About Us


The mission of the Turner Foundation is to protect and restore the natural systems – air, land, and water - on which all life depends.

Guiding Principles

  • Reflect the entrepreneurial spirit of our Founder and Chairman Ted Turner by our willingness to be bold and take risks towards our priorities;

  • Leverage partnerships to maximize the impact of TFI, such as partnerships with other foundations and collaborations between nonprofit organizations, communities, businesses and government;

  • Break down the silos between our issue areas and prioritize initiatives with cross-cutting benefits, with a particular focus on city leadership and agriculture initiatives; and

  • Maintain a diverse “tool box” of approaches to philanthropy.

Geographic Priorities