A Commitment to the Planet

At Disney, our commitment to environmental stewardship focuses on using resources wisely as we operate and grow our business. We also provide philanthropic grants and expertise to save wildlife, inspire action, and protect the planet.

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2017 CSR Update

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41% Reduced Emissions
Reducing Emissions

In 2017, we successfully reduced our net emissions by 41%. By 2020, we aim to reduce net emissions by 50%.

46% Waste Diverted
Waste Diversion

In 2017, we diverted 46% of waste from landfills and incineration. By 2020, we aim to divert 60% of waste.

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Water Conservation

We are committed to maintaining potable water consumption at 2013 levels at existing sites by 2018, and developing water conservation plans for new sites.

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$70M+ to reverse the decline
DCF Reverse the Decline Program

The Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) Reverse the Decline program is committed to saving wildlife, inspiring action and protecting the planet. This program pairs philanthropic grants with contributions of expertise from many Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment professionals and other employees who work together to make an impact for wildlife and wild places.

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Saving Wildlife

The Disney Conservation Fund is focused on saving wildlife for future generations through grants to leading conservation organizations working together to stabilize and increase the populations of 10 categories of at-risk animals; apes, butterflies, coral reefs, cranes, elephants, monkeys, rhinos, sea turtles, sharks & rays, and tigers. A Disney conservationist works with each organization to identify where Disney expertise can also play a role in reversing the decline of these animals and their habitats.

2,000+ conservation projects supported
Inspiring Action

Disney believes the best way to ensure future generations can experience the magic of nature is by providing communities with the inspiration and opportunity to improve their world by protecting wildlife and wild places. The Disney Conservation Fund is focused on inspiring action through grants to nonprofit organizations implementing comprehensive community wildlife conservation programs and awards that recognize Disney Conservation Heroes working to save animals alongside their communities.

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Protecting the Planet

The Disney Conservation Fund carries forward a commitment to protecting the planet through focused grants that restore habitats, reverse the decline of wildlife and protect natural resources in areas important to our business.

Conservation Funding Opportunities and Resources

Inspiring Action: Annual Conservation Grants

Organizations interested in applying for an Inspiring Action Grant should review eligibility criteria and submit an inquiry form by the deadline (an invitation code is not required for this step). Projects that are a strong fit for DCF criteria will be provided with additional details to submit a full application.

Submit an Inquiry

The deadline to submit inquiries for the 2018 granting cycle has passed. Please check for updates for the 2019 cycle in October 2018.

Requests to modify a current grant (request an extension or budget reallocation) should be submitted here.

Request a Grant Modification

Inspiring Action: Conservation Hero Grants

Each year, the Disney Conservation Fund recognizes passionate individuals who are working to save animals alongside their communities and engage their communities in conservation solutions. If your organization has been a recipient of a Disney Conservation Fund grant, then you are eligible to nominate a Disney Conservation Hero. For more information or to be added to an invitation list to receive instructions to nominate a Hero during the next cycle, contact Corp.Conservation@Disney.com.

Animal Disaster Response

The Disney Conservation Fund has a long history of supporting organizations working with communities to prepare for and respond to disasters or conservation emergencies. This year the Disney Conservation Fund is proud to be supporting the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to help carry forward this commitment to helping communities and animals when they need it the most. For more information on how to apply for an IFAW Disaster Response Grant and the program criteria please visit the IFAW website.