Projects We Support

Net Impact

40+ COUNTRIES
5 OCEANS
70+ PROJECTS
65+ PARTNERS

Grantee spotlight: National Park Service

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.  

Global Fishing Watch

Global Fishing Watch, a project of Google, SkyTruth, and LDF grantee Oceana, is tapping into GPS and satellite technology to combat IUU fishing occurring throughout the world. The goal: to increase transparency and stop illegal fishing by informing governments, consumers,

Peru commits to publish vessel tracking data through Global Fishing Watch

Oceana applauds the efforts of Peru and Indonesia to promote fishing transparency.

Grantee spotlight: Conservation Land Trust newsletter

Check out the latest newsletter from LDF grantee the Conservation Land Trust (CLT) and learn about their bold work to rewild the Ibera wetlands in northeastern Argentina. LDF has been supporting CLT and their Ibera Rewilding Program in order to reintroduce

Leonardo DiCaprio continues efforts to protect endangered vaquita

  Mexico Commits to Protecting Critically-Endangered Marine Ecosystems Effort Supported by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the Carlos Slim Foundation MEXICO CITY – JUNE 7, 2017 – Today, during a meeting between President Enrique Peña Nieto, Leonardo DiCapri

Grantee Spotlight: Wildlife Conservation Network

According to the World Wildlife Fund’s 2016 Living Planet Report, global populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles declined by 58 percent between 1970 and 2012. There are now 41,415 species on the IUCN Red List, and 16,306 of them are endangered spec

Grantee spotlight: Global Fishing Watch

Global Fishing Watch, a project of Google, SkyTruth, and LDF grantee Oceana, is tapping into GPS and satellite technology to track commercial fishing. The goal: to increase transparency and stop illegal fishing by informing governments, consumers, and businesses of harmfu

Climate change will lead to loss of sleep for millions

A new study published in Science Advances attempts to find a correlation between raising global temperatures and human sleep patterns.

President Trump makes boastful demand to withdraw from the Paris Agreement

Last week, in a bizarre spectacle, President Trump stated that the United States will be immediately withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, while at the same time, renegotiating terms for re-entry. The fact is the withdrawal protocol that the Trump administrat

Grantee Spotlight: The Solutions Project

LDF grantee, the Solutions Project, recently announced a partnership with Amalgamated Bank, a U.S. based bank built on advancing progressive causes for a more sustainable world. The strategic partnership highlights the ability for cross-collaboration among nonprofit organ

Trump is wrong on Paris in many different ways: here are just a few

Immediately after President Donald Trump announced his decision to begin the process of removing the United States from the Paris Agreement, fact checkers began pointing out the many things he got wrong. The AP, Washington Post, New York Times, and many others published s

Soy farms are driving massive forest destruction in South America

A new report finds Cargill and Bunge are the biggest perpetrators of deforestation for soybean production.

Experts agree factory farms are putting climate at risk

According to a letter signed by 200 experts addressed to the World Health Organization (WHO), factory farms and industrial livestock operations are putting Earth’s climate at risk.

Grantee spotlight: InsideClimate News

LDF grantee InsideClimate News (ICN) has been busy at work pursuing essential and watchdog journalism related to the climate crisis, clean energy and the reversal of U.S. climate action emanating from the Oval Office.

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

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. CE

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 e

Lights on in the Amazon

Solar projects by two LDF-backed groups in the Amazon are bringing electricity to tribes without harmful fossil fuels.




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Grantee spotlight: National Park Service

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.  

Global Fishing Watch

Global Fishing Watch, a project of Google, SkyTruth, and LDF grantee Oceana, is tapping into GPS and satellite technology to combat IUU fishing occurring throughout the world. The goal: to increase transparency and stop illegal fishing by informing governments, consumers, and businesses of harmful and dangerous industry practices.

Peru commits to publish vessel tracking data through Global Fishing Watch

Oceana applauds the efforts of Peru and Indonesia to promote fishing transparency.

Grantee spotlight: Conservation Land Trust newsletter

Check out the latest newsletter from LDF grantee the Conservation Land Trust (CLT) and learn about their bold work to rewild the Ibera wetlands in northeastern Argentina. LDF has been supporting CLT and their Ibera Rewilding Program in order to reintroduce the critically endangered jaguar as well as many other species, such as the Pampas Deer and Giant Anteater,… View Article

Leonardo DiCaprio continues efforts to protect endangered vaquita

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