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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Forest Conservation, Land Resources Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

Mission:

At the Fund, we make conservation work for America. By creating solutions that make environmental and economic sense, we are redefining conservation to demonstrate its essential role in our future prosperity. Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, we have worked in all 50 states to protect more than 7.5 million acres of land since 1985.

Results:

We practice conservation to achieve environmental and economic outcomes. Our trusted and get-it-done staff throughout the country create and implement innovative, practical ways to benefit the natural world and the well-being of Americans from every walk of life. While we are a national organization, The Conservation Fund's accomplishments are delivered locally. We have active or completed projects in all 50 states.

We have saved 7.5 million acres of land and valued at more than $4.7 billion.

Through our Land Conservation Loans program we have provided 250 low-interest loans to local conservation groups in 34 states and 4 Canadian provinces to help them conserve more than 110,000 acres.

Our Natural Capital Investment Fund has provided 12,000 hours of technical assistance to over 400 natural resource-based small businesses; over 2,700 jobs have been created or retained by these businesses.

Through our Working Forest Fund, more than 400,000 acres have been protected in 13 states.

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: land conservation loans, community development programs, sustainable forestry management, green infrastructure planning and more.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Land_Trust_Accreditation_Commission

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Conservation Fund is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means The Conservation Fund meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Conservation Fund has demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate their commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Efficient and Effective! I would highly recommend The Fund to everyone with a passion for the environment or for economic growth.

Review from Guidestar

1 Vickie L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Conservation Fund seems to be there in situations where "all else may have failed" in the sense of conservation effort. Their attitude and patience in conserving the natural resources of our world are frugal yet genuine. I feel fortunate to participated in several significant conservation efforts of the Fund in Florida and look forward to many more.

Review from CharityNavigator