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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

Ethiopia: Of Birds, Biodiversity and Development

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

Featured Story

Restoring the Roots: the Movement to Recover Central Asia’s Agrobiodiversity

Restoring the Roots: the Movement to Recover Central Asia’s Agrobiodiversity In October 2013, a tall, thin man with tightly cropped gray beard stood in a gallery of the new National Museum of Tajikistan and held aloft a pear. The assembled audience, there for the opening of a new photography exhibit about the country’s biocultural diversity, was treated to an impromptu lesson in the importance... Read more »