ECHO exceeds $100,000 for matching grant

ECHO, a leading nonprofit global agriculture development organization, is thrilled to announce that it has successfully exceeded its fundraising goal of $100,000 for a matching grant raising $248,467 dollars. The campaign, launched in late November, aimed to secure new or increased funding that would be matched by a generous donor, effectively doubling the impact of each contribution.

The success of this fundraising endeavor marks a significant milestone for ECHO and is a testament to the community’s commitment to lasting impact. With the matching grant, ECHO will be able to expand its programs in North America and around the world, reaching even more communities in need.

“We are excited that we have reached our goal of $100,000 for the matching grant thanks to nearly 500 individual donors. This accomplishment reflects the unwavering support of our community and their shared vision for a better future through sustainable agriculture,” said ECHO CEO Dr. Abram Bicksler. “These funds will allow us to lean into 2024 with more training and resourcing opportunities and make a lasting impact globally.”

ECHO, known for its commitment to equipping and empowering hungry families with knowledge and the life-giving grace of God for over four decades, has consistently demonstrated a track record of positive change. The additional funds from the matching donation will be instrumental in expanding programs and reaching underserved populations.


ECHO provides hope against hunger around the globe through agricultural training and
resources. As a Christian technical networking and resourcing organization, ECHO builds a diverse, global network and serves that network by sharing validated contextualized agricultural options with technical excellence. ECHO’s goal is to serve its network members to advance food security and sustainable livelihoods. ECHO’s North American Regional Impact Center is located in Fort Myers, Fla. with a global presence through four Regional Impact Centers in the USA, Thailand, Tanzania, and Burkina Faso. For more information about ECHO call 239-543-3246 or visit or
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