Don Weeden

Don Weeden is the Treasurer of NumbersUSA.  He is the Executive Director of the Weeden Foundation which supports a wide range of programs that aim to preserve biodiversity, nationally and internationally. The Foundation has helped preserve more than 6,000,000 acres of biologically important habitat worldwide. Currently, the Foundation is particularly interested in protecting the temperate rainforest habitat along the coast of northern California to Alaska and Chilean Patagonia. In addition, it has supported or currently supports projects in environmentally sensitive regions of the western United States, central Russia, Bolivia, Namibia, Mexico and various Caribbean nations. Prior to his work at the Foundation, Don had a nearly 25-year career in the international population and economic development field, serving in various field and management positions for Columbia University and other non-governmental organizations devoted to increasing access to family planning services. He is a specialist on South and Southeast Asian population issues, where he lived and worked for nearly 20 years. He has also worked in Mexico, Eastern Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Don has a Masters in Population Planning (Public Health) from the University of Michigan.

Directorships/Service

  • Consultative Group on Biological Diversity’s Land and Freshwater Conservation Working Group – Co-chair
  • Steering Committee of the Environmental Grantmakers Association’s Working Group on Sustainable Production and Consumption—Member
  • Futafriends, a US-based NGO that works for the protection of the Futaleufu River, Chilean Patagonia—Board of Directors