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Welcome to THE CHRISTENSEN FUND

We believe in the power of biological and cultural diversity. Find out who we are and what we do.

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Sustainable Arizona Landscape

THE U.S. SOUTHWEST

Helping to maintain traditional foodways and agrobiodiversity

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MELANESIA PROGRAM

Strengthening customary land tenure and the traditional economy for resilience

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African Rift Valley

Recognizing and supporting Indigenous agroecology, stewards of sacred sites and culture-based livelihoods

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A diversity of CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS

We believe in a world infused with diverse artistic expression, and this conviction drives our grantmaking.

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News & Events

Major Report on the Planet’s Biocultural Diversity Now Available

A seminal new report entitled “Biocultural Diversity: Threatened Species, Endangered Languages,” compares the status of... Read more »

Announcing New Program Officer for African Rift Valley

The Christensen Fund is pleased to announce that Dr. Hassan G. Roba will take... Read more »

On biocultural diversity

Revitalizing Agrobiodiversity Around the Globe

Agrobiodiversity – the vast array of varieties and species of the crops we grow... Read more »

Featured Story

Healthy Landscapes and Healthy People: Lessons from the Rarámuri

Healthy Landscapes and Healthy People: Lessons from the Rarámuri August is the time of rains in the Sierra Tarahumara, and near the village of Norogachi, the blue sky and cotton ball clouds quickly change above our heads into a roiling ceiling of grey. José Pedro Turuséachi, an Indigenous Rarámuri farmer and community organizer, gives us a tour of his community’s maize fields, thriving... Read more »