Environmental Protection groups
1. Conservation Fund
- The Conservation Fund was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Arlington, Va.
Since its founding in 1985, the Conservation Fund in Arlington, Va., has protected more than 7 million acres of land in all 50 states. With a mission of saving land for future generations, the fund considers its “win-win” philosophy of balancing environmental and economic interests to be what sets it apart from other groups. The fund’s overall conservation strategy has three units. The first is conservation real estate, or securing lands of both public and private interest; the second is sustainable programs, including a leadership network and a conservation institute; and the third is conservation ventures, some being sustainable forest management and green business lending. This three-pronged conservation strategy is assisted by the fund’s strong partnerships with communities, businesses, and the government. The fund says that the No. 1 reason its partners keep coming back is “we keep finding new ways to get conservation done.”