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Justin Winters

Justin Winters

JUSTIN WINTERS is the former executive director of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF). Over the past decade, Winters helped DiCaprio reshape his approach to philanthropy and activism, leveraging his position as a global figure to influence decision-makers and the public on the most pressing environmental issues. Using innovative funding, implementation, and communications strategies, Winters successfully built LDF’s global grantmaking program, awarding over $80 million to over 200 high-impact projects in 50 countries around the world since 2010. As part of her vision to accelerate both grassroots environmental efforts and more impactful conservation approaches, she created new philanthropic models, such as the Elephant Crisis Fund, Shark Conservation Fund, Lion Recovery Fund, and Leuser Ecosystem Action Fund. Winters currently serves on the boards of Amazon Frontlines, The Solutions Project, Oceans 5, Shark Conservation Fund, and Global Fishing Watch.