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

Christensen Fund Seeks Executive Director

Following our announcement on the departure of Dr. Ken Wilson, The Christensen Fund seeks... Read more »

Ethiopia: The Most Bird-Friendly Coffee in the World

In the birthplace of coffee, unique new research shows how shade-grown coffee benefits species... Read more »

On biocultural diversity

Ob Umed, Bringing Hope—and Water—to the People of Tajikistan

A few weeks ago, I went to New York to see Tajik NGO Ob... Read more »

Featured Story

Roaming the Rift: Development and Pastoralists in Northern Kenya

Roaming the Rift: Development and Pastoralists in Northern Kenya The road leading to the settlement of Loiyangalani from South Horr is rough, hacked through a merciless landscape of crumbling volcanic rock, baking in the equatorial sun. There is scarcely a plant in sight as our pick-up truck jostles and squeaks over a rise and the enormous Lake Turkana comes into view, a turquoise... Read more »