By providing capital and expertise to conservationists, community leaders and businesses nationwide, we make it possible to swiftly protect special places and to operate sustainably.
Land Trust And Nonprofit Financing
We provide bridge financing and real estate expertise to land trusts across America. Through our Land Conservation Loan Program, we’ve provided more than 160 loans to more than 100 local land trusts and nonprofits, allowing them to protect more than 100,000 acres nationwide—including dozens of farms, natural areas, and historic sites, as well as battlefields, state parks and more.
Thanks to key supporters, we’re also able to offer dedicated loan funds in select geographies:
Green Business Lending
The Fund supports emerging and small businesses that use natural resources sustainably in select geographies and markets across the United States. Our Natural Capital Investment Fund and ShadeFund offer loans and technical support for your business. Find out if one of our green business lending programs can help you.
One key to our success is our “revolving capital” model. Our conservation real estate specializes in supplying bridge capital, or loans, to help our partners save America’s special outdoor places. By repeatedly revolving the same dollars into new conservation projects, we’ve helped conserve million 7 million acres, across more than 2,000 projects in all 50 states. Based on our effectiveness, we’re ranked among the top 1% of charities nationwide. Find out more about our Revolving Capital model.
We offer grants in two regions to foster local conservation goals: