2016 Annual Meeting

Photo: Jon Jensen

Formal membership in the Biodiversity Funders Group is open to foundations that have a significant focus on environmental protection, restoration and sustainability, energy and climate change, environmental justice and equity, and other environmental and conservation concerns. While a small number of government agencies, public foundations, and corporations are members, the majority of our members are private foundations. Membership is by application only; a committee of members reviews applications and makes recommendations to the board of directors for approval. The Biodiversity Funders Group’s core programs and administration are primarily supported by annual membership contributions, on a sliding scale based on the amount of each member’s environmental grantmaking.  Interested grantmakers should contact us here.

Program partners are funders who are involved in one or more of the Biodiversity Funders Group’s programs or working groups. Depending upon the activity, there may or may not be an annual fee or other criteria to participate. 


444S Foundation
Altman Foundation, Jenifer
Arcus Foundation
Beagle Charitable Foundation
Bullitt Foundation
Campion Foundation
Casey & Family Foundation
Christensen Fund
Colorado Plateau Foundation
Crown Family Philanthropies
CS Fund
Doris Duke Foundation
Edgerton Foundation
Educational Foundation of America
Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelly Foundation
Global Greengrants Fund
Goldman Environmental Foundation
Harder Foundation
Harold K. L. Castle Foundation
Heinz Endowment, Vira I.
Hewlett Foundation, William and Flora
JRS Biodiversity Foundation
Kaplan Fund, J. M.
Kresge Foundation
Lazar Foundation
Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation
MacArthur Foundation, John D. and Catherine T.
Margaret A. Cargill Foundation
Marisla Foundation
McKnight Foundation
Merck Family Fund
Moore Foundation, Gordon and Betty
Mott Foundation, Charles Stewart
Munson Foundation, Curtis and Edith
New England Biolabs Foundation
Oak Foundation
Oak Hill Fund
Packard Foundation, David and Lucile
Park Foundation
Partners for a New Economy
Patagonia Inc
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Pew Charitable Trusts
Phillip Stephenson Foundation
REI Foundation
Robertson Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Rockefeller Family Fund
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Sacharuna Foundation
Sandler Foundation
Summit Foundation
Swift Foundation
Tamalpais Trust
Tiffany & Co Foundation
Tortuga Foundation
Turner Foundation
U.S. Agency For International Development
Volgenau Foundation
Walton Family Foundation
Water Foundation
Weeden Foundation
WestWind Foundation
Wilburforce Foundation
Zegar Family  Foundation

