Television host Ellen DeGeneres supports numerous organizations, and has won many awards for her charitable efforts. The Ellen Fund supports global conservation efforts for critically endangered species.
Founded in 2017 by Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. The Ellen Fund is led by Ellen and Portia, with an amazing team keeping all the pieces moving together. The Ellen Fund was initially started with one very clear purpose to continue Dian Fossey’s journey and help save mountain gorillas in the wild.
The Fossey Fund is the world’s leader for gorilla protection and study. In fact, most of what is scientifically known about gorillas has come from research conducted by their scientists, and that data continues to play a critical role in advancing science today. The Fossey Fund’s motto is “Helping People.
The project will permanently secure the future of wild gorillas in Rwanda by building on successful field conservation efforts, Above all while empowering the people living near the gorillas to thrive in relationship to their own ecosystem.