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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

From Belém to Bhutan: Realizing the Vision of the International Society of Ethnobiology

From Belém to Bhutan: Realizing the Vision of the International Society of Ethnobiology Twenty five years ago a group of Indigenous Peoples and researchers calling themselves ‘ethnobiologists’ got together in the capital of the Brazilian state of Pará to draw a line in the sand: “Mechanisms [must] be established by which indigenous specialists are recognized as proper Authorities and are consulted in all programs affecting them, their resources... Read more »