Christensen Fund


260 Townsend Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA94107
Organization Type: 
Public or Private Sector: 
Type of Funding Agency: 
Private Foundation
Type of Support: 
Multiple Discrete Program Areas or Departments
Types of Activities Funded: 
Community and Social Justice Organizations
Government Units
Total Funds Granted for Arts for Change Activity: 
Restrictions on Grantmaking: 
Geographic by region; nonprofit organizations only.
Programs and Services: 

The Christensen Fund believes in the power of biological and cultural diversity to sustain and enrich a world faced with great change and uncertainty. The foundation’s mission is to buttress the efforts of people and institutions who believe in a biodiverse world infused with artistic expression and work to secure ways of life and landscapes that are beautiful, bountiful and resilient. The Fund pursues this mission through place-based work in regions chosen for their potential to withstand and recover from the global erosion of diversity. The Christensen Fund focuses on backing the efforts of locally-recognized community custodians of this heritage, and their alliances with scholars, artists, advocates and others. Christensen also funds international efforts to build global understanding of these issues.