The solution, Terramatch, is a web platform as well as a react native app, backed by WRI research. TerraMatch is the “Match.com” for restoration, connecting project managers that want to complete restoration projects with organizations that want to fund these types of projects.
To get a project funded, project developers create a pitch on the platform, outlining their goals for the project and providing a range of details about the type of restoration they are working on. Organizations can then browse project pitches and identify those that meet their funding objectives to reach out to and connect with.
Once both parties had either found a project they wanted to fund or a funder they wanted to help with their project, they could then match and connect via the platform. Once they each others contact details, this can then be taken offline and managed.
Since the launch, the platform has already seen over a hundred organisations sign up and this is continuing to grow. With interest from large corporates such as Mastercard, who have selected WRI to lead the tree planting efforts of 100 million trees in five years, this shows the need for the app to help reach the goal of restoring 60 billion trees.