Major Programs

  • Conservation Leadership Network

    National Conservation Traning Center where CLN resides/Photo courtesy USFWS

    “Achieving Common Ground For Our Partners” At The Conservation Fund, we understand that the environment and economy must work in harmony in order to create a sustainable future.  Our Conservation Leadership Network is a team of experts that brings diverse professionals… Read More

  • Freshwater Institute

    Aquaculture research tanks

    From our campus in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, we combine applied research, engineering and economic development skills to show how freshwater resources achieve economic and environmental goals. We work with government, industry, nonprofits and individuals to shape sustainable, environmentally responsible solutions… Read More

  • Go Zero – Forest Carbon

    Raindrop on leaf

    The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero program works with individuals, companies and foundations to address climate change and habitat loss by protecting and restoring America’s forests.  With Go Zero, you can engage customers, inspire employees, meet reduction goals and make a real… Read More

  • Land Conservation Loan Program

    Connecticut River Valley

    We are a conservation leader, not just a lender. The Conservation Fund helps local conservationists succeed through our Land Conservation Loan Program by providing flexible financing and capacity to swiftly purchase high-priority lands that come up for sale. Because we actively… Read More

  • Natural Capital Investment Fund

    Natural Capital Investment Fund

    The Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF) uses the positive power of business and markets to generate economic, social and environmental returns with every loan we make. Founded in 2001 as a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), we provide… Read More

  • Resourceful Communities

    Work boots in a field

    Our rural counties face tremendous challenges.  In North Carolina, Resourceful Communities creates opportunities that preserve the rural landscape, lift people out of poverty and celebrate the state’s unique culture.  Working with a network of 300 grassroots and community organizations across… Read More

  • Strategic Conservation

    Bridge in Houston Texas

    With limited budgets and big plans, land conservation can be tough. Which places get saved? In what order? And why? We offer strategies and tools that government leaders, conservationists, and others need to answer these sorts of questions. Our work… Read More