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The Conservation Fund

 

Arlington, VA

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The Conservation Fund

Physical Address:
Arlington, VA 22209 3199
EIN:
52-1388917
Web URL:
www.conservationfund.org
Leadership:
Mr. Lawrence A. Selzer
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Fiscal Year Starting: Jan 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: Dec 31, 2012
Revenue
Total Revenue $182,641,757
Expenses
Total Expenses $138,886,419

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Basic Organization Information

The Conservation Fund

Physical Address:
Arlington, VA 22209 3199
EIN:
52-1388917
Web URL:
www.conservationfund.org 
NTEE Category:
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 
C34 Land Resources Conservation 
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 
C32 Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management 
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 
C36 Forest Conservation 
Year Founded:
1985 
Ruling Year:
1985 
How This Organization Is Funded:
Recovery of Land Cost - $40,767,000
Foundation Contributions - $38,400,000
Individual Contributions - $22,419,000

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Mission Statement

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 nearly 7 million acres across America. www.conservationfund.org(http://www.conservationfund.org/)

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Program: Conservation programs

Budget:
$153,175,279
Category:
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

The purposes of the organization are to further the understanding and appreciation of mankind's relationship to the natural world with an emphasis on means of conserving resources.  The fund endeavors to protect important landscapes having significant natural, historic or open space values.  The fund explores creative techniques to further this objective and ensure that these areas are protected in accordance with local land use plans and state or national land use polices.  The fund also undertakes demonstration projects to integrate local community land use planning with economic development efforts.  All program services expenses are incurred in furtherance of these goals.

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The Conservation Fund was chartered in 1985 as the first organization with a dual-purpose mission of land and water conservation as well as economic development and job creation. For a relatively small organization (fewer than 150 employees nationwide), we have made an outsized impression on the American landscape. To date, we have protected over 7 million acres of land and water in all 50 states; lands that today are national monuments, state parks, community forests, historic battlefields, wild areas and favorite destinations of all kinds. Our organization is also working with communities to address their unique needs and craft long-term sustainable economic strategies. We do this with communities large, small, urban, suburban and rural by training grassroots conservation leaders, providing bridge financing to local land trusts, and offering capital and technical assistance to small businesses that sustainably use and protect natural resources. We continually evaluate current conservation concerns and focus on finding practical solutions for the most pressing issues facing our nation, including preventing the rapid development and conversion of forestlands, finding tangible solutions for climate change, and reconnecting children with the natural world.
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Evidence of Impact

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The Conservation Fund quietly led the way in preserving hundreds of thousands of acres of forest land over the past two years. Nonprofit Senior Staff
TNC is the home of green infrastructure and has convened numerous federal, state, and local entities around the concept of green infrastructure. TNC held its first national Green Infrastructure conference in 2011. Other

Organizational Strengths

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The Conservation Fund has an excellent staff that seeks to enable other organizations without worrying about who gets the credit. They also have an extreme level of expertise in land negotiations. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They have an excellent training facility in West Virginia and staff throughout the US that help acquire land for protection. Other

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They just need to be used more by the conservation community to enhance their effectiveness. Having a larger staff would also enable them to expand their work. Nonprofit Senior Staff
I wish the educational staff could reach out more to the states. Instead of us going to them, I wish they would come to us (as with TNC's green infrastructure courses). Other

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