Included in the list of where the donations will go are the California Wolf Center and the Pacific Wolf Coalition.

 Leonardo DiCaprio‘s foundation, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, will be donating $40 million in grants to more than 30 organizations implementing innovative and impactful conservation projects around the globe.

“The destruction of our planet continues at a pace we can no longer afford to ignore,” the 40-year-old actor said in a statement. “We have a responsibility to innovate a future where the habitability of our planet does not come at the expense of those who inhabit it. I am proud to support these organizations who are working to solve humankind’s greatest challenge.”

Full list of organizations benefiting from the grants…

- Amazon Watch - Biomimicry Institute - Bioneers - California Wolf Center: Pacific Wolf Coalition - ClearWater - Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund - Conservation International - Dark Snow - Digital Democracy - Earth Echo International - Empowered by Light - International Fund for Animal Welfare - National Geographic: Pristine Seas - Natural Resources Defense Council - Oceans 5 - Save The Elephants - Saving Species - Tetiaroa Society - The Conservation Land Trust - The Solutions Project - Tony Fitzjohn/George Adamson African Wildlife Preservation Trust - Tree People - Virunga Fund - WaterKeeper - Wildlife Conservation Network - Wildlife Conservation Society - World Wildlife Fund

Responses to "Leonardo DiCaprio's Foundation Donates $40 Million to Conservation Efforts (Including Wolves)"

  1. I know he has been an advocate for years, and he puts his money where his mouth is!! I wish we could get him to be a wolf advocate, and speak out for the wolves that are being slaughtered, and tortured. I just watched him in the movie "blood diamond", he is a great actor, too...........

  2. Anonymous says:

    I wish he would help Elephants more, Nosey, Mohan, and Mali just to name a few. But he does do good work for lots of animals and I do feel he is helping were he can. your a good lad, keep up the good work.

  3. This so wonderful!!💕

  4. Anonymous says:

    Stop bloody complaining salute him for great deeds

  5. Leo, have you considered adding the wild horses and burros to your list? I love that you are helping in so many areas... that's amazing that one person cares about so much! But, I believe that our wild horses and burros are in such a great need and in danger of being extinguished altogether that I just wanted to bring that to your attention. They are such a huge part of our heritage and such an inspiration to this day. They are suffering so much at the hands of the BLM and other powers that be and they need our help desperately. Again, thank you and bless you for all you are doing to make things right with the world!

  6. Anonymous says:

    dear leo, keep up the good work! there is to much,

  7. Leonardo DiCaprio you rock! Thank you for all you do :)!

  8. bmfilip says:

    That's wonderful ! ! Thank you MR. DiCaprio! !

  9. Anonymous says:

    Wow, at all the people saying " I wish you could do more..." Are you guys doing anywhere near as much as he is? Not that it matters. He is an amazing person, doing amazing things for our environment.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Bless you, Mr Di Caprio.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Currently there is a need to construct predator friendly carcass removal pits in Washington and Oregon to help reduce livestock and wildlife conflicts. There are small groups such as Eastern Washington Wildlife Conservation on Facebook that are running fundraisers and actively participating in the field to help people and keystone species such as wolves , Bears and humans coexist. Please look into that group for sure.

  12. Thank you they can us all the help we can give them and more

  13. Me says:

    Bless you Mr. DiCaprio. Such a wonderful thing you have done. Someone up there is smiling.......

  14. Anonymous says:

    Not only one of the best actors but a true steward of this beautiful planet of ours. He cares when so many others don't. Thank you Leo for your compassion and caring. You are truly a man of substance.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for caring about our planet and the conservation of so many operations. So glad you are helping the wolves. It seems they will soon be extinct unless we can get the government to quit letting people hunt and kill them. They, along with other animals that are endangered need help from people like you that have donations and influence. Thanks so much for caring enough to do something.

  16. 💛💚💙💜

  17. Anonymous says:

    Leonardo is amazing but don't think $40 millions is nothing for him. It's a lot of money. So, we also must put our hand in our pocket to give to organizations involved in the protection of wildlife, nature and the planet.

  18. People like Leonardo give me hope for the beautiful Earth we are so lucky to inhabit I would love to have money to donate to these causes there is so much I would do so it makes me very happy when someone who has money there puts it to the greatest use ever.


