Our mission is to protect and connect the world’s natural awesome by educating the public and funding projects that help protect the world’s natural resources with a focus on biodiversity hotspots.
We are the Activism arm of the Forecastle Festival:
•The festival began in 2002 with a small budget, a handful of musicians and a goal of reuniting with the local community.
•A huge success, the vision for a true festival experience emerged, with a platform that would be equal parts Music. Art. Activism.®
•In 2010, Forecastle Founder JK McKnight, launches The Forecastle Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, as the activism arm of the festival.
•Created with a mission to protect and connect the world’s most biologically diverse and highly-threatened hot spots around the world.
•With the success of the festival, the Foundation has also grown. Operating year-round, the Foundation has donated a total of over $400,000 over the past 7 years to local and global conservation projects.