We provide financing for conservation in many different ways, including funds for acquisition of valuable lands and waters, bridge financing through loans, and grants and loans to entrepreneurs who are developing sustainable and successful solutions to conservation problems.  Our assistance frequently goes to those in underserved and economically distressed communities.  

Conservation Lending

Healing Nature in Los Angeles with TreePeople

Healing Nature in Los Angeles with TreePeople

Although Los Angeles is known for its concrete sprawl, TreePeople is at the forefront of a movement to re-imagine...
Boston Public Market

Boston Public Market

With 28 outdoor seasonal farmers markets, Boston has a vibrant local food scene. And like the city itself, these...
Atlanta BeltLine

Atlanta BeltLine

It’s the most comprehensive development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta – transforming 22 miles of an...
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Conservation Easements

Helping the YMCA of Duluth Save Camp Miller

Helping the YMCA of Duluth Save Camp Miller

For more than a century, the YMCA of Duluth has offered summer resident camps and outdoor, environmental education opportunities...
Supporting the Sage Grouse and Family Ranches in the West

Supporting the Sage Grouse and Family Ranches in the West

The greater sage grouse requires wide open spaces for its survival. In recent years, the sage grouse’s habitat has...
Preserving Habitat While Maintaining Military Readiness—Camp Williams, Utah

Preserving Habitat While Maintaining Military Readiness—Camp Williams, Utah

Protecting valuable habitat that surrounds our military installations is vital to both our national security and the species that...
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Conservation Grants

Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food

Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food

The Conservation Fund and CSX are proud to announce the third round of the Grant Program for Transporting Healthy...
Clay County Community Revitalization Association

Clay County Community Revitalization Association

Nestled in the Nantahala National Forest and the Hiwasee River Valley, the town of Hayesville in Clay County, North...
Trees NC

Trees NC

When Trees NC founder Owen George relocated from California back to his hometown of Asheboro, North Carolina, he was troubled by...
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Small Business

Earthseed Land Cooperative

Earthseed Land Cooperative

The eight co-founders of Earthseed Land Cooperative (ELC) have a vision: to use land to support the collective health,...
Swift Level Farm

Swift Level Farm

Swift Level Farm, a 152-acre historic landmark located in West Virginia’s Greenbrier Valley, has been in Jennifer “Tootie” Jones’...
River

River's Edge Treehouse Resort

When Laila and Doug Mortimer retired to Robbinsville, North Carolina, they did not expect to be building treehouses.  But the...
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Land Trusts

Farm Creek Preserve, Norwalk Land Trust

Farm Creek Preserve, Norwalk Land Trust

The mud flats and salt marshes of Long Island Sound’s tidal estuaries are havens for oysters, osprey, herons, egrets...
Big Sur Land Trust

Big Sur Land Trust

Created in 1978 to protect and nurture the lands of Monterey County, California, the Big Sur Land Trust inspires...
Denny Cove, Tennessee

Denny Cove, Tennessee

Located just 30 minutes northwest of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Denny Cove is a recreational landmark that is part of the...
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Ecosystem Services

Lake County Green Infrastructure Strategy

Lake County Green Infrastructure Strategy

About halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, on the shores of Lake Michigan, lies Lake County. Rich with prairies, wetlands,...
Atlanta Green Space Assessment

Atlanta Green Space Assessment

In 2005, the City of Atlanta was losing 500 acres of open space each week to development. Historically, the...
Ecosystem Services for Houston-Galveston

Ecosystem Services for Houston-Galveston

Greater Houston is America’s sixth-largest metroplex—and growing. By 2040, the Houston-Galveston area is expected to gain 3.5 million people,...
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