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
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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.
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Elephant Crisis Fund
The benefits of 139 countries switching to 100% renewable energy by 2050
- Project • California Program
TreePeople: Urban Forestry and Water Harvesting in 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.
The iconic gray wolf is thriving again
LDF has partnered with the Pacific Wolf Coalition and Defenders of Wildlife to help in the recovery of the iconic Mexican Gray wolf. Both groups are proactively working with ranchers and other stakeholders to reduce wolf-livestock conflict and provide real and practical solutions so wolf populations can continue to grow and thrive.
President Macron announces Global Pact for the Environment
- 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."
- 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.
Top fossil fuel companies are driving half of global warming
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