The Consultative Group on Biological Diversity (CGBD) is the premier professional association of foundation executives and trustees who make environmental grants. Our 80 member foundations focus on protection of the quality and diversity of life, domestically and internationally. We promote peer-to-peer learning and the sharing of knowledge among our foundation community.

CGBD is an outcomes-oriented, member-led organization devoted to a search for excellence in grantees, a constant scan of issues and solutions that are just emerging, a promotion of additional resources to be devoted to environmental protection, an holistic view that connects habitat protection with climate and energy policy with human health and environmental justice, and mindful collaboration among foundations resulting in more effective grants.