The mission of the Environment Program is to enable communities to protect and manage wildlife habitat and create efficient built environments.

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."

Goals & Strategies

Funding Opportunities

The Environment Program awards grants by directly inviting organizations to submit proposals that are then reviewed by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) staff and/or the DDCF Board of Trustees. Although unsolicited proposals are not being considered at this time, inquiries about future support for projects that fall within the Environment Program's grant-making strategies can be submitted through a letter of inquiry.

Grant-seekers may be interested in exploring the following re-granting programs that are funded through the Environment Program: