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.
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.
- 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.
INTERPOL recognizes international initiatives to tackle environmental crime
LDF has been recognized for its efforts on the issues of environmental crime at the inaugural award ceremony of the INTERPOL Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Committee (ECEC), hosted by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) in Edinburgh.
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.
RE-volv launches first of five projects matched by LDF
Supporters of solar across the country donated enough on Giving Tuesday to bring solar energy to East Oakland’s Faith Baptist Church through a crowdfunding campaign from the solar nonprofit RE-volv. The campaign exceeded its goal in less than one day, a first for the organization, with the support of matching funds from LDF.
How tiny limpets do the heavy lifting of climate resilience
Tiny creatures can have outsized influence in managing their environments.
Flying laboratory reveals crucial tropical forest conservation targets in Borneo
About 40% of northern Malaysian Borneo's carbon stocks exist in forests that are not designated for maximum protections, according to new remote sensing and satellite mapping from Carnegie's Greg Asner and his colleagues.
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