Behind the Packard Foundation’s Focus on Palm Oil

Found in a vast array of supermarket goodies including cookies, cereals, potato chips, margarine, and ice cream – palm oil usage is on the rise in the US food industry. However, unsustainable palm oil production is causing deforestation and pushing endangered animals to the brink of extinction. The Packard Foundation is on the case.
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How Packard is Helping Monarch Butterflies in California

The monarch butterfly used to travel in droves from the upper reaches of the US and Canada down to Mexico. Every year, millions of butterflies would travel over 2000 miles to avoid the harsh northern winters. In recent years however, monarch populations have plummeted. In order to help these ailing creatures, the Packard Foundation is funding a Monarch Sanctuary at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History in California.
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How the Resources Legacy Fund Is Like Yoda to Major Foundations

Handling millions of dollars and tracking hundreds of projects can be hard work – and sometimes the big foundations need a little help. That’s where groups like the Resources Legacy Fund (RLF) come in, helping donors set goals, develop strategies, and execute initiatives. Some of the largest foundations in the conservation field have relied on RLF for help, including the Packard Foundation, the Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation, and the Hewlett Foundation.
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This Foundation Gives Millions to Protect Awesome Colorado Plateau

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation has devoted around $20 million in the past five years to protecting this region of the country. They've mostly poured funding into large national conservation groups, with the biggest grantees in recent years being Trout Unlimited and The Wilderness Society. But to a lesser extent, Packard has supported efforts among the many Native American communities that control about a third of the region.

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