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Friday, January 22, 2016

Charitable Celebrities: Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio received a Crystal award at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland for his environmental work. DiCaprio used this platform to address global leaders, calling for their immediate attention to the climate crisis. Most remarkable, though, is that DiCaprio announced that his foundation, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, would be donating $15 million to approximately 30 organizations that work to conserve the environment. Many of the charities the foundation will be donating to are rated by us!

 Amazon Watch is a three-star charity that works to protect the rain forest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. Conservation International is a four-star charity that applies innovations in science, economics, and policy to protect the environment, demonstrating that we can live harmoniously with nature. International Fund for Animal Welfare, a three-star charity, saves animals threatened by poachers, hunts, habitat loss, and conflict with people. World Wildlife Fund will also benefit from the announced donation. This three-star charity is committed to reversing the degradation of our planet’s natural environment and to a building a future in which human needs are met in harmony with nature.

Philanthropic celebrities are definitely everywhere. Celebrity support helps to increase awareness of various causes and generate more donations and support. If you’re interested in charities working with celebrities, check out our Top 10 List of Celebrity-Related Charities!

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