Dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants. Through collaborative partnerships, we support innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. LDF's grantmaking program encompasses six focus areas:
- year founded
- projects funded
- grants awarded
- organizations supported
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Before The Flood
Watch Leonardo's documentary on climate change and learn how you can make a difference.
Mining concessions in Ecuador stalled over compliance with indigenous rights
On Monday, Ecuador’s president said the government would crack down on oil and mining companies for non-compliance with the country’s social and environmental laws.
Keeping the world below 1.5C with 100% renewable energy
A global warming target of 1.5˚C is in reach without the need for BECCS or other forms of geoengineering.
- Project • Climate Change
Vanga Blue Forests
Mikoko Pamoja is the world’s first community-based mangrove conservation project to be funded by the sale of carbon credits in Gazi Bay, Kenya.
INTERPOL recognizes international initiatives to tackle environmental crime
LDF has been recognized for its efforts on the issues of environmental crime at the inaugural award ceremony of the INTERPOL Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Committee (ECEC), hosted by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) in Edinburgh.
- Project • Marine Life & Oceans
Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition
LDF is proud to support the SWCC in its efforts to catalyze grassroots opposition against deleterious pipeline projects, to build stewards for this pristine watershed ecosystem, and to cultivate a sustainable future for all its residents.
LDF partners with Pérez Art Museum Miami and Design Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach
LDF is hosting a public exhibition of two special works in partnership with the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) through December 31, 2017.
How tiny limpets do the heavy lifting of climate resilience
Tiny creatures can have outsized influence in managing their environments.
Flying laboratory reveals crucial tropical forest conservation targets in Borneo
About 40% of northern Malaysian Borneo's carbon stocks exist in forests that are not designated for maximum protections, according to new remote sensing and satellite mapping from Carnegie's Greg Asner and his colleagues.
The unstoppable transformation
Former U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres spoke last month about “a transformation that is now unstoppable, irreversible and more than anything else, it is exponential."
Through collaborative partnerships, we support innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. Our work is divided into six main program areas – Wildlands Conservation, Oceans Conservation, Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, Transforming California, and Innovative Solutions.Explore Our Programs