The Gimbel Foundation is the philanthropy of the large clan behind an extinct department store chain that once owned Saks and rivaled Macy’s. One of its five priorities is the environment. Here's our 101.
Conservation issues that cross national borders pose a unique challenge that foundations and nonprofits, when run well, can be particularly well-suited for. One Laguna Beach-based environment funder has reached out and made grants up and down the West Coast of the Americas, most notably to conserve land in Northwest Mexico in recent years.
Since the mid-2000s, the Walton Family Foundation has been one of the largest funders in American conservation, primarily in marine and rivers issues. The grantee list is quite long, but just a few of the foundation’s favorite environmental groups are pulling down a massive chunk of its annual green funding.