DIEF is a member of Conservation Collective, a global network of locally focused environmental foundations, emerging from the natural instinct of all people to protect what they love. Conservation Collective facilitates funding for the most effective grassroots environmental initiatives, with world-class oversight, management and programme aid.

The power of Conservation Collective is its ability to replicate its model in new locations, to raise funding effectively and efficiently, and share knowledge and expertise across the network. As part of a global network DIEF prides itself on removing barriers, empowering communities and getting things done.

Environmental Impacts

Conservation Collective members fund and deliver projects across land, marine and freshwater ecosystems that contribute to one or more of the following environmental impact goals:

  • Preserving, protecting and regenerating natural habitats

  • Helping native species to thrive

  • Slowing down and adapting to climate change

  • Reducing pollution

Social, Economic and Cultural Outcomes

Long-term environmental impact doesn’t happen without people, business and policies changing, so we also measure how effectively our work manages to achieve the following outcomes:

  • People having a greater appreciation of the natural world

  • Governments, public institutions and media acting in ways that support the natural world

  • Businesses becoming more nature positive

  • Changes in public behaviour that directly preserves, protects, and regenerates the natural world

  • Reduced waste and improved waste management

  • Increased use of low-carbon technologies

Foundation Activities OVERVIEW OF OUR MODEL

We raise funds from individuals and businesses channelling them to grassroots, nature regeneration projects that benefit both people and the planet.

Our local executive director sources and develops grants, working closely with local civil society grassroots organisations – mentoring, providing hands-on support, and building capacity.

We work in this way to maximise our impact and deliver long lasting change:

  • Working through local communities

  • Encouraging more, and more effective, environmental philanthropy

  • Funding and supporting grassroots environmental work

  • Raising people's awareness about the natural world and its value

  • Improving understanding of conservation issues and "what works"

  • Promoting collective action

  • Helping businesses and consumers to act more sustainably

  • Influencing governments and local institutions

Download our theory of change

Our work directly aligns with the following UN - Sustainable Development Goals