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Carla F. Fredericks Appointed Executive Director of The Christensen Fund as First Native American to Lead $300MM+ Private Foundation

Fund Further Aligns with Indigenous Rights, Biodiversity Stewardship, and International Mechanisms to Protect, Respect and Build Opportunity for Indigenous Peoples
October 19, 2020 – The Christensen Fund has appointed Carla F. Fredericks as its Executive Director. Fredericks’ extensive career encompasses work as a lawyer, scholar and advocate for Indigenous Peoples’ rights in governance, development and global […]

Caring for our Partners and Communities

Dear Partners and Friends,
We know that COVID-19 is at the center of everyone’s mind. At Christensen, we have been closely following global developments, listening deeply to emerging recommendations from authorities and strategizing together on how best to support and care for our team, our families and communities, and you, our colleagues and partners. We want […]

Dr. Sanjay Bavikatte To Leave Christensen Fund In Early 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is with great sadness that I share Dr. Sanjay Bavikatte’s decision to leave Christensen Fund in early 2020.  As we move forward with an exciting new strategy focused on the Indigenous peoples’ movement, the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and our continuing work supporting biocultural […]