Ecosystem Restoration Communities USA (ERC USA) is a non-profit organization with a 501C3 tax exempt status in the United States. All donations to ERC USA are tax deductible. 

About us

ERC USA was established in 2020 and operates in direct collaboration with Stichting Ecosystem Restoration Foundation (ERF) in the Netherlands. We support restoration activities that are part of the global ecosystem restoration communities movement. This includes connecting volunteers with restoration communities and providing technical, educational and financial support to these initiatives.

What happens with your donation

  • We restore water cycles   
  • We restore wildlife   
  • We restore soils   
  • We restore coral reefs   
  • We restore grasslands   
  • We restore fish populations   
  • We plant trees and plants   
  • We restore food systems   
  • We restore livelihoods  


You can’t measure this impact in carbon captured or trees planted. That is why we assess our progress in Future Square Meters (FM2). Life is returning and the planet is coming back to life. One square meter (or 10 ft2) at a time.

With each Future Square Meter, the impact will grow.  You’ll see your single small investment bring about a flourishing planet again, securing an abundant and healthy future for humanity. And it only costs 75 cents per meter. 

We’ll keep you updated on the progress on the ground in the ERC movement through our newsletter and in our annual report with the impact data in it. You can then see how progress is being made, and how your investment in Earth is flourishing!

Our objectives

Our objectives fully align with those of the Ecosystem Restoration Foundation:

  • To train people in techniques for restoring land and provide practical opportunities for people to practice new approaches to landscape restoration.
  • To build research, training and innovation centers to engage people in ecosystem restoration.
  • To manage a flow of volunteers of all ages to restore agricultural and natural ecosystems.
  • To increase the organic matter, carbon content and water retention capacity of the soil to stimulate large scale carbon sequestration.
  • To improve the livelihoods of farmers, landowners and local communities around the ERCs.

Our governance

ERC USA is governed by a Board of Directors who coordinate closely with the global ERC team to identify opportunities to support the movement, expand ERC’s work in the United States, and grow the impact of restoration efforts globally. We maintain representation from the ERF Supervisory Board as part of the ERC USA Board of Directors to ensure continuous communication and transparency.

Our bylaws are available to view here.

Annual Reports