Emerging Initiatives

Free the Bears

Grant period

2020 - 2022



Support provided to Laos-based Free the Bears seeks to ensure ongoing implementation of strategies to develop world-class sanctuaries to eliminate the illegal trade in sun and moon bears and their body parts. The COVID-19 pandemic upended the business model for Free the Bears sanctuaries, and Foundation funding has created stability and enabled continued bear care during this time.

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2022 - 2023


Climate Mental Health Network and the National Environmental Education Foundation

Create K-12 interventions to address the climate mental health crisis amongst youth



Kids in Need of Defense

Emergency response for critical legal, psychosocial, and advocacy support to unaccompanied Ukrainian children fleeing war.

2022 - 2023

Turkey, Middle East

International Network For Aid Relief and Assistance

Providing Medical Care for Refugee Children in Turkey and the Middle East

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