Many environmental conservation challenges require urgent and increased funding to significantly reduce the rate of species population and habitat loss in the coming 10 to 20 years. Without increased funding over these timescales, we risk losing a devastating range of habitats and species.
An expendable endowment is effectively a hybrid model between regular fundraising and a standard endowment (where only the income, not the capital can be spent). Our Funds aim to match the life of the fund with the timescale of the action needed.
Traditional endowments lock up capital in perpetuity.
Our view is that we need to solve key conservation problems in a shorter timeframe putting both capital and income to work.