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Leonardo DiCaprio Founded The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation In 1998: Its Origin And Objectives

Published Fri Dec 06 2019 By Bean
Leonardo DiCaprio Founded The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation In 1998: Its Origin And Objectives

Along with success in Hollywood, the Titanic actor Leonardo DiCaprio famous for the quote "We only got one planet" has given quite a handy contribution to environment conservation.

Well, the Academy Award-winning actor is the founder of the non-profit organization The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation with concerns on wildlife conservation & global warming.

Reportedly, Leonardo's foundation standing on for over 2 decades totals donations of over $100 million.

Founding Of The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation 

With the selfless motive, the 45-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio founded The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998, at the age of 23. The non-profit organization to address some of the world's biggest environmental concerns like ocean preservation, global warming, and wildlife conservation. 

The charitable foundation was initially established with the motto of protecting the Earth's last wild places and several vulnerable wildlife from extinction. 

Leonardo DiCaprio raised more than $80 million for climate change preservationImage Source: Lad Bible
Leonardo DiCaprio raised more than $80 million for climate change preservation

Image Source: Lad Bible

LDF has been currently working on areas like Wildlands Conservation, Oceans Conservation, Indigenous Rights, Climate Change, Innovative Solutions, and Transforming California. 

Recently, the non-profit organization and its owner has made the support of $5 million. 

Charity & Donations Timeline Of 'The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation'

Leonardo DiCaprio is fostering the awareness of environmental issues through his foundation. 

He has been providing his full support to the environment, and here is the timeline:

  1. 2010: First Large-Scale Conservation Grant
    Donation of $1 million for expanding the innovative tiger conservative project in Nepal. The organization collaborated with the World Wildlife Fund.
  2. 2014: For Ocean Conservation
    LDF managed to provide the fund for marine conservation initiatives at the conference hosted by the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
  3. 2015: Fund Innovative Organizations
    The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation granted the fund of $15 million to several cutting edge environmental projects and organizations running with the motto of protecting the future of the planet.
  4. 2016: Planet Pledge Fund
    LDF invested around $10 billion in clean development projects to restore the Earth's most vital ecosystem.
  5. 2017: People's Climate March
    The family of LDF joined over 200 thousand people demanding action on climate change on the streets of Washington, D.C.
  6. 2017: New Grants of $20 million
    Expended the grants programs to respond to six different areas such as Wildlife & Landscapes, Marine Life & Oceans, Media & Technology, Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, and Local Solutions in California.

Other celebrities like Karlie Kloss, Chris Tucker, Chrissy Teigen, Austin Nichols, Adriana Lima, Gigi Hadid, Elton John, Heidi Klum, and many other A-listers also contribute donations to The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.