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.