Mission

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:

Wildland
Conservation
Climate
Change
Indigenous
Rights
Marine
Conservation
Innovative
Solutions
Public
Advocacy

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$59.6M

Grants
Awarded

65+

Organizations Supported

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  • “Clean air, water, and a livable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics, it is a question of our own survival.”

    Leonardo DiCaprio, U.N. Messenger of Peace for the Climate, United Nations, 2014
  • “If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another… there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter.”

    Ellen DeGeneres
  • “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together… all things connect.”

    Chief Seattle
  • “In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace.”

    Wangari Maathai
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Net Impact

46+ COUNTRIES
5 OCEANS
128+ PROJECTS
65+ PARTNERS

Latest News


We curate important environmental news stories from around the world through a network of journalists, scientists and nonprofit organizations. We also feature updates from the field, where our grantees are working hard to win victories in the battle to protect the world's last wild places.

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Latest News


We curate important environmental news stories from around the world through a network of journalists, scientists and nonprofit organizations. We also feature updates from the field, where our grantees are working hard to win victories in the battle to protect the world's last wild places.


LDF makes historic grant announcement and welcomes Terry Tamminen as global CEO

LDF awards $15.6 Million to fund important conservation and environmental programs around the globe and warmly welcomes veteran environmental leader Terry Tamminen to head the foundation as CEO.

LDF and R20 Partner to Accelerate Climate Change Solutions

A new $650,000 grant from LDF allows R20 to identify and fund the best energy and infrastructure initiatives with the potential to create positive environmental and social benefits to communities, accelerating climate solutions.

A Landmark Day for the Earth

Leonardo addresses the United Nations on Earth Day 2016, marking a historic milestone as over 170 nations sign the ‘Paris Agreement’ — a sweeping climate pact negotiated last year aimed at slowing global warming.

Increase in wild tigers marks a significant milestone

The number of wild tigers has been revised upwards to 3,890, an important milestone on the way to doubling tiger populations by 2022.

LDF Supports First Ever Debt-for-Nature Swap in Seychelles

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is leading private-sector investments to support the Nature Conservancy in the world’s first debt swap aimed at ocean conservation and climate resiliency.