Participating Foundations
Alicia Wittink

Park Foundation

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

– Mary Oliver

Andi Pearl

The Volgenau Foundation

"Be like a tree in pursuit of your cause. Stand firm, grip hard, thrust upward. Bend to the winds of heaven. And learn tranquility.

– Richard St Barbe Baker

CR Hibbs

Senior Advisor, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation

"The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.

– Rachel Carson

Chris Gee

Oak Foundation

"If it was easy someone else would have done it.

– Unknown

Chuck Fox

Oceans 5

"Nonconformity is the highest evolutionary attainment of social animals.

– Aldo Leopold

Daniel Katz

Overbrook Foundation

"I arise in the mornings torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world. That makes it hard to plan the day.

– E.B. White

Eric Brisson

Resonance Philanthropies

"Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you.

– Khalil Gibran

Hannah McKinnon

Sequoia Climate Fund

Janet Maughan

Passport Capital

Jennifer Volgenau Wiley

The Volgenau Foundation

"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.

– Henry David Thoreau

Jim Angell

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

– John Muir

Karin Jestin

Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

– Margaret Mead

Leslie Hatfield

Grace Communications Foundation

"You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.

– Angela Davis

Lisa Volgenau

The Volgenau Foundation

"It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.

– Rachel Carson

Martijn Meijer

Adessium Foundation

"Everybody needs beauty... places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike.

– John Muir

Melissa Wright

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Pauline Vaskou

Bloomberg Philanthropies

"When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.

– Dian Fossey

Prithi Trivedi

Sobrato Philanthropies

"It always seems impossible until it’s done.

– Nelson Mandela

Dr. Robert A. Cook

The Zegar Family Foundation

"Environmentalism isn't a spectator sport. You actually have to stand up and demand that we be vigilant in protecting our air and water.

– Lisa P. Jackson

Rosie O'Connor

Point Break Foundation

"Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sandy Doyle

Tempest Advisors

"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.

– Ruth Bader-Ginsberg

Sara Lowell

Marisla Foundation

"Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.

– Jane Goodall

Team Members
Ame Trandem

Program Manager Europe and US, PSF

"We must undertake struggle in all parts of the world, wherever we may be, because we have no replacement planet, we only have this one, and we have to take action.

– Berta Carceres

Camille Serrano

Program Coordinator, RPA

"'The arc of the moral universe is long,' he said, but ‘it bends toward justice,’ if there is a steadfast commitment to see the task through to completion.

– Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Jennifer Holyer

Operations Director, PSF

"There are moments when the heart is generous, and it knows our lives are woven together, one with another and the place and all living things.

– Wendell Berry

Juli Farley

Executive Administrator, PSF

"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

– Bertrand Russell

Malti Gadgil

Program Manager Asia, PSF

"Indifference is the worst kind of disease that can affect people.

– Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

Meenakshi Abbi

Senior Advisor, Sponsored Projects, RPA

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

– Thoreau

Nicky Davies

Executive Director, PSF

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

– Maya Angelou


The Work We're Funding


engaged in a global wave of change


supported financially to help rid the world of plastic


in grants from our fund’s partners and members