Leonardo DiCaprio’s Foundation awards $20 million in grants to help our environment!
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announced that is has awarded $20 million in environmental grants. This will increase the foundation’s financial contributions to over $80 million since 1998!
This new grant will offer this amount to over 100 organizations that pertain to wildlife and habitat conservation, indigenous rights, climate change, and other environmental issues.
Leonardo DiCaprio explained in regards to the new grants, “We are proud to support the work of over 100 organizations at home and abroad. These grantees are active on the ground, protecting our oceans, forests and endangered species for future generations – and tackling the urgent, existential challenges of climate change.”
He went on to say, “There exist today many proven technologies in renewable energy, clean transportation, and sustainable agriculture, that we can begin to build a brighter future for all of us.”
CEO of LDF, Terry Tamminen, also said, “This round of grants comes at a critical time. With a lack of political leadership, and continued evidence that climate change is growing worse with record-breaking heatwaves and storms, we believe we need to do as much as we can now, before it is too late.”
The grants will be given to help climate change, wildlife, and landscape conservation, marine life and ocean conservation, innovative solutions, indigenous rights, and the California program.
Some of the highlighted grantees include The Lion Recovery Fund, a project that helps lions and restores their natural habitats; The Elephant Crisis Fund, which helps to protect elephants and end the trafficking of ivory; The Global Partnership for Sharks and Rays, which prevents extinction of sharks and rays throughout the world caused by overexploitation; and Project Drawdown, which discovers solutions to combat global warming and many others!
Congratulations to The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation for awarding an unprecedented $20 million in environmental grants to better our world!
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