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.
Leonardo speaks at Postcode Lottery Gala in Amsterdam and celebrates new partnership with LDF
Leonardo DiCaprio spoke as special guest at the Postcode Lottery charity gala in Amsterdam on behalf of LDF. After addressing the audience, he was surprised to be presented with a check for €900,000 for his Foundation to support their efforts to address climate change and protect biodiversity.
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.
With no sharks to fear, fish forgo defensive gear
Shark fishing on a coral reef drives evolutionary changes in fish.
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.
Victory in the fight to keep the Puelo flowing free
On 29 December 2017 the Supreme Court of Chile confirmed the lower Court’s rejection of the developer’s environmental and indigenous rights review for a hydropower project on the Puelo River. This is likely the nail in the coffin for a project that threatened to destroy the traditional way of life for native peoples on the Puelo.
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.
Should ‘regenerative’ agriculture get its own label?
Some groups want to compete with the organic label and raise the standards for eco-conscious consumers. But others worry that another label could end up sowing market confusion.
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.
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