Dedicated to the protection 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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Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation & Microsoft
AI for Earth Innovation Grant
A new song for the Earth
Artist and rapper Lil Dicky debut “Earth,” a new music-led initiative to raise awareness for climate change and the environment.
LDF Executive Director Justin Winters introduces One Earth at Bioneers
One Earth, an initiative of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, has developed a bold, new plan to avert a climate crisis and protect our biosphere. Justin Winters explains the three OE goals humanity needs to achieve by 2050.
The Global Deal For Nature
"A Global Deal for Nature (GDN): Guiding Principles, Milestones, and Targets” proposes a bold vision for what we need to do to ensure the functioning of the biosphere.
Dangerous delusions: biomass is not a renewable energy source
Using trees and crops is being touted by the biomass industry as a way to curb carbon emissions, but it turns out bioenergy and biofuel industries are as bad as fossil fuels for the climate, the environment and local communities.
Protect the Pride: Disney commits to help bring back lions
The Lion Recovery Fund is proud to announce a new collaboration with Disney in celebration of The Lion King that will help recover lions in Africa and inspire lion conservation in the hearts and minds of people around the world.
The Pangolin Crisis Fund: hope for pangolins
Wildlife Conservation Network, together with Save Pangolins and in partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, is launching the Pangolin Crisis Fund to help save one of the world’s most unique animals from extinction.
Waorani People win landmark legal victory against Ecuadorian Government
A key legal precedent for indigenous rights and rainforest protection in a major setback for Ecuadorian Government’s plans to drill for oil across 7 million acres of South-Central Ecuadorian Amazon.
SRM: Who should control the weather?
In the summer of 2017, a scientist at Harvard University named David Keith announced he would be raising money for a project called SCOPEX
The first-ever practical Guide to making shark and ray MPAs more effective goes live
How can marine protected areas save more sharks and benefit livelihoods? A new guide, based on research funded by the Shark Conservation Fund, helps planners design better shark MPAs.
How AI and satellites can help cut emissions
How a new technology-based program can hold power plants accountable and support the energy transition.
Deforestation is tearing through our carbon budget
To stay below 1.5°, keep the forest standing.
’Unprecedented’ loss of biodiversity threatens humanity, report finds
The UN’s IPBES released a summary of far-reaching research on the threats to biodiversity on May 6. The findings are dire, indicating that around 1 million species of plants and animals face extinction.
Farming for carbon: why farmers are key to fighting climate change
A Farmer’s journey into Carbon Farming with help from LDF Grantee Carbon Cycle Institute.