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."
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:
- The Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund, administered by the Network for Landscape Conservation
- The Climate Adaptation Fund, administered by the Wildlife Conservation Society
- The Resilient Landscapes Initiative, administered by the Open Space Institute
- The Pacific Northwest Land Protection Grants, administered by The Nature Conservancy
- Climate Resilience Fund