Since its establishment in 1998, the Wyss Foundation has helped local communities, land trusts, and non-profit partners permanently protect more than 20 million acres of land in the American West and more than 5 million acres internationally. These lands are now conserved in perpetuity for current and future generations to enjoy and explore.
Grateful for the opportunities, education, and innovative spirit of the United States that helped launch his own career, Mr. Wyss is committed to helping ensure that everyone has the chance to pursue their dreams and fulfill their potential. The Wyss Foundation works to achieve this goal by investing in programs and initiatives that expand economic opportunity and help more Americans enter the middle class.
Mr. Wyss’ passion for innovation and discovery runs throughout his philanthropy. At the Wyss Foundation, we invest in conservation projects that forge new partnerships and new approaches to protecting land. In our work to expand economic opportunity and empower communities, we help incubate new thinking and new ideas that can help move beyond old paradigms and divisions. Above everything, we want to help find solutions that work and that stand the test of time.