Wyss Foundation, The (1998; Washington; https://www.wyssfoundation.org/)
Founded by Hansjörg Wyss, a Swiss native and businessman now living in Wilson, Wyoming. The Wyss Campaign for Nature is making “a $1 billion Investment to help communities, indigenous peoples, and nations conserve 30% of the planet in its natural state by 2030”; so far, only 15% is protected with national parks and wildlife refuges. Their philanthropic efforts focus on ‘Land and Preservation’, ‘Communities and Education’, and ‘Discovery and innovation’.
- ‘We Have to Save the Planet. So I’m Donating $1 Billion.’ (New York Times Op-Ed, 1 Nov 2018)
Leadership: Hansjörg Wyss (Founder)
Budget: $55.9m (Expenses 2015), $2.1bn (Assets 2015)