Program Spotlight
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    Baum Award

    10th Anniversary

    The Baum Award for an Emerging American Photographer celebrates its 10th Anniversary. Since 2001, The Baum Award has honored emerging photographers with a $10,000 grant and a fully executed exhibition.

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    Bioblitz Coíba!

    Capturing Biodiversity’s Island of Treasures

    Equipped with cameras, curiosity and experience, a team of more than two dozen experts – including scientists, conservation photographers and journalists – set out to capture the breadth of Isla Coíba’s biodiversity.

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    Patterns Project

    Ethnosphere + Biosphere

    Where are we from? Who are we connected to? How are we connected to the planet? Patterns Project uses these questions as a framework for visualizations and sculptural installations. Read More>>


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    Ocean Doctor

    Cuba, Conservation & Collaboration

    Ocean Doctor works on scientific and cultural levels to explore, restore, and sustain the ocean’s health through international partnerships and public education. Read More>>

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    Stewards of the Wild Sea

    2014 Blue Ocean Film Festival Finalist!

    The Stewards of the Wild Sea (2013) film has been announced as a finalist for best film in the category Conservation Innovation and Solutions for the 2014 Blue Ocean Film Festival that will take place November 3rd – 9th, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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  • Bella Gaia


    Bella Gaia

    A Poetic Vision from Space

    BELLA GAIA is a multi-media performance that delivers a transformative experience of Earth as seen from space, inspiring viewers to become active, involved stewards of the planet. Read more »

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    The Future We Want

    Vision of a Sustainable Future

    The Future We Want is a global initiative to share positive, sustainable visions of our future that can be implemented by 2030. Read more »

  • The Baum Foundation’s Arts Programs promote greater understanding and appreciation of the arts.
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  • The Baum Foundation’s Education Programs serve to increase human potential through improving basic education. Read more »

  • The Baum Foundation’s Environment Programs focus on creating healthy, sustainable ecosystems.
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Finding lasting solutions to the complex problems that plague our society requires a sustained and cooperative effort. For this reason, The Baum Foundation places great importance on working closely with other organizations toward common goals. By establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with other groups, The Baum Foundation is able to create mutually beneficial relationships that maximize the use of resources and increase the impact of the programs we support.

Below is a list of of our partners. We invite you to visit their websites.

Nature Conservancy Ocean Gate Foundation Cal Oceans UNEP Aspen Institute Presidential Climate Action Project Thank You Ocean Opus Novum Obscura Digital Meridian Health Foundation SF Camerawork ILCP