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
Watch the Before the Flood trailer
Fight the Flood
Watch Leonardo DiCaprio's film Before the Flood and learn how you can make a difference to protect our planet.
The iconic gray wolf is thriving again
- Project • Marine Life & Oceans
Debt-for-Nature Swap in Seychelles Mission
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation led investments to support the Nature Conservancy in the world's first debt swap aimed at ocean conservation and climate resiliency.
Leonardo addresses key issues at Our Ocean Conference
Leonardo DiCaprio spoke about the issues facing oceans at the 2016 Our Ocean Conference in Washington, D.C. hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry.
- Project • Wildlife & Landscapes
Saving ‘30 Hills’ in Sumatra
Over the last four years, LDF has been actively working with a team of creative and strategic partners to permanently protect 30 Hills, the last and largest remaining block of lush, lowland tropical rainforest that earned Sumatra its name – the “Emerald of the Equator.
President Macron announces Global Pact for the Environment
- Project • Oceans 5
World’s Largest Marine Reserve
The Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument will conserve in perpetuity 1.2 million square kilometers, making it the largest marine reserve in the world.
LDF makes historic grant announcement and welcomes Terry Tamminen as global CEO
LDF awards $15.6 million to fund conservation and environmental programs around the globe and welcomes veteran environmental leader Terry Tamminen as CEO.
- Project • California Program
Urban Forestry Iniatative, Los Angeles
TreePeople’s Urban Forestry Initiative focuses on increasing LA’s overall tree canopy and building climate resiliency through tree planting, water catchment, and conservation mapping working with volunteers at the community level.
LDF Supports First Ever Debt-for-Nature Swap in Seychelles
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is leading private-sector investments to support the Nature Conservancy in the world's first debt swap aimed at ocean conservation and climate resiliency.
Leonardo Addresses the World Economic Forum in Davos
In January, Leonardo DiCaprio attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to receive the prestigious Crystal Award.
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