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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

Announcing New Program Officer for African Rift Valley

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

Biocultural Jazz Born in Bishkek

The incredible improvisational skills of Kyrgyz Manaschi were on full display at the 9th... Read more »

On biocultural diversity

Revitalizing Agrobiodiversity Around the Globe

The Indigenous and local farmers of the world are the descendants of the original... Read more »

Featured Story

Australia: Heading Back to Homelands

Australia: Heading Back to Homelands Australia‚Äôs Aboriginal peoples comprise some of the oldest and most vibrant cultures in the world. They are rooted strongly to the lands that sustained their ancestors, despite often having been forced out of those places over time. For generations many Aboriginal people have nourished hopes of returning to these homelands, and for the last... Read more »