The Billionaire Quietly Protecting Western Lands From Oil and Gas Drilling

The Billionaire Quietly Protecting Western Lands From Oil and Gas Drilling

Hansjörg Wyss has been branching out into all kinds of green giving in recent years. But Western land is still a core interest, evidenced by a recent gift that will retire oil and gas leases on protected Wyoming land.

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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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Asking and Getting: Behind the Surge of Philanthropic Support for the National Park Service

Asking and Getting: Behind the Surge of Philanthropic Support for the National Park Service

The National Park Foundation has become a fundraising powerhouse. How did it achieving soaring levels of private support and what might that mean for the park system? We asked NPF Director Will Shafroth.

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