  20. Unknown says:

    félicitations nous comptons sur votre intérêt pour la race animale et votre notoriété pour faire avancer avec nous les choses ; merci de communiquer sur le continent Américain cette pétition car plus nous serons nombreux en terme de citoyens du monde plus nous pouvons espérer être entendu ... À l'attention : des représentants de tous les pays, responsables de l'Union Européenne, Madame la Ministre de l'Environnement, associations de protection animale

    Depuis toujours l'homme considère que parce qu'ils ne parlent pas les animaux peuvent être exploités, tués, massacrés atrocement dans l'indifférence quasi générale. Pourtant nous ne pouvons rester indifférents à leur sort et faire comme si nous ne savions pas ; puisque nous prétendons être une race intelligente, nous devons les protéger contre la barbarie de certains humains !!!
    Seuls, nous pouvons peu mais tous ensembles nous pouvons faire évoluer les choses ;

    "là où il y a une volonté il y a un chemin" Lao Tseu

    aussi :

    En décembre vous avez posé les bases d'une réflexion pour empêcher la progression du réchauffement climatique faute de quoi la vie disparaîtra sur notre planète. Il faut aller plus loin en actant des décisions concrètes pour respecter la vie sous toutes ses formes qu'elle soit humaine mais aussi animale

    1/ créer un organisme type UNESCO pour protéger les espèces en voie de disparition mais aussi toutes les espèces animales ; les animaux sont le patrimoine de l'Humanité et doivent être protéger comme tout être vivant, toute destruction d'espère par un pays ou un groupe d'individus doit être immédiatement dénoncée et condamnée au versement de sommes conséquentes pour chaque animal tué. (Exemple Tuerie d'éléphant par exemple pour leur ivoire etc )

    2/ interdire mondialement l’élevage d'animaux pour leurs fourrures , leurs plumes etc,

    3/ obliger les éleveurs du monde entier à élever en plein air, les espèces quelle qu'elles soient (vaches, cochons, poules ,,,) et interdire l'élevage en cage ou toute autre forme entravant le droit à la vie des animaux.

    4/ interdire de tuer les bébés animaux (veaux, agneaux, canetons,,) avant l'âge adulte déterminé par un comité comprenant aussi les association de défenses des animaux

    5/ interdire l’élevage intensif et industriel et toutes recherches visant au clonage d'animaux ou méthodes visant à obtenir le développement (en chine clonage de vaches)

    4/ punir mondialement très sévèrement tout acte de barbarie contre une espèce animale

    5/ mettre en place des actions à grandes échelles pour stériliser les animaux plutôt que les laisser proliférer et les abattre !!!

    6/ interdire la vente d'animaux en animalerie en ne leur laissant que la vente de nourriture et objets au profit des associations de protection d'animaux chargées de les placer en famille.

    7/ interdire définitivement les recherches sur les espèces animales

    8/ interdire la capture, l'expédition et la vente d’espèces pour laisser toutes les espèces évoluer dans leur milieu naturel.

    7/ interdire dans les 5 années à venir la vente de produits alimentaires dans les supermarchés au profit des petits producteurs locaux ou de leur regroupement en coopératives dont la taille sera limiter en développement, ceci pour éviter des méthodes d'abattage relevant de tueries

    merci pour votre soutien et votre signature ...

  21. Anonymous says:

    he obviously cannot get to evrery problem at once, so just praise him for what he's doing now. its a lot more than most of us can do.

  22. Unknown says:

    Thank you, Leo!

  23. Suzanne says:

    Thank you Mr.DiCaprio. We put a man on the moon, surely we can find away to live with the wolves. Such beautiful animals.

  24. Barb says:

    Too bad he didn't take that money and quietly make a deal with the State of Oregon to buy the land that Bundy is squatting on with his armed rabble.......and then tell them to get off the private reserve.

  25. Anonymous says:

    You must be a wise soul, Leo. The environmental abuse comes from the vested interests of corporations who have lived with a total disregard for the impact on the environment. The solutions are there, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting the good souls in their selfless work of restoring that environment. I hope you will have real expectations of outcomes and have people in place to ensure that those outcomes are met. I also suggest that energy be put into sustainable ideas for how those organizations can continue to finance their work after your grants are finished. Good work, Leo. You have set the bar high and I hope others will be inspired by the example you have set and take on causes, too.

  26. Unknown says:

    Thank you for all those with no human voices. You are a true patriot of this earth.

