The mission of the Environment Program is to ensure a thriving, resilient environment for wildlife and people, and foster an inclusive, effective conservation movement.
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.
View information about the Environment Program's closed competition at Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Capacity Building Program.
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 Natural Climate Solutions Accelerator, administered by The Nature Conservancy
- The Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative, a collaborative of the Land Trust Alliance, Oregon Community Foundation, the Seattle Foundation and the Idaho Community Foundation
- NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund, administered by the City Parks Foundation
- Coordination and Collaboration in the Resilience Ecosystem, administered by the Climate Resilience Fund
- Appalachian Landscapes Protection Fund, administered by the Open Space Institute