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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LDF Hosts 20th Anniversary Celebration, surpasses $100 million in total grant making
LDF hosted a 20th Anniversary Celebration to raise funds for its global environmental efforts to address climate change and protect biodiversity.
LDF honors Amazon Frontlines and Ceibo Alliance with Environmental Activist Award
LDF is proud to honor Amazon Frontlines and Ceibo Alliance with the first annual Environmental Activist Award that celebrates environmental groups whose work has created significant, positive impact in their field of focus.
Protection of primary forests is priority, but reforestation is also crucial
A new international study shows that secondary forests remain species and carbon-poor compared to undisturbed primary forests.
Deforestation is tearing through our carbon budget
To stay below 1.5°, keep the forest standing.
Tree-planting search engine Ecosia offers to buy Germany’s Hambach Forest to save it from destruction
Nonprofit search engine Ecosia wants to pay €1 million to preserve the remaining 10% of the Hambach Forest, an ancient forest that has been decimated by the coal industry.
Cambria Estate Winery Partners with LDF for ‘Stewards of the Land’ Grant Program
The new initiative identifies and empowers female leaders in environmental sustainability.
One-third of the world’s protected areas are threatened by ‘intense’ human pressure
A new study finds that a full third of protected areas have been converted for human use or are facing major pressures from development. It’s clear governments need to do more to protect vulnerable ecosystems.
Landscapes are the operable unit for large-scale land conservation
A new national report - Pathways to Progress - details how people can work together to conserve nature across societal and geographic divides.
Are we racing towards Earth’s ‘Hothouse’ tipping point?
A shocking new scientific report shows that we are hitting the ceiling of the warmest conditions on Earth over the past 1 million years.
Support wildland firefighters: End the war on wildfire
Many people greatly appreciate wildland firefighters for their efforts to protect lives and homes during wildfires, but supporting bad fire management policies is not the way to show your support for firefighters.
Global Forest Loss - Who’s in the driver’s seat?
There are many different reasons why forests are declining, some of them are natural but most of them are man-made.
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.
The elephant in the climate room: Industrial logging in the U.S.
The U.S. is the world’s largest consumer and producer of wood products and logging is by far the biggest driver of carbon loss in U.S. forests. To solve the climate crisis we must address the climate impacts associated with logging of “managed” forests.
Climate change: Act now or pay a high price, says UN expert
States must accelerate action to address climate change — from solar electricity to climate-friendly agriculture practices — or risk locking in decades of grave human rights violations, a UN expert says.