As Myanmar has opened to the world, experiencing growing development, it faces new environmental threats. Some large NGOs and funders are scrambling, with a special eye on marine areas.
Big changes are happening in America's cities, including new parks and infrastructure, that are raising tough questions about equity and power. Enter a funders collaboration with big ambitions.
It's hard to change public policy without first changing society's attitudes, and that's certainly true on environmental issues. We look at a philanthropist in Virginia who gets that fact.
With deforestation again on the rise in the critical Amazon Basin, with biodiversity and the global climate at stake, we look at how Moore is adding new resources to its conservation work here.
The Wyss Foundation has been branching out in a big way in recent years. The latest donation treads familiar ground—land protection—although this time in Africa, and with a remarkably high dollar amount.
Billionaire couple Peter and Cynthia Kellogg steadily support the environment through their family foundation. We take a look at the deeply personal story that motivates some of this giving.
The Marcus Foundation thinks of food in the short and long terms, giving to both hunger and sustainability. We take a look at some key projects of this Denver-based funder.
Bears Ears National Monument is being celebrated by many, but loathed by Utah leaders. Funders are now in the mix, backing tribal involvement in the new monument’s future management.
With global warming profoundly affecting ecosystems, more conservation groups are stepping up to engage the climate issue. We look at a new initiative by the Land Trust Alliance, backed by Doris Duke.
You wouldn't really describe the Henry Luce Foundation as an environmental funder. But its programs involving theology and Asia have yielded some interesting green grantmaking.
Colleges can play a surprisingly important role in conserving open space and teaching young people about ecology. Here's an example from rural Ohio, backed by alumni cash.
Water issues keep drawing more attention from funders, especially in the West. The Moore Foundation, a prominent science and conservation funder, just got in on the action.
The foundation in the past year has become a major funder and cheerleader for food waste prevention work in the U.S. It’s launching a new hub next year to unite growing efforts.
National parks have never drawn the kind of giving we see with urban parks. But that's starting to change, and the latest example of this is a successful campaign to acquire land in Wyoming.
An agricultural initiative in Maine is a hopeful and interesting project that’s seizing on a couple of trends in agriculture, nonprofits, and philanthropy.
OK, so 2016 wasn't fantastic. But it wasn't all bad, and philanthropy backed exciting grassroots movements, city projects, and sustainable development work, to name a few bright spots.
Can a global corporation be a force for environmental good? Patagonia sure is trying. Its quick decision to donate all Black Friday sales to nonprofits generated a surprise $10 million.
Traditional grantmaking dollars can only go so far when it comes to tackling climate change. Which is why Packard is keen to help a carbon offset effort that aims to attract large private investments.
There's a growing push to remove many of the old, obsolete dams all over the United States. Now one of America's biggest foundations is putting up $50 million to accelerate this push.
A Texas couple at the forefront of the dairy farming industry just launched a foundation focused entirely on improving agriculture. Its first grant supports microloans and other support in developing countries.
For the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, a better food system is about equity as much as it is sustainability. It's working to help marginalized communities lead the way to a better system.
Food has become one of hottest topics in environmental philanthropy. We talk to an insider about what this varied mix of grantmakers is supporting, and why.
The Powdermill Nature Reserve is a protected slice of Appalachia that’s offered a window into its ecosystems for 60 years. A regional funder is helping it up its game—including use of drones to study the landscape.
Climate change is increasingly reshaping the way funders and nonprofits approach conservation, as we've reported before. We look at yet another grant that underscores this growing linkage.
The Oscar winning director has had a complicated record in politics, and conservation, but longtime California landowner Clint Eastwood just completed a 20-year-plus effort to protect a chunk of Big Sur.
Food waste in the U.S. is still an emerging philanthropic issue, but it's fast drawing in more funders, including the small-but-scrappy family foundation of a Priceline co-founder.
The Goldman Prize winners should be an eye-opener to environmental funders. They reflect a level of diversity and grassroots activism in marginalized communities that's often lacking in green philanthropy.
Apple is making a big splash with its Apps for Earth initiative, devoting some of its sales and app content to green issues. Is it a PR stunt or meaningful philanthropy?
Hewlett has been funding Pew Charitable Trusts’ work to protect North America’s boreal forest for more than a decade. We take a look at what this huge initiative has accomplished.
The EGA’s latest trends report shows rising environmental philanthropy, and some exciting growing areas like global giving, sustainable agriculture, and transportation. It also reflects some shortfalls.