Over the past several decades, Ted Turner has made his mark as one of the most influential philanthropists in the United States.  His five foundations are dedicated to securing a safer, healthier future for our planet by addressing such issues as nuclear disarmament, environmental education, disease eradication, and wildlife conservation, among many others.

Turner’s five foundations include United Nations Foundation, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Turner Foundation, Captain Planet Foundation and the Turner Endangered Species Fund, each of which works closely with Turner Enterprises, Inc. and Ted’s Montana Grill.



United Nations Foundation

Making history in September 1997, Turner announced his historic pledge of $1 billion to the United Nations Foundation (UNF) to support the goals and objectives of the United Nations to promote a more peaceful, prosperous and just world.

Visit the United Nations Foundation website.


Nuclear Threat Initiative

In early 2001, Turner launched the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a foundation he co-chairs with former Senator Sam Nunn, which works to close the growing and increasingly dangerous gap between the threat from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and the global response.

Visit the Nuclear Threat Initiative website.


Turner Foundation

The Turner Foundation (TFI), founded in 1990, supports efforts to protect and restore our natural systems – the air, land, and water – on which all life depends. Funding priorities include growing and diversifying the movement, conserving land to protect and restore wildlife and biodiversity, catalyzing the transition to a clean energy future, and protecting and restoring water resources (freshwater and marine) for people and nature.

Visit the Turner Foundation website.


Captain Planet Foundation

In 1990, the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) was founded to educate and empower children on how to make a positive impact on their own lives and the health of their communities.

Visit the Captain Planet Foundation website.

WHEN POWERS COMBINE (Q&A with Laura Turner Seydel)


Turner Endangered Species Fund

Established in June 1997, the Turner Endangered Species Fund (TESF) works to conserve biodiversity by emphasizing restoration efforts of endangered or imperiled species on the Turner properties.

Visit the Turner Endangered Species Fund website.