In a continued effort to preserve and protect the future of the planet, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has provided $15 million in grants to organizations implementing innovative and impactful environmental projects around the globe.

This new round of grants furthers the Foundation’s strategic approach to tackling some of today’s most pressing environmental issues. From funding concrete and early-phase solutions to protect key species and threatened marine and terrestrial ecosystems, to empowering indigenous communities to be the long-term stewards and protectors of their natural resources, these grants will support trusted nonprofits, results-driven conservation projects, and collaborative initiatives across the world.

“The destruction of our planet continues at a pace we can no longer afford to ignore,” said Leonardo DiCaprio. “I am proud to support these organizations who are working to solve humankind’s greatest challenge.”

“Our partners on the ground are up against powerful industries that want unfettered access to our planet’s resources,” said Justin Winters, Executive Director of the Foundation. “We are dedicated to helping further their efforts to protect our oceans, forests, and wildlands.”

Since 2010, the Foundation has funded more than 70 high-impact projects in more than 40 countries across the globe.

The full list of organizations benefitting from these grants:
Amazon Watch
• Biomimicry Institute
• Bioneers
• California Wolf Center: Pacific Wolf Coalition
• ClearWater
• Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
Conservation International
• Dark Snow
• Digital Democracy
• Earth Echo International
• Empowered by Light
International Fund For Animal Welfare
• National Geographic: Pristine Seas
Natural Resources Defense Council
• Oceans 5
• Save The Elephants
• SavingSpecies
• Tetiaroa Society
• The Conservation Land Trust
• The Solutions Project
• Tony Fitzjohn/George Adamson African Wildlife Preservation Trust
• Tree People
• Virunga Fund
WaterKeeper
• Wildlife Conservation Network
• Wildlife Conservation Society
World Wildlife Fund

In addition, the Foundation supported several winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest prize for grassroots environmental activists, to help advance their campaigns. These winners include:
• Fatima Jibrell of Adeso
• Rudi Putra of Forest, Nature and Environment of Aceh (HAkA) & Leuser Conservation Forum (FKL)
• Dimitry Lisitsyn of Sakhalin Environment Watch

These grants continue the Foundation’s mission to support conservation efforts around the world.

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