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.
A roadmap to 100% renewable hydrogen
Energy Independence Now (EIN), in collaboration with The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC), released a roadmap outlining key strategies to promote renewable hydrogen (RH2) production that will help California achieve its clean energy and clean transportation goals.
Residential solar is the best deal in town
Nature for Water: protection of ecosystems is key to water security
UNDP and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation release white paper detailing the need for environmental conservation to help address a growing water crisis.
Growing our way out of greenhouse gasses
Can food and agricultural waste provide a solution to climate change?
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.
We can’t burn our way out of the climate crisis
Burning trees in power plants is a vision from Mordor, not one of clean energy, but electricity generation from wood and other biomass is growing around the world, spurred on by billions in renewable energy subsidies.
1.5C is possible but only if we radically scale natural climate solutions
A recent scientific assessment tells us we can still reach the goals of the Paris Agreement. Good news: our greater ‘ambition’ to combat climate change should give us more of what we want anyway.
LDF partners with LACMA to convert Chris Burden’s Urban Light to LED lighting
In honor of the 10th anniversary of Chris Burden’s Urban Light at the Los Angeles County Museums of Art (LACMA), LDF is proud to announce our support of the exhibit’s replacement of all 309 incandescent light bulbs with LED bulbs. This retrofit will result in approximately 90% in power savings for LACMA while also reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and other harmful pollutants.
Can responsible grazing make beef climate-neutral?
New research found that the greenhouse gases sequestered in one grass-fed system balanced out those emitted by the cows, but some meatless advocates are skeptical.
No more blackouts anywhere in the world with 100% wind, water, and sunlight
The biggest question facing the transition by countries, states, and cities to 100% clean, renewable energy is whether variable energy sources, such as wind and solar, can be combined with storage and transmission to meet variable demand, or whether blackouts will occur.
Catholic institutions divest from fossil fuels
Caritas Internationalis, €7.5 billion Catholic banks, bishops, and others drop investments in energy that drives climate change
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