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Peninsula Open Space Trust

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Peninsula Open Space Trust is a land conservation group based in Palo Alto, CA that was founded in 1977. As of 2019 they had $31 million in revenue and $315 million in assets.

Peninsula Open Space Trust (post) protects Open Space on the Peninsula and in the south bay for the benefit of all. Post is creating a network of protected lands where people and nature connect and thrive these lands are preserved forever so present a...

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Program areas at Peninsula Open Space Trust

Land acquisition and transfer:in fiscal year 2019, post continued to address urgent conservation needs by completing eight (8) land transactions, bringing our total protected acres to 77,531 august 2018, post transferred the approximately 10-acre property, known as vida verde, located in san mateo county, to the non-profit vida verde nature education. The two houses located on the property will serve as support staff housing for the non-profit whose mission is "to promote educational equity by providing free, overnight environmental learning experiences for students who don't otherwise get the opportunity." The property contains a segment of san gregorio creek which is protected by a riparian conservation easement held by mrosd. In november 2018, post partnered with the santa clara valley Open Space authority (osa) and assisted in the protection of approximately 159 acres of Open Space, known as the geiger punch bowl, in the county of santa clara. Post entered ...

Community outreach and education:to further our community growth and engagement efforts, in fiscal year 2019 the organization continued our content marketing programs and community engagement programs in order to grow our community and engage prospective donors. Between new pieces, and revisions to existing content, we circulated over 40+ informational pieces including guides, blog posts, and press releases. In this way, we attracted over 33,000 new community members to our email list.additionally, we implemented two all-digital donor conversion campaigns using our new salesforce and pardot marketing automation platform. Our august 2019 all digital 100 donor challenge campaign was targeted at 42,000 names in our database and delivered a .55% donor conversion rate nearly double the rate we saw in fy 18. The campaign generated 233 gifts. A small digital campaign was included in our fiscal year end match campaign which contributed 9 new donors and $1,635 in members and donors ...

Land management:post currently holds 19,429 acres in fee ownership and holds conservation easements and deed restrictions on 14,458 acres.the organization has an established stewardship program for the lands it owns that includes resource conservation planning and management, along with active uses of land for conservation grazing and agriculture, sustainable forest management and restoration where appropriate, and development of compatible recreational opportunities. Post works to protect and manage lands in its possession through site-specific stewardship plans for the natural resources on each property. Post staff and volunteers actively monitor the acreage on which post holds easements or restrictions. Volunteers also assist with stewardship projects on post-owned land. In total, post stewardship volunteers contributed an impressive 1,314 hours of work time in 2019 monitoring post-owned lands, participating in highway clean-ups, and mapping and treating invasive plants that degrade natural systems throughout our working area.other land management accomplishments across programs include the following:- ...

Form 990s for Peninsula Open Space Trust

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Jun 4, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Aug 5, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Jul 28, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Feb 19, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Peninsula Open Space Trust

Total grants, contributions, etc.$21,080,133
Program services$326,297
Investment income and dividends$4,302,881
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$5,366,433
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$609,256
Total revenues$31,685,000

Vendors for Peninsula Open Space Trust

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Google IncSoftware2020-03-17
██████████Marketing software2020-03-06
█████████Content management system software2020-03-06
██████████Fundraising software2020-03-06
█████ ██████ ███ ██████████ ███Legal Services$125,5952019-08-05
███████████ ██████ █████████████Construction Services$545,3502019-08-05
█████ █████Forestry Services Security Invasives$176,5212019-08-05
██████ ██████████████ ████Public Relations Consulting$133,2972019-08-05
...and eight more vendors

Personnel at Peninsula Open Space Trust

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Mark StevensChief Financial Officer-July 17, 2019
Marti TedescoChief Marketing Officer-July 17, 2019
█████ ███████Chief Talent Officer$147,791July 17, 2019
██████ ███████Vice President of Marketing$146,530June 30, 2018
████ ██████Vice President of Land-July 17, 2019
██████ █████Director of Finance-July 17, 2019
███ █████████Director of Marketing-July 17, 2019
██████ █████Senior Director of Development$123,196July 17, 2019
███████ █████████Director of Annual Giving-July 17, 2019
█████ █████████Director of Major Gifts$125,356July 17, 2019
...and 12 more key personnel

Peer land conservation organizations

1The Pacific Forest Trust501(c)(3)$9.2 millionSan Francisco, CA
2NC Coastal Land Trust501(c)(3)$16 millionWilmington, NC
3Elkhorn Slough Foundation501(c)(3)$10 millionMoss Landing, CA
4Save the Redwoods League501(c)(3)$29 millionSan Francisco, CA
5The Trust for Public Land501(c)(3)$137 millionSan Francisco, CA
6Land Trust of Napa County501(c)(3)$10 millionNapa, CA
7Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy501(c)(3)$9.4 millionHendersonville, NC
8Rainforest Trust501(c)(3)$48 millionWarrenton, VA
9Historic Virginia Land Conservancy501(c)(3)$31 millionWilliamsburg, VA
10New Jersey Conservation Foundation501(c)(3)$14 millionFar Hills, NJ
11Natural Lands501(c)(3)$28 millionMedia, PA
12Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC)501(c)(3)$18 millionWalton, NY
13Columbia Land Trust501(c)(3)$9.8 millionVancouver, WA
14Open Space Institute Land Trust (OSI)501(c)(3)$27 millionNew York, NY
15Western Rivers Conservancy501(c)(3)$13 millionPortland, OR
16American