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Wendy Schmidt


Wendy Schmidt is a philanthropist and investor who has spent the past 17 years creating innovative non-profit organizations to work with communities around the world for clean, renewable energy, resilient food systems, healthy oceans and the protection of human rights. The critical interconnections between human activity, the land we live on and the ocean we depend upon are the central drivers of Wendy’s philanthropic work.

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Wendy’s work supports communities worldwide to access clean energy, pursue agroecology and advance human health and human rights. She believes in the power of the network and invests in talent, supporting farmers, fishers, scientists, activists, journalists, inventors and entrepreneurs.

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A journalist early in her career, Wendy developed a deep appreciation for clear, concise communication that has extended into her philanthropy, as she works to strengthen community-based, environmental, science and investigative journalism.

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