From Lot to Spot: Community-led Greenspaces in Los Angeles
From Lot To Spot is dedicated to creating community-invested greenspaces in low-income, communities of color in the greater Los Angeles area one vacant space at a time.
Ten Strands: Environmental Literacy for All California Students
LDF grantee Ten Strands will implement a model pilot program for leveraged change and capacity building in California to influence more than 350,000 public school students in grades K to 12, with a focus on L.A. County public schools.
California Wildlife Center
California Wildlife Center takes responsibility for the protection of native wildlife through rehabilitation, education, and conservation.
South Central Growers Network
Community Services Unlimited is developing the South Central Growers Network which will support a growing number of urban gardens allow urban farmers to share resources and sell their home grown produce to South L.A.’s First Organic Marketplace.
Los Angeles Waterkeeper: Ensuring Sustainable Water Supplies For All
Using a community-based approach, Los Angeles Waterkeeper seeks to ensure sustainable and equitable water policies and clean, safe, and healthy waters for all Angelenos.
Standing up to Unregulated Oil Drilling in Los Angeles
STAND-LA is a coalition of community-based and advocacy organizations working to prohibit urban oil drilling in close proximity to sensitive land uses.
A Proposed Wildlife Crossing to Save the Mountain Lion Population From Extinction
A study by the National Park Service has demonstrated that a crossing can help save the Santa Monica Mountains cougar population, which their published research shows is threatened by imminent extinction within the next 50 years.
Scaling Carbon Farming and Regenerative Agriculture in California
The Carbon Cycle Institute is now working with 13 new farms across California to convert their farms to carbon farming models that can improve on-farm productivity and viability, enhance ecosystem functions, and stop, even reverse climate change.
Protecting Mountain Lions In The Santa Monica Mountains, California
LDF has partnered with the National Park Service on their GPS collar tracking study to conserve and protect the threatened mountain lion population in the greater Los Angeles area.
Improving Communities And The Environment In The Salton Sea Air Basin, California
Comite Civico del Valle (CCV) launched the largest air monitoring network in the U.S., an environmental justice project that fills in gaps in the data collected by government agencies and allows people to sign up for local air pollution alerts.
Center for Third World Organizing: Formerly People’s Grocery
People’s Grocery operates urban gardens in West Oakland that allow people to work together as community, growing a variety of organic vegetables and fruits while teaching youth about how to cultivate and cook their own food.
Revolution From the Heart of Nature
Bioneers convenes leading social and scientific thinkers advancing the most important ideas to make the planet more sustainable. The grant supports the Resilient Communities Network conferences and initiatives as well as public leadership training programs.
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.
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