Where a $1 Billion Pledge for the Environment is Headed So Far

Where a $1 Billion Pledge for the Environment is Headed So Far

Hansjörg Wyss has been an environmental donor to watch for many years, gradually expanding his philanthropy and public profile. The billionaire just made a big, public increase in his giving. Here’s what we know. 

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How a Conservation Funder Protects One of the World's Last Great Wildernesses

How a Conservation Funder Protects One of the World's Last Great Wildernesses

The Alaska Conservation Foundation is more than just a local grantmaker. It's also bringing together multiple stakeholders to protect a vast and wild ecosystem at a moment of political division over the environment.

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At Surdna, Don Chen Looks to Helm a Social Justice Funder That "Punches Above Its Weight"

At Surdna, Don Chen Looks to Helm a Social Justice Funder That "Punches Above Its Weight"

As a prominent smart growth advocate and program director at Ford, Don Chen worked alongside Surdna as it evolved into an influential social justice funder. We talk to Chen about his future role leading it into its next phase.

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A Mighty Grant: With Modest Support, This Environmental Group Achieved Big Changes

A Mighty Grant: With Modest Support, This Environmental Group Achieved Big Changes

Last year, the Arcus Foundation backed Mighty Earth's work to stop forestation by cacao farmers that is pushing chimpanzees toward extinction in Cote d’Ivoire. Big things have happened since. Here's a deep dive into high-impact grantmaking. 

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