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
Before The Flood
Watch Leonardo's documentary on climate change and learn how you can make a difference.
Mapping a global ‘safety net’ for the planet
Protecting and connecting 50% of the world’s wildlands can ensure the integrity of our biosphere and support a growing human population.
- 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.
Divestment 2.0: Launch of "Global Coal Exit List" for the Finance Industry
New divestment tool: LDF grantee Urgewald launches comprehensive coal database "Global Coal Exit List"
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.
The road to a low carbon future
There are multiple ways the U.S. can reduce carbon pollution and save money for consumers while creating sustainable new businesses and jobs for American workers. Once such example is California’s Low Carbon Fuels Standard.
RE-Volv: Empowering communities with solar energy
LDF grantee RE-Volv was recently awarded the Leadership in Green Power Education Award for its Solar Ambassador Program. The award, in its 17th year, is a part of the annual Green Power Leaderships Awards given by the Center for Resource Solutions.
- Project • Indigenous Rights
First Nations Ecological Conservation Alliance
Wishtoyo Foundation has created the First Nations Ecological Conservation Alliance to leverage the knowledge and vested interests of all First Nations Peoples in order to increase their collective ability to protect the health and longevity of the cultural and natural resources all people depend on.
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation awards $20 million in environmental grants
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announced today its largest-ever portfolio of environmental grants, increasing the organization’s total direct financial impact to over $80 million since 1998.
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