Like most search engines, Ecosia shows ads, so called EcoAds, next to regular search results. Those ads as well as Ecosia's regular search results are provided by our partner Bing. As soon as a user clicks one of these ads, Ecosia's is paid by Bing's advertisers. With our income from ads, we pay our currently around 20 team members, we pay our office rent, cover our server and hosting costs, make marketing and IT investments, etc. We then use at least 80 percent of our surplus income to finance reforestation projects all over the world.
For proof of Ecosia's financial support to to its program partners and a more detailed overview of our monthly earnings, costs and payments, please see our monthly business reports.