The Caterpillar Foundation is on a mission to help build resilient communities that thrive in a rapidly changing world. Part of its focus includes restoring natural ecosystems to withstand the shocks and stresses caused by environmental degradation and natural disasters and building basic infrastructure services, like water and energy, to help communities grow stronger and become more sustainable.
We restore local ecosystems to help communities grow stronger, more resilient and more sustainable. For instance, wetlands and marshes help improve water quality and mitigate natural disasters. Our goal is to build on the existing evidence base and illustrate the economic and social value of conserving, protecting and rebuilding natural infrastructure.
Waterways play a key role in maintaining healthy ecosystem. In Australia, the Caterpillar Foundation is supporting efforts to restore parts of the Murrumbidgee River where the impacts of fire have left massive erosion.Full Story
The Climate Smart Shrimp project aims to increase shrimp production sustainably while improving water quality by constructing treatment wetlands and restoring blue carbon ecosystems to promote climate resiliency in Indonesia.Full Story
In Brazil’s Sao Paulo’s metropolitan area, a once nearly dried out Cantareira system has come back thanks to watershed management and natural infrastructure techniques.Full Story
In India, initiatives to restore and replenish watersheds through natural infrastructure are bringing environmental and economic benefits to residents.Full Story
How the Caterpillar Foundation’s focus on natural infrastructure is helping to strengthen global communities.Full Story
We help communities gain access to the basic services like water and energy that enable healthier, stronger and more productive communities. We work with partners to install community-wide infrastructure to bring water to communities, building sustainability and resilience together. And, we train workers in energy solutions to build sustainable solutions to address the needs of communities.
The Caterpillar Foundation is committed to investing in localized innovative solutions across communities in need globally to ensure they gain access to safe and clean water, which in turn, will allow them to grow stronger.Full Story
In India, the Caterpillar Foundation supports bringing clean and safe drinking water to people by building pipe water systems to under-served communities.Full Story
In Kenya, the Caterpillar Foundation is supporting innovative solutions to protect the Tana River through land conservation.Full Story