Corporate Philanthropy

From New York to New Guinea, we all depend on healthy lands and seas for our survival.

The world is changing rapidly. By supporting WCS, you can help to:

  • Protect biodiversity and the integrity of life on earth
  • Impact human livelihoods and wildlife health
  • Preserve natural resources and ecosystem services
  • Promote sustainable development and economic growth

WCS presence yields impact.

In the remote landscapes and seascapes where we work, WCS stands out as uniquely positioned to build meaningful and enduring relationships with governments and civic leaders.

As a trusted colleague and neighbor, WCS participates in regional and international planning, informs public policy, and influences conservation outcomes worldwide.

WCS Strategies


Explore and research the most extraordinary and biologically diverse places on earth


Preserve wildlife and natural resources in ecosystems and communities worldwide


Educate citizens about science and the environment to inspire conservation action

WCS Philanthropy Platforms

  • Clean air, fresh water, and other ecosystem services for a growing global population
  • 5% of the earth's surface, containing 50% of its biodiversity
  • 4 million square miles of land and sea, comprising 2 million acres of protected areas
  • Endangered and iconic animal species, such as gorillas, tigers, sharks, and elephants
  • Initiatives to address climate change, wildlife health, or illegal wildlife trafficking
  • Education at the world's largest urban network of zoological parks
  • Workplace giving, including EarthShare or matching gifts to our cause

Featured Partners

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The Walt Disney Company

Disney is proud to have supported WCS's conservation efforts for more than 50 years. Through the Disney Conservation Fund, we have supported a wide spectrum of WCS's species projects including a global commitment to reverse the decline of elephants, tigers, and sharks and rays. This work is vital to our goal of saving wildlife, conserving nature, and inspiring kids and families to join us in our collective efforts to protect this planet that we share.

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Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas

The Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas is proud to support WCS because it effectively links vital conservation research to tangible outcomes that benefit the environment and society. Since our first grant to WCS in 2003, WCS has consistently delivered measurable results in all of the projects we have supported, most recently the Amazon Waters Initiative.

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The Tiffany & Co. Foundation

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation is proud to be a long-standing supporter of WCS's coral and marine conservation, local management of marine protected areas in communities around the world, as well as its global research efforts on issues such as climate change adaptation. WCS has the unique ability to both build strong relationships and collaborate with local communities, while simultaneously factoring in global perspectives. This dual approach is critical to addressing the complex issues facing our oceans today.

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American Express

American Express is proud to support WCS's efforts to build the next generation of leaders through the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP). The CLP training courses develop conservationists to become more effective leaders, improving species and habitat conservation around the world. American Express trains and advocates for emerging global nonprofit and social purpose leaders, working to solve some of the world's greatest challenges.


For more information about WCS corporate philanthropy, please contact:

Melissa Fenton
Corporate Engagement

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