Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

The Trust For Public Land

Land for People

aka Trust for Public Land

San Francisco, CA

Mission

The Trust for Public Land's mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.

Ruling Year

1978

President & CEO

Ms Diane Regas

Main Address

101 Montgomery St. Suite 900

San Francisco, CA 94104 USA

Keywords

conservation, parks, public land, gardens, community gardens, national, GIS, watershed, coastal, forests, wilderness, urban parks, greenways, trails, voters, trust, open space, wilderness, playground

EIN

23-7222333

 Number

0296818771

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The Trust for Public Land works to protect the places people care about and to create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 80 percent of Americans live. Our goal is to ensure that every child has easy access to a safe place to play in nature.

Our programs

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Parks for People

Land and Water

Working Lands

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Our mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.

We plan—we help communities identify the most important land for conservation—and create and carry out a plan to protect it. We fund—we help local governments craft measures and pass legislation that secures funding to create parks and protect land for people. We protect—from pocket parks to vast backcountry escapes, our real estate experts help partners acquire and protect land for the public to enjoy. And we create—we engage communities in designing and building innovative parks that foster a strong sense of place and connection to nature.

Our success starts with our staff—some of the brightest, boldest, and most creative placemakers in the country. We understand local needs because we are locals—working from more than 30 field offices nationwide, we craft customized solutions to local conservation challenges, drawing from the resources and experience of a national organization.

Our organization tracks every parcel of land we protect and every park we create. Our planning team tracks the demographics associated with each of these protected land parcels and created parks. Our funding team tracks the voter success rate for each of the ballot measures that we lead to seek public funding for land conservation and park creation.

● We've worked for more than 40 years to conserve land for people.
● Since 1972, we've completed more than 5,000 park and conservation projects across 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, conserving more than 3.5 million acres of land, from the inner city to the wilderness.
● We are the national leader in creating public funds for parks and open space. Since 1996, we've helped generate nearly $68 billion in public funding through ballot measures supported by nearly 100 million voters in 37 states.
● We've created, sustained, or supported 340 local land trusts nationwide.
● Millions of Americans live within a 10-minute walk of a park or natural area we've helped create, and countless more visit every year.
● But today we're dreaming even bigger. We are leading a national movement to put a park or natural area within a 10-minute walk of every home, in every American city.

External Reviews

Awards & Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance

Financials

The Trust For Public Land

Fiscal year: Apr 01 - Mar 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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