Making the announcement via Instagram, Jeff Bezos revealed the first batch of 16 different environmental organizations that will receive a combined $791 million, part of his Bezos Earth Fund, a $10 billion fund aimed at fighting climate change.
The entire list of beneficiaries so far include The Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund, ClimateWorks Foundation, Dream Corps Green For All, Eden Reforestation Projects, Energy Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, The Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy, NDN Collective, Rocky Mountain Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, The Solutions Project, Union of Concerned Scientists, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund.
Bezos writes in his statement on Instagram: “I’ve spent the past several months learning from a group of incredibly smart people who’ve made it their life’s work to fight climate change and its impact on communities around the world. I’m inspired by what they’re doing, and excited to help them scale… We can all protect Earth’s future by taking bold action now.”
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