The mission of the Environment Program is to enable communities to protect and manage wildlife habitat and create efficient built environments.
DDCF’s awareness of climate change as the greatest emerging threat to biodiversity – and the need to aggressively mitigate it without unnecessarily sacrificing wildlife habitat – shapes the Environment Program’s grant-making priorities.
The Environment Program has awarded more than $225 million in grants since 1997 related to the conservation of wildlife in the United States.
About Doris Duke and Conservation
Doris Duke was a lifelong environmentalist with a keen interest in conservation. In her will, she expressed her interest in "the preservation of wildlife, both flora and fauna" and in supporting "ecological endeavors."
July 16, 2012
DDCF announces funding to launch a new non-profit organization that will work with the City's Department of Parks and Recreation to protect, restore, and manage expansive natural areas already within the city's urban park system. Click here to read the press release.
September 30, 2011
The Environment Program completes a comprehensive review and analysis of DDCF's 13 years of grant-making for permanent protection of high-priority wildlife habitat. Click here to read the Land Capital Grant Assessment.
January 12, 2011
DDCF and Wildlife Conservation Society announce new funding and new climate adaptation focus for grants program supporting conservation projects nationwide: News Release
October 25, 2010
DDCF announces results of national competition soliciting scalable ideas for spurring energy efficiency retrofits of existing buildings in U.S.:
March 19, 2010
Andrew Bowman, Program Director for the Environment, shares an update on future funding priorities for the DDCF Environment Program:
Future Funding Priorities
January 5, 2010
DDCF announces the appointment of Andrew Bowman as Program Director for the Environment: