Environmental Initiatives

Global Ocean Legacy is a project of Pew in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, Lyda Hill, the Oak Foundation, the Robertson Foundation, the Sandler Foundation, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, and the Waitt Foundation, with additional support from The Tubney Charitable Trust.

Learn more about the work of our partners to protect the world’s oceans:

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ mission is to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: Public Health, Environment, Education, Government Innovation and the Arts. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving. In 2012, $370 million was distributed.

Lyda Hill

Linda Hill

Lyda Hill is the president of the Lyda Hill Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that supports increased understanding of nature and science. An inquisitive traveler, Miss Hill has visited more than 100 countries and is at home whether trekking in national parks, snorkeling in the waters off remote islands, or serving on the building committee at the Dallas Museum of Nature and Science in her native Texas.

An accomplished Dallas businesswoman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Miss Hill founded a travel agency, several start-up businesses and numerous real estate enterprises, including restoring the Fort Worth Stockyards. She served as chairwoman and board member for several organizations, and has been honored for her civic engagement by academia and businesses throughout the United States.

Oak Foundation


Oak Foundation

Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged.

The Robertson Foundation


Robertson Foundation

The Robertson Foundation aspires to utilize a pro-active, disciplined grant-making approach to measurably affect significant social change in the principal areas of education, the environment, medical research and religion & spirituality.

Sandler Foundation


Sandler Foundation

The Sandler Foundation's mission is to be a catalyst to strengthen the progressive infrastructure, expose corruption and abuse, advocate for vulnerable and exploited people and environments, and advance scientific research in neglected areas.

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation

Tiffay & Co.  

Established in 2000, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations working in two main program areas: the environment and the arts. The Foundation’s environmental conservation program promotes responsible mining, healthy marine ecosystems, and the enhancement of urban environments. In addition, the Foundation fosters design excellence by supporting organizations dedicated to the field of design and the decorative arts.

The Tubney Charitable Trust


Tubney Charitable Trust

The Tubney Charitable Trust seeks to support activities that have a long term, sustainable, positive impact on the biodiversity of the UK and on the welfare of farmed animals both in the UK and internationally.

Waitt Foundation


Waitt Foundation

Established in 1993, the Waitt Foundation is a private foundation under the active leadership of Ted Waitt, former Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Gateway. Now focused on global ocean conservation, the Foundation has a history of supporting community development projects, violence prevention programs as well as catalytic scientific and historical discovery initiatives.  In addition to granting millions of dollars annually to marine related issues, the Foundation identifies opportunities to leverage its own relationships to effect positive change for the oceans, both in the U.S. and abroad. 

The Waitt Foundation bridges collaboration amongst NGOs, advocates, and scientists for the common purpose of protecting and restoring our oceans to full productivity for future generations. By seeking to increase global awareness, protect ocean spaces, and reduce overfishing, our goal is to reverse the current decline of ocean life while inspiring humanity to make informed choices that contribute to a healthy marine ecosystem.

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