By the Numbers:
Conservation groups in 37 states and 5 Canadian provinces have used nearly 350 loans to conserve more than 140,000 acres.

Our partners have borrowed over $190,000,000 to acquire land valued in excess of a quarter of a billion dollars.
The urgency and pace of conservation can be impeded by a lack of timely funding.  Our Conservation Loans program offers flexible financing as well as sustained and expert technical assistance to land trusts and other organizations aiming to protect key properties in their communities, increase access to green and open-space, recover natural habitats, provide conservation education programs, and help people connect with nature.  Since our first loan in 1993, we’ve helped our partners achieve their conservation goals, providing more than $190 million in almost 350 loans to 160 partners. Local conservationists have protected more than 140,000 acres across 35 states - lands valued at more than $380 million - with funds from our continually revolving $50 million pool of loan capital.  We are a land trust as well as a lender, investing in our shared conservation goals. Contact us today to learn more. 

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Featured Partner

Our friends at Land Trust Alliance have highlighted our partners at Kent Land Trust for excelling at community conservation. We provided Kent Land Trust with a $350,000 loan to help acquire Camp Francis—a former Girl Scout camp, treasured by the community. The loan came at a critical time, allowing the land trust to purchase the property quickly while additional funding from state and federal grants were processed. You can watch the video below:

 

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We are a Conservation Leader, not just a Lender

We work with each of our partners to help them achieve their conservation goals in a way that meets their unique needs. Unlike commercial lenders, whose services are limited, we offer a wide range of assistance to help your organization with financial support and project management in a timely and effective manner. We invest in your success. Think of us as partners, mentors and trusted advisors.

Through our years of work on a broad array of land conservation transactions and loans across the United States, we’re able to evaluate potential projects and counsel land trust and nonprofit staff on real estate transactions and project management, including fundraising and marketing. 

With our backing, local conservationists have protected at least eight state parks, 35 wildlife havens, 20 forests, 77 farms, 18 historic sites, ten national trails, 36 open space areas, eight nature centers and much more.

Our Services

We offer:
  • Experience: We offer technical assistance throughout a real estate deal.
  • Flexibility: We provide a practical payment schedule, collateral requests and rates. 
  • Momentum: We’re committed to moving swiftly, keeping you on schedule.
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