About Us


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

Guiding Principles

  • Reflect the entrepreneurial spirit of our Founder and Chairman 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