Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Awards Baykeeper a Grant to Protect SF Bay

Sunset on the Bay

We’re very proud to announce that the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has awarded San Francisco Baykeeper a new grant through the foundation’s Marine Life and Oceans program. Baykeeper will receive $190,000 to help protect San Francisco Bay from contamination and build resilience to climate change in the Bay Area.

The grant is part of a $20 million portfolio awarded to more than 100 environmental organizations across the country. Announcing the portfolio at Yale University’s climate change conference, Mr. DiCaprio said, “These grantees are active on the ground, protecting our oceans, forests and endangered species for future generations – and tackling the urgent, existential challenges of climate change.”

Two of our fellow Waterkeepers, Orange County Coastkeeper and San Diego Coastkeeper, received similar grants for their work in Southern California.

This grant will allow Baykeeper to expand our efforts to protect the Bay from polluted runoff and address the threats to our communities posed by sea level rise and climate change. Many thanks to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation for supporting our work to defend San Francisco Bay! 

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