The Conservation Fund
At The Conservation Fund, we believe that conservation should work for America. By creating solutions that make environmental and economic sense, we are re-defining conservation to demonstrate its essential role in our future prosperity. We have the highest program allocation - putting 97% of our resources toward mission - and lowest fundraising costs in our field and continue to outperform for our efficiency and effectiveness. Since 1985 we have protected more than 7.5 million acres of land, working in all 50 states; we've preserved forests, deserts, parks, waterways and every type of landscape in between. From historic places that tell the story of America to helping communities grow smarter, greener cities, our work benefits all Americans.
The fund works primarily with partners who have identified conservation priorities and request assistance to complete land transactions that create parks,community green space,and wildlife habitat. In addition to helping public partners save land,we work with interested private landowners to secure conservation easements on lands with high conservation value. The fund has a long history of adding value to its core conservation real estate work through the expertise and projects of its sustainable programs. These programs include our leadership in green infrastructure planning, training through the conservation leadership network, our work on food sustainability at the freshwater institute, and creating opportunities that preserve the rural landscape with our resourceful communities program.