Educate Sustainability Leaders at EARTH University

$33,300 $0
Raised Remaining


Send a student to EARTH University and change a life, a community and a country. EARTH empowers young people from impoverished regions with the skills necessary to implement lasting, positive change.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Rural areas in the developing world are often where the fewest opportunities exist. At EARTH, we make a special effort to recruit from rural communities with more than 70 percent of our students coming from rural areas. EARTH University completely finances 50 percent of the cost for all of its students through an endowment and, thanks to the support of donors around the world, provides additional need-based scholarships to approximately 80 percent of all of its students.

How will this project solve this problem?

EARTH offers a four-year undergraduate program in agricultural sciences and natural resources management that emphasizes values, ethics, entrepreneurship and environmental and social commitment. This project provides funds to cover one year at EARTH.

Potential Long Term Impact

EARTH’s approach to education encourages alumni to return home to share knowledge and create opportunities. More than 87% of our alumni have returned to their home countries as job creators and agents of lasting change for a sustainable future.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $33,300

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $33,300 .  The original project funding goal was $17,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Liliana Salas-Grip

Atlanta, Georgia United States

Where is this project located?

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