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Program Areas
The Tiffany & Co. Foundation directs its funding to make strategic and meaningful impacts in our program areas.

Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area, Kootenai National Forest, Montana

The Foundation seeks to achieve its mission through two strategic programs that benefit the environment and communities: Responsible Mining and Coral Conservation. The Foundation awards grants based on the following program guidelines.
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Responsible Mining

 

The Foundation believes that the manner in which precious metals and gemstones are extracted is of the utmost importance. The Foundation supports organizations that promote responsible mining of precious metals, diamonds and colored gemstones as well as organizations that assist communities where mining occurs, particularly in the American West and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Goal 1

Goal 1

 

To remediate areas where both small and large-scale mining have occurred.

 

Strategy

Support models of reclamation and restoration work that bring together local communities, government, business and civil society in an effort to reclaim and remediate land and watersheds in which mining has occurred.

Goal 2

 

To protect places of natural and historic importance from the threat of mining.

 

Strategy

Promote land and water conservation through the support of scientific research, convenings, awareness and education focused on responsible natural resource management.

Goal 2

Coral Conservation

 

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation values healthy oceans and the important role that corals play in these ecosystems. The Foundation believes that precious corals cannot be sustainably removed from the oceans for use in jewelry or home decor. The Foundation supports organizations that work to improve the health of oceans through research, preservation and management of coral reefs.

Coral Conservation

Goal

 

To promote the preservation of precious corals and healthy marine ecosystems.

 

Strategy

Promote awareness and education of the importance of corals and marine ecosystems through outreach
 to targeted constituencies such as consumers, ocean enthusiasts and select marine-tourism providers.

 

Support key research and reef management strategies to directly contribute to saving reef ecosystems.

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The Foundation is proud of its legacy of grantmaking in its historic program areas of Urban Parks and the Decorative Arts. While these programs are retired, this work continues to create value and impact in these fields today.