Kristine and Douglas Tompkins launched their conservation initiatives as venture philanthropists, investing their funds, time, and energy into rewilding a healthy planet with big, wild, and connected landscapes where animals and plants can thrive—all in an effort to confront climate chaos and the global extinction crisis.
"If anything can save the world,
I'd put my money on beauty."
— Doug Tompkins
CONTINUING THE TOMPKINS LEGACY OF PHILANTHROPYTo facilitate planned giving and legacy gifts in support of enduring conservation efforts, Douglas and Kristine Tompkins and Tompkins Conservation have set up two donor-advised funds—the Tompkins Conservation Fund and the the Tompkins Conservation Fund and the Douglas R. Tompkins Wild Legacy Fund—at the Marin Community Foundation (MCF), a grantmaking public charity that has operated for more than three decades and partners with more than 500 individuals and families in their giving efforts.