National Forest Foundation

Small Business Frequently Asked Questions

Learn how your small business can support our National Forests

What is a Small Business Tree Planting Partnership?

Our small business (SB) partnerships are for companies that want to solidify their environmental commitment, but have a limited budget or are not interested in a more formal agreement. Many of our SB partners are startup companies or small-scale local or regional businesses.

All SB partners are part of a larger coalition of tree-planting partners and donors who support our campaign to plant 50 million trees on our National Forests.

Is There a Minimum Donation?

Because the NFF manages many different SB partners that require our time and attention, the NFF requires a one-time enrollment fee of $100, which supports program administration. Once enrolled, all future donations will support our tree-planting campaign, where every dollar donated plants a tree.

To maintain an active SB partnership, we require a minimum donation of $100 every six months.

For your convenience, you may set your donations up on a recurring basis (monthly or quarterly) and your gift will process automatically.

Can I Mention Our Partnership with the NFF on My Website and in Other Communications?

Yes! Once the $100 enrollment is paid and you begin making tree-planting donations, SB partners can mention the NFF partnership on their website and other materials, including links to our website. SB partners can also share our tree-planting campaign videos, crediting the NFF, and post about the partnership on their social media.

We ask that all partners submit draft text about the partnership to Britt Holewinski, at bholewinski@nationalforests.org, for review prior to publishing to ensure it aligns with NFF messaging.

Please note that use of the official NFF logo is not permitted for SB partners.

Where Will My Company's Trees be Planted?

As an SB partner, we direct your donation to the areas of greatest need on our National Forests. Your donations will be pooled with other donations to fund these projects. Because reforestation needs change on an annual basis, we cannot designate where your trees are planted.

Want to see where we’ve planted? See a map of some past projects, or read our 2018 tree-planting impact report.

What Does My Money Actually Support?

The NFF plants one tree for every dollar donated. Your donations help provide seedlings that are then planted by the Forest Service. For every dollar donated, the Forest Service invests $2 in these important projects in the form of seed sourcing, identifying the areas in most need of tree planting, contracting the labor, and providing follow-up care to ensure the seedlings survive.

Learn more about our tree-planting process and partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.

What if I am Interested in a Larger Corporate Partnership Where Use of the NFF Logo and Other Benefits are Available?

If you are interested in a corporate partnership, which begins at the $10,000 level for use of the official NFF logo, please visit our corporate partnerships page to learn more and contact us.

What If My Small Business Partnership Reaches 10,000 trees? Can We Use the Logo?

Congratulations on such a successful partnership! The use of our logo is reserved for corporate partners that begin their partnership with a commitment to planting a guaranteed minimum number of trees. If your partnership is likely to reach 10,000 trees annually, reach out to us. We’d be happy to talk through a corporate partnership with you.

I Have More Questions About Your Tree-Planting Campaign.

Please visit our tree-planting FAQs page for more information on our campaign to plant 50 million trees.

I Have More Questions About Small Business Partnerships.

Please contact Britt Holewinski at bholewinski@nationalforests.org.

I am Ready to Enroll.