“To restore, protect and respect the natural systems on which all life depends.”

The Schad Foundation is a private family foundation founded by Robert and Elizabeth Schad.

We believe that people will be motivated to protect the environment when they recognize the extent to which they are dependent upon nature.  For this reason, our primary long term focus is youth environmental education.  Our work in this area is dedicated exclusively to Earth Rangers, a national youth conservation organization.

Education, however, can be a slow process.  It can take generations for people to change their values and alter their behaviour.  Meanwhile, human activity is destroying biodiversity on a global scale.  We therefore complement our education efforts by supporting strategic projects that have a direct and measurable impact on biodiversity restoration, protection and conservation.