The Sustainable World Program supports efforts to ensure that human activities do not erode the Earth's capacity to support living organisms by focusing on four inter-related themes:
maintaining biological diversity;
creating economic incentives and policies that will encourage environmentally sound development;
developing energy resources that protect the climate; and
avoiding contamination that undermines children's health.
Special funds are set aside in the Sustainable World Program to support grassroots efforts of organizations working from local to statewide levels.
Within each of these issues, the foundation funds work on a restricted set of program initiatives.