The Conservation Fund Lands on Charity Navigator’s Top 10

April 5, 2012

Rocky Mountain Front

Rocky Mountain Front. Photo by Todd Kaplan.

As Earth Day approaches on April 22, The Conservation Fund is honored to be named to Charity Navigator’s 10th Anniversary List of Top 10 Charities.

As one of America’s most effective environmental nonprofits, the Fund is known for combining a passion for conservation with an entrepreneurial spirit. With a no-frills budget—no membership, endowment or big overhead costs—the Fund’s dedicated team of 130 has spent 26 years fanning out across the country, working with willing landowners and community, government and corporate leaders to conserve 7 million acres of land, across more than 2,000 projects in all 50 states. From day one, our dual mission has been to preserve land and promote economic development.

Charity Navigator works to guide intelligent giving by providing information on, and evaluating the health of, more than 5,000 charities. The Fund has received Charity Navigator’s highest possible ranking—four stars—for seven years in a row, an “exceptional” designation that indicates the Fund outperforms most other charities in America and consistently executes our mission in a fiscally responsible way. Among conservation nonprofits, we allocate the highest amount (97%) of our resources toward mission and the lowest (1%) toward fundraising.

Our success would not be possible without the support of our donors and partners, who believe, as we do, that effective land conservation makes good economic sense. Together, we continue to invest in America’s future.



About The Conservation Fund
At The Conservation Fund, we combine a passion for conservation with an entrepreneurial spirit to protect your favorite places before they become just a memory. A hallmark of our work is our deep, unwavering understanding that for conservation solutions to last, they need to make economic sense. Top-ranked, we have protected more than 7 million acres across America.