Backing the stewards of cultural and biological diversity/
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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

Russian Language Release of Soil to Sky Infographic

We are pleased to announce that a Russian language version of the popular Soil... Read more »

Important Changes at The Christensen Fund

Dear Grantees, Colleagues and Friends: Some bittersweet news to share. Jeff Campbell, our Director of Grantmaking... Read more »

On biocultural diversity

Ethiopia: Of Birds, Biodiversity and Development

Although the words biodiversity and development often seem to make a bad pair, people... 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 »