Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Awards Grant to Energy Independence Now

In an emotional speech at today's climate change conference at Yale University, Leonardo DiCaprio announced the $20 million in new environmental grants through his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF).

EIN is honored to be one of the featured grantees of today’s global announcement.

“This is an exciting day for EIN, and for the entire environmental community. We couldn’t be more proud,” exclaimed EIN’s Executive Director, Brian Goldstein. “The support from the DiCaprio Foundation will help us continue to encourage the adoption and expansion of renewable hydrogen infrastructure and zero-emission hydrogen electric vehicles to help fight climate change and accelerate clean energy.”

The grants have been awarded, in part, to support innovative grass roots efforts aimed at combating climate change and solving complex environmental issues. 

“We are proud to support the work of over 100 organizations at home and abroad”, stated DiCaprio. “These grantees are active on the ground, protecting our oceans, forests and endangered species for future generations – and tackling the urgent, existential challenges of climate change.”

EIN Founder and LDF CEO, Terry Tamminen, remarked, “This round of grants comes at a critical time. With a lack of political leadership, and continued evidence that climate change is growing worse with record-breaking heat waves and storms, we believe we need to do as much as we can now, before it is too late.”

Since 2000, EIN has been a leader in the fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and harmful particulate matter from the transportation sector-- by advancing clean hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. Please join the fight!