Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

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The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation "was established in 1998. It has actively fostered awareness of environmental issues by participating with such organizations as the Natural Resources Defense Council, where Leonardo is on the board of trustees; Global Green USA, where he serves as a board member; and the International Fund For Animal Welfare, where he is on the honorary board of directors.

"To expand global awareness of environmental issues, the DiCaprio Foundation created the Web site www.leonardodicaprio.org. The result has been a wider outreach to an international audience. The site also promotes current environmental campaigns, such as "the world wide movement to eliminate the use of plastic bags."

"In 2001, Environment Now honored the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation with its prestigious Martin Litton Environmental Warrior Award...

"In early 2008 the DiCaprio Foundation joined the California Community Foundation, and is now known as The Leonardo DiCaprio Fund at CCF." [1]

"In 1998, Leonardo DiCaprio established his foundation with the mission of protecting the world’s last wild places. LDF implements solutions that help restore balance to threatened ecosystems, ensuring the long-term health and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants. Since that time the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) has worked on some of the most pressing environmental issues of our day." [2]


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  1. About, DiCaprio Foundation, accessed December 2, 2008.
  2. Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation About, organizational web page, accessed August 13, 2018.