The Christensen Fund is a private foundation working to sustain the diversity and resilience of life on Earth. We back the stewards of biocultural diversity; people and communities using ecological practices and ancient wisdom to protect our natural and cultural heritage. We believe that these stewards, and their allies, can teach us how to cope with global climate change.
Our mission is ambitious. From songs to seeds to sacred sites, we work to sustain biocultural wealth and secure ways of life that are beautiful, equitable, and complex. The Christensen Fund pursues its mission through strategic grant-making in regions selected for their cultural richness, as well as for their historical capacity to confront the global erosion of biodiversity.