This is the website of the Goldman Environmental Foundation. Our postal address is 160 Pacific Avenue, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94111. You can email us at or call us at 415-249-5800 if you have any questions.


The Goldman Environmental Foundation (GEF) values the privacy of all individuals and organizations that receive our emails, visit our website, or otherwise communicate with us. GEF protects individual privacy by not using or disclosing any personal information to third parties, excepting the completion of the actions requested by individuals on our website or email communications. GEF seeks to comply fully with US and international privacy laws, including GDPR.

Information collected

The GEF website tracks certain usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors. GEF only uses such data in the aggregate, which helps us determine how our visitors use the website so that we may we ensure that it is functional, appealing, and useful. In order to accurately track the number of unique visitors to our website, GEF uses “cookies,” which do not collect personally identifiable information. GEF does not combine information collected through cookies with other personally identifiable information. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. GEF cannot gather your email address unless you give it to us.

When you sign up for GEF’s email newsletter, we may specifically ask for information about you, such as name, contact info, and email. This information will be used solely for the purposes of sharing communications with you. GEF does not sell or share information with third parties. We restrict access to personal information to employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop, or improve our services. If, at any time, you do not want to receive email from GEF, please let us know by either opting out of our newsletter or contacting us directly, and we will promptly remove you from our list.


GEF’s website also uses Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices. This includes a device’s IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf. For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site.


If you have any other questions about our privacy policy, please contact us at or 415-249-5800.