Tillo Boboev, Pioneering Tajik Botanist, Dies at 77

Accomplished Tajik scientist and botanist, Tillo Boboev — founder of the Kulob Botanical Garden of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan — passed away on March 4th, 2018, at the age of 77. A central tenet of his life’s work was reconnecting youth and rural communities in Central Asia to their rich biocultural heritage in […]

Acerca de la violencia en contra de los defensores de los Territorios Indígenas

Iniciamos el Año Nuevo celebrando el reconocimiento de los derechos ancestrales de nueve comunidades indígenas de Indonesia sobre sus territorios forestales. Hoy, estamos devastados por el asesinato de Isidro Baldenegro López, la segunda chispa brillante y galardonado con el Premio Goldman extinta por fuerzas oscuras, después de Berta Cáceres.
De la manera más firme, El Fondo […]

On Violence to Defenders of Indigenous Territories

We began the New Year by celebrating Indonesia’s landmark recognition of the rights of nine Indigenous communities to their ancestral forests. Today, we are devastated by the assassination of Isidro Baldenegro López, the second Goldman Prize winner and bright spark — after Berta Cáceres — to be extinguished by dark forces.
In the strongest terms, […]

Trustee Transitions

With the New Year comes changes to the Christensen Board of Trustees. After five years of dedicated service as the Chair of the Board, Atossa Soltani will step down in compliance with Christensen’s bylaws. She will continue serving as a Christensen Trustee. Atossa, who founded Amazon Watch in 1996 and served as the organization’s Executive Director […]

CALL FOR PROGRAM RELATED INVESTMENTS (PRI) PROPOSALS

To complement over a dozen years of grantmaking in the US Southwest, the Christensen Fund is inviting qualified social enterprises and quadruple bottom line projects to submit a proposal for funding from its Program Related Investments pilot. We are particularly interested in those institutions with a successful track record of establishing an enterprise or business. […]