What We Fund

Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation

Improving farmer livelihoods while conserving natural resources.

Smallholder farmers and forest-dependent communities have the power to protect the planet’s resources while also contributing to sustainable rural development.

Building upon years of exploratory grantmaking, research, and engagement with local communities, we are exploring solutions that balance agricultural economic opportunities with environmental sustainability through the Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation strategy. Our work builds on the Foundation’s experience with climate and land use, and our work in reproductive health.

We are investing in leaders and organizations supporting smallholder farmers in the tropical forests of Ethiopia and Indonesia, with special attention to the role of women, Indigenous communities, and young people.

Our grantee partners protect forests and biodiversity while ensuring that people who rely on them can thrive by supporting sustainable smallholder agriculture.

Our Approach

 Investing in Smallholder Farmers in Ethiopia and Indonesia

We invest in organizations and leaders focused on smallholder farmer and forest-dependent communities in Ethiopia and Indonesia, paying special attention to the needs and aspirations of Indigenous communities, women, and young people.

Exploring Additional Solutions around the Globe

We support novel research and solutions at the nexus of smallholder farmers and conservation to inform our grantmaking and the work of our partners.