Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Grants $15 Million for Conservation Efforts

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
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In a continued effort to preserve and protect the future of the planet, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has provided $15 million in grants to organizations implementing innovative and impactful conservation projects around the globe.

This new round of grants furthers the foundation’s strategic approach to tackling some of today’s most pressing environmental issues, which include funding concrete and early-phase solutions to protect key species and threatened marine and terrestrial ecosystems and empowering indigenous communities to be the long-term stewards and protectors of their natural resources.

“The destruction of our planet continues at a pace we can no longer afford to ignore,” said Leonardo DiCaprio. “We have a responsibility to innovate a future where the habitability of our planet does not come at the expense of those who inhabit it. I am proud to support these organizations who are working to solve humankind’s greatest challenge.”

Since 2010, the foundation has funded more than 70 high-impact projects in more than 40 countries across the globe. Programs receiving assistance include ClearWater, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, Conservation International, Dark Snow, Digital Democracy, Earth Echo International and Empowered by Light.

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  1. fatma türkmen says:

    what is leonardo dicaprio foundation’s e-mail adress ?

  2. Thank you so much for helping us the people protect ourselves from corporate greed! FrackFreeMahoning,and the Youngstown Community Bill of Rights Committee are trying to
    protect our drinking water and have been trying since 2011 with MUCH industry money
    killing it at the polls (CELDF ban).

  3. Brown Noise says:

    In about 15 years Leo is going to look like Marlon Brando at 65.

  4. Jim says:

    He has a foundation?????

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