Program Participants
11th Hour Project
Abell Foundation
Alaska Conservation Foundation
Alliance for Justice
American Jewish World Service
Andes Amazon Fund (New Ventures Fund)
Annenberg Foundation
Anthropocene Institute
Arabella Advisors
Arabella Philanthropic Investment Advisors
Arcadia Fund
Argosy Foundation
As You Sow
Atlantis Blue Project Foundation
Aveda Foundation
Band Foundation
Barbara Delano Foundation
Barr Foundation
Baxa Family Foundation
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Blue Foundation
Blue Moon Fund
Bonwood Foundation
Botkin Foundation
Brico Foundation
C.S Fund
Caldera Foundation
Charles Evans Hughes
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
Chorus Foundation
Circle of Service Foundation
Claneil Foundation
Climate Advocacy Lab
Climate and Land Use Alliance
Climate Resilience Fund
Code Blue Foundation
Common Sense Fund
Conservation Alliance
Crown Family Philanthropies
Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation
Dalio Foundation
Dan and Sheryl Tishman Family Foundation
David Rockefeller Fund
David Suzuki Foundation
Deep Search Foundation
Dietel Partners
Earth Friends
Edwards Mother Earth Foundation
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
Energy Foundation
Energy Innovation
Environment Now
Environmental Funders Network
European Climate Foundation
European Foundation Centre
Eyes on the Future Fund
Fine Family Foundation
Flora Family foundation
Foundation for the Carolinas
Fresh Water Protection
Fund for New Jersey
Gates Family Foundation
General Service Foundation
Germeshausen Foundation
Global Partnership for Sharks and Rays
Grace Communications Foundation
Grassroots International
Great Lakes Fishery Trust
Great Lakes Protection Fund
Grove Foundation
Growald Family Fund
Gund Foundation
Harte Charitable Foundation
Hawaii Community Foundation
Heinrich Boell Foundation
Heising Simons
Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Hildreth Faily Fund of The Maine Community Foundation
Hildreth Family Fund
HKH Foundation
Ikea Foundation
Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation
Institute for Climate and Society
Institute for Global Communications
Inter-American Development Bank
International Community Foundation (Kinninger)
Island Foundation
Istituto Clima e Sociedade
Ittleson Foundation
Jesse B. Cox Charitable Trust
Jiji Foundation
JMG Foundation
John Merck Fund
Johnson Foundation
Joyce Foundation
Julian Grace Foundation
Keith Campbell Foundation
Kelley Family Foundation
Kendeda Fund
Kingfisher Foundation
Kongsgaard-Goldman Foundation
KR Foundation
Laird Norton Family Foundation
Lambi Fund of Haiti
Lampert Byrd Foundation
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
Liberty Hill Foundation
Light Family Foundation
Linden Family Foundation
Liz Claiborne & Art Ortenberg Foundation
Lounsbery Foundation
Maine Climate Funders Network
Marcus Foundation
Marine Ventures Foundation
MAVA Foundation
Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation
McCune Charitable Foundation
McKinney Family Foundation
Mertz Gilmore Foundation
Meyer Memorial Trust
Milner Family Foundation
Mitchell Foundation
Mize Family Foundation
Moore Charitable Foundation
Moxie Foundation
MSC Foundation
Nathan Cummings Foundation
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
National Forest Foundation
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
New England Grassroots Environment Fund
New Venture Fund
New York Community Trust
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
Nooru Foundation
Norcross Wildlife Foundation
Northwest Fund for the Environment
Ocean Foundation
Orchard Foundation
Ottinger Founation
Outrider Foundation
Overlook International Foundation
Panta Rhea Foundation
Paul M. Angell Foundation
Pierce Family Foundation
Pisces foundation
Planet Heritage Foundation
Porter Family Foundation
Prince Charitable Trusts
Prospect Hill Foundation
Pulliam Trust
R.A. Hunt Foundation
Renstrom-Perkowitz Social Investing & Bonwood Foundation
Resources Legacy Fund / Resources Law Group
Rober and Patricia Switzer Foundation
Robertson Foundation
Rockefeller Philanthropy Associates
Roddenberry Foundation
Roy A. Hunt Foundation
Roy Hunt Foundation
San Diego Foundation
San Francisco Foundation
Sapelo Foundation
Scherman Foundation
Schmidt Family Foundation (11th Hour Racing)
Sills Family Foundation
Singing Fields Foundation
Skoll Foundation
Solidago Foundation
Spitzer Charitable Trust
Stiftung Mercator
Stranahan Foundation
Summer Fund II
SunLight Time Foundation
Surdna Foundation
Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders
Switzer Foundation
Tellus Mater Foundation
Tempest Advisors
The Mullum Trust
The Philanthropic Intiative
The Solutions Project
Thomas W. Haas Foundation
Threshold Foundation
Tides Foundation
Tikva Grassroots Empowerment Fund
Tomberg Family Philanthropies
TomKat Charitable Trust
Toronto Atmospheric Fund
Town Creek Foundation
Turner Foundation
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service
UN Foundation
United Nations Foundation
Vermont Community Foundation
Volo Foundation
Waitt Foundation
Wallace Genetic Foundation
Wallace Global Fund
Wiancko Charitable Foundation
William C. Kenney Foundation
William Penn Foundation
Winslow Foundation
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Zennstrom Philanthropies
Zoom Foundation
Zumiez, Inc.