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The Bezos Earth Fund was established with the largest philanthropic commitment ever to fight climate change and protect nature. We aim to harness the best of human ingenuity, adaptability, and collective action to create a future in which everyone can thrive.

Earth Fund founder and executive chair Jeff Bezos and vice chair Lauren Sánchez on a boat in Loango National Park, Gabon.
Earth Fund founder and executive chair Jeff Bezos and vice chair Lauren Sánchez on a boat in Loango National Park, Gabon.

This is the decisive decade.

The Bezos Earth Fund was announced by Jeff Bezos on February 17, 2020, with the goal of combatting the climate crisis and driving a nature-positive future. The $10 billion grant commitment will be disbursed by 2030, the date by which the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals must be achieved. The first grants were made in November 2020, and to date $1.5 billion has been disbursed.

As we deliver on our mission, we are focused on harnessing the best available science and assessing political, economic, social, and technological factors to identify barriers and opportunities where our support will have maximum impact. Implementing our ambitious goals will require new ways of working. No single set of actors can deliver success. We need all hands-on deck: governments, NGOs, communities, the corporate sector, and philanthropies. Science, evidence and a commitment to justice will drive our work.

Join us on this journey as we work to remove barriers and drive solutions at scale to make change irresistible and unstoppable for people and the planet.

We believe in teamwork

The Bezos Earth Fund is led by an experienced and diverse team with expertise in climate science, philanthropy, public policy, and social and economic development. Together, we work to identify the greatest opportunities and deploy the necessary resources to reimagine the way our world works.
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