization. We are very proud of our online presence as well as in some communities in Costa Rica.

We have been able to assist former ranchers to become guides through the mountains and waterfalls. This allowed them a stream of income that was sustainable and more reliable.

We recently launched our website in 2020. We are a dedicated and passionate group when it comes to conservation and environmental education.

As we progress with Grow Jungles, we will update all our accomplishments.

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Grow Jungles Inc

Board of directors
as of 4/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Miguel Guevara


Board co-chair

Javier Elizondo Esquivel

Lindsey Guevara

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/04/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/04/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.