Leonardo DiCaprio has dropped the occasional huge funding bomb in the past few years, mostly to large oceans or wildlife groups to protect specific species. But with his most recent round of $15 million in grants, his giving seems to be more varied, strategic, and transparent (although still not transparent enough).
It’s fun to check in on what Leonardo DiCaprio is up to. He’s always frolicking in the South of France with a supermodel, hanging out with Bono, zipping around in electric race cars. And every now and then we hear about a few million he’s sending to protect elephants, sharks, tigers, etc.
Since 2013, Leo’s environmental philanthropy has blown up, drawn both from his own sizable riches, and two celebrity fundraising events that raised $38.8 million and $25 million. His Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is actually a donor-advised fund housed within the California Community Foundation. And it’s been known mostly…
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