The Funds works closely with land trusts and other conservation organizations throughout the U.S.  We partner on land acquisitions, provide loans for conservation and for small- and medium-size businesses, engage for community-based and urban conservation activities, and help build capacity and expertise for pursuing environmental protection with economic vitality.

Some 1,700 land trusts across America do a remarkable job of saving the places that matter most.  When property comes up for sale, land trusts sometimes need to act fast - or invest big.  The Fund offers loans from our conservation capital to land trusts to use as bridge financing, enabling them to acquire land even before permanent funding is secured. We also provide technical assistance to help borrowers navigate conservation projects and planning.

Please review our Program pages and/or our Experts to explore how we can best contribute to your conservation and economic goals.