We recognize that change is part of the historical processes that shape our cultures, and that true loss of heritage occurs only if we miss the opportunity to record it. Much of the world’s cultural and historical heritage remains poorly known, receives little protection, and is at risk of erasure, leaving our perception of history and culture impoverished and distorted. Our grants support the documentation of endangered cultural heritage, ensuring it is available to future generations.
The loss of biodiversity and the degradation of environments threatens all life on earth. Protecting and restoring whole ecosystems helps to keep nature resilient and functional. It mitigates the consequences of human-created change arising from climate change and over-explotation.
We proactively seek and support organizations with strong leadership, that operate in a cost-effective, collaborative, scientifically sound and ethical manner, and that share our ambitions. We fund operational costs, existing projects or develop partnerships to create new schemes. We build long-term relationships with our grant recipients: we replicate and expand successful projects and award repeat grants to continue outstanding work.