  27. Sheryl says:

    FANTASTIC! He is a class act. I hope he keeps donating. And I wish more celebrities would do the same... donate money and speak OUT against trophy hunting!

  28. What a very kind and thoughtful man Leonardo is, thankyou for caring :)

  29. Leo, I'd love to work in conservation. I am a stage actor in Chicago, but my first love is mother nature. I've been looking for a way to contribute. I applaud your dedication and activism in this area. I have so much energy and passion for nurturing this great earth and it's marvelous creatures. Searching in Chicago. kc karen hill/ McDermott

  30. Deanna Jacobs, Tsawwassen First Nation says:

    The greatness of Leonardo DiCaprio! Thank you for all that you do for Mother Earth!!!

  31. Not only is he a great entertainer he is a great and compassionate humanitarian , he uses his great fame and wealth for the benefit of our wildlife that so desperately need protecting , thank you Leonardo

  32. amazing man, love his work and his passion, great donation. wish all men cared about the earth and its living things as he does

  33. Nico Wind says:

    Dear Leonardo
    We are a Native American nonprofit organization in Portland Oregon called Wisdom of the elders. If you have a moment to check out our website we would be honored for you to see the hard work we've invested on climate changes from the perspective of our native elders. and if you feel compelled to network or donate matching grant funds to help us complete our climate wisdom film series we would be very thankful and we have some nice incentives on our Crowdfunding site Indiegogo's Generosity. Pinamia (Thank you) Nico Wind

  34. Tracey says:

    Mr Dicaprio Hi my name is Tracey Lasas i just wanted to say i think your pretty awesome for recognizing FN people in your acceptance speech :) Maybe one day u will make your way to waterhen lake saskatchewan! Maybe even an email

  35. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much from Germany, you deserve RESPECT!!!

  36. WOW... thank you , thank you, thank you. I raised these beautiful animals in the early 70s, and went to schools and speeches on how kind and social these wolves are. I had my girl and she loved everyone and I showed our youth that WE need to save them. That they need to be around for our next generation to see in the wild, to hear the cry of the wolf.. Thank you so much for a great donation of money. Your putting your wealth to a great cause. THE saving of our wolves.

  37. Unknown says:

    U r Amazing
    God bless U 😘

  38. You da man! Thanks so much for helping wildlife and the environment. As an environmental engineer and a volunteer at a wildlife rehabilitation center I see mankinds destruction first hand. Your donations will made a huge difference. We need more like you. Thank you.

  39. Thank you,for all that you are doing for our precious earth. We only have one! I would do the same if I had the means too. You so ROCK!! Thank you again and Bright Blessings!

  40. suzanne girard says:

    Thank you, thank you, M. Dicaprio, for all your help to our animals and planet, to care and put it for real, many like you could, but YOU do! Thanks again,

  41. Anonymous says:

    thank you for all that you do

  42. Lala Kayone says:

    Blessed Be. Thank you, Mr. DiCaprio. Thank you.

  43. Good man!

  44. Anonymous says:

    Good man Leo, you are doing the right thing!

  45. Anonymous says:

    I hope the wild mustangs and burros fall under this umbrella. The BLM is slowly exterminating them with taxpayer money..................

  46. Anonymous says:

    Mr. DiCaprio, you certainly have grown up SPLENDIDLY!! Thank you SO VERY MUCH for the wonderful, wise, compassionate, generous man that you have become! My prayer for you is that Papa God will shower you with so many blessings that you'll not have room enough to receive them all! God bless and keep you, young man!

  47. Thank you so much from Germany, you deserve RESPECT!!!

  48. Unknown says:

    Thank you. Can you also help the organizations that are trying to save horses from slaughter. Rescues that need help financially.

  49. Anonymous says:

    Can you xonsider helping rescues rus?

  50. Carol says:

    Thank you Leo, we love you and deeply value your many diverse helping hands and awareness venues!

    Now, if we could only get legislation passed for the continued welfare of native animals on government lands instead of more and more cattle rights; over buffalo, wild horses and burros, wild cats, of all kinds and basically all wild animals which need to die for more and more grazing land for cows profits. I mean really? Anyway, I know you are there also. I would like to work on a project with legislators to keep native species in the wild not shipped on a torture train to Mexico to be tortured more.

    Thank you for your time and care!

  51. greyfel says:

    Leonardo DiCaprio is a fantastic example of using fame and wealth to improve the world. I admire him so much. I drive a Prius because of Leo. I hope he wins the Oscar this year. It's long overdue.

  52. He's amazing. I wish there were more people like him. Leo, you should be really, really proud on yourself, you're helping more than other people 'I know'. I'm speechless :) ��

  53. Thank you Leonardo DiCaprio. You are the most wonderful human being.

  54. Anonymous says:

    That is the way millionaires should behave <3

  55. Unknown says:

    Well done Leo at least someone is looking out for the future generations

  56. Anonymous says:

    I'm not a fan of his, but I have to admit that he's a force in Hollywood to be reckoned with. In the decades to come, his name is going to be mentioned with the likes of Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, etc.

    But you can't really hate someone who donates tens of millions of dollars to world conservation efforts. A lot of celebrities allow their name to be used, or talk about something without putting their money where their mouths are.

  57. Miraman Miki says:

    He is my real man. Leo is great man with huge heart and good angels soul. To day we need heroes like him. Love you Leo.

  58. Someone who uses his/her fame and fortune to make an impact has figured out the secret of the great responsibility that comes with great power. If most celebrities did as Leo does, the world would truly become a better place. Respect.

  59. Thank you Leo, for all you do.

  60. 40 million to conservation what an amazing contribution on his behalf......But, it Seems to some its not enough....
    I also pray that he speaks out for animal's and that his pleas don't fall on deaf ears...He's helped out before, He cares, maybe if we ask him he'll answer. Money IS needed formost just to be able to take on this huge responsibility of saving animals. The whole world has gone mad with hurting, killing, raping, abusing, torturing, eating, ANIMALS everywhere.
    It's been going on forever, BUT, I'M HERE TO SAY THAT AS LONG AS WE PEOPLE WHO GIVE A F*UCK NEVER SHUT UP, GIVE UP, on our humanitarian brothers and sister's there will be saviors, and detonators, our ANIMALS have some fighting chance.
    Thank you from my ♡, DiCaprio
    Your a shining star....
    As are others who have walked the walk.....
    Thank you again


    Please help fund a small Alaskan community
    You can find me on Facebook under Suzie Martin
    And Leo awesome job with funding the Wolf's very lovely animals. Our school mascot are the wolf pack. I'm a big fan of wolves and of Leonardo
    Please if anyone would like to share my cause out there feel free to do so we would very much appreciate the effort. Thanks so much.
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  62. Thank. I love wolves

  63. Anonymous says:

    He is so much more than a pretty face and great actor...he is the kind of man that the others should aspire to be. Thanking you for all the animals this money will help. God bless you!

  64. Wonderful! Wolves are very misunderstood. Logging and oil companies blame them for loss of caribou, and they get killed as a result of scapegoating.

  65. Angie Steckle says:

    What a wonderful man and human being. Too bad other actors couldn't follow suit. Praise him for what he does not try and mooch more. Be grateful as I am that he is helping animals period. Thank-you Leonardo from everyone including the animals.

  66. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for your donation to save the wolves. I love wolves and they are one of God's beautiful creations that you are fighting to help save. I signed a petition to help save the wolves from extinction so through your generosity the wolves will have a better chance of surviving. I love your acting and have watched a lot of your movies, but what you have done with your donation to help God's creatures is truly inspiring. Mr.DiCaprio, your kindness is greatly appreciated by so many. Like always there are people who want more and instead of really appreciating what you have done they are wanting to take more. People give him a break. He has done more than a lot of you complainers have even thought about doing. Thank him for his genenerosity instead of telling him he needs to do more. He's donated a lot of money to help the wolves from becoming extinct. I'm so greatful that you cared enough to donate such a large amount of money to these organizations to save the wolves. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  67. Dear Leo, as I read the comments folks have left for you and see how your generousity has touched, I sit here and cry tears of joy. It's been a real battle fighting for our wolves and other wildlife, but I will never lose hope as long as I see there are many who care. Thank you so much for having the compassion needed to help us hang in there and continue fighting (and for the wolves, of course.) Bless you, Mr. DiCaprio. You are a treasure!

  68. Dear Leo;
    Thank you so much for donating so generously to save the world's wildlife from extinction. As an average person I have been doing what I can to help animals, signing and sharing petitions, calling and sending emails to elected officials to rescue wild and domestic animals from their plight caused by human expansion into their habits, and human greed. May God bless you.

  69. FE523 says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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