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Arcus Foundation announces new grants under their Social Justice and Great Apes & Gibbons programs. This funding underscores the importance of collaboration to bring about social justice for LGBTQ people and protect the world’s great and small apes.

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This past April, The Christensen Fund’s entire board and staff came together with their partners to participate in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

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The National Ocean Biodiversity Strategy calls for a stronger, more unified and inclusive approach to ocean conservation. Written by a team led by the Smithsonian and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the strategy was announced by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy June 3.

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The Kresge Foundation announced yesterday that Lois R. DeBacker, managing director of the Environment Program, will retire effective September 27, 2024, after serving more than 16 years with the foundation and 33 years total in philanthropy.

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Amber D. Miller, an astrophysicist and pathbreaking university leader who has served as a dean at both the University of Southern California and Columbia University, has been named the next president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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The Swift Foundation has launched its new website, explaining its plans to spend down and transfer the family wealth to Indigenous wisdom-keepers.

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It’s been just over a week since the 2024 Goldman Environmental Prize winners were announced, seven ordinary people who took extraordinary actions to protect their environments and communities.

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The Chile Conservation Funders Group, a working group of BFG, convened in November for a transformative meeting aimed at advancing environmental initiatives and forging collaborative pathways in Chile’s conservation landscape.

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Jo Swinson, Director of Partners For A New Economy writes, “Just as many funders mobilized and adapted strategies to respond to Covid-19, or found ways to provide uplifts to grantees facing massive inflation, so philanthropy has to look ahead and prepare for a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. WINGS rightly explores this in its current four-part seminar series ‘Embracing the Unpredictable: How is Philanthropy Navigating Complex Interconnected Crises?’ as part of the Philanthropy Transformation Initiative.”

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A decade-long battle between a wealthy industrialist and a band of activists led to a surprising $63 million transaction in Central Chile. This is a landmark transaction that will preserve some of the most ecologically significant territory in South America. One major donor is the Freyja Foundation.

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