Disney’s Conservation Fund Awards Grants to Nonprofits
The Walt Disney Company (DIS) and its subsidiaries is a diverse worldwide entertainment company that operates in four business segments: Studio Entertainment, Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media.
The Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) will award over $8 million in grants to 80 nonprofit organizations for the 2018 year. These grants come as a part of The Walt Disney Company’s “Reverse the Decline” inititiative. The initiative partners the company’s philanthropic money with professional expertise from Disney’s Animals, Science, and Environment team with the goal of maximizing the impact of conservation efforts.
DCF supports leading global conservation organizations with funds and resources to inspire action, protect the planet, and save wildlife and habitats. The fund’s grants also go to the support of conservation programs that work to engage communities into overall solutions that serve people, wildlife and habitats. The fund has a comprehensive focus on preserving and increasing populations of 10 at-risk species that include apes, butterflies, coral reefs, cranes, elephants, monkeys, rhinos, sea turtles, sharks and rays, and tigers.
A few of the programs receiving grants from the Disney Conservation Fund this year include:
- California Condor Nest Guarding Program- Santa Barbara Zoological Foundation
- Conserving Rhinos through Community Engagement- Save the Rhino International
- Conserving the Cao Vit Gibbon- Fauna & Flora International
- Rewilding Australia with Tasmanian Devils- Global Wildlife Conservation
- Seagrass Surveys for Education and Conservation- Marine Resources Development Foundation
In the last 23 years, the Disney Conservation Fund has helped conserve over 400 species globally, support 2,000 conservation projects, help over 600 nonprofits work hand-in-hand with communities, and recognized 150 Disney Conservation Heroes. The funding for the grants is provided by The Walt Disney Company and supplemented by contributions from guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and other Walt Disney World Resorts.
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