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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$61.1M

Grants
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65+

Organizations Supported

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THE LEONARDO DICAPRIO FOUNDATION


CLIMATE ACTION PLAN ❯

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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.


Grantee spotlight: Oceans 5

LDF grantee Oceans 5, an international funder’s collaborative dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans and constraining overfishing, has undertaken numerous projects to implement marine protected areas throughout the world.

National monuments under attack: An unprecedented threat to our national heritage

Bears Ears National Monument, a Utah landscape sacred to numerous Native American tribes,  is under threat after President Trump issued an executive order calling for a review of national monuments designated since 1996.  LDF grantee Utah Dine Bikeyah and the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition have joined forces to send a strong message to Interior Secretary Zinke: protect this sacred land.

LDF featured at CERES Conference

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation was featured at the recent CERES Conference hosted in San Francisco. Terry Tamminen, CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, was invited to present and discuss sustainable, climate-friendly investing to a diverse crowd of stakeholders. CERES believes that good governance, transparency, stakeholder engagement and bottom line performance are all hallmarks of a… View Article

Project Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan to reverse global warming

On April 17th, Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming was released. The book, edited by Paul Hawkin, is the culmination of two years of research and collaboration to present the best available information on climate solutions.

LDF Grantee Spotlight: Our Children’s Trust

LDF is proud to support Our Children’s Trust (OCT), who represented 21 youth in a historic lawsuit arguing that the Federal Government is not only violating the youth’s fundamental right to life, liberty, and property but also the Public Trust Doctrine, by knowingly engaging in actions that create a dangerous climate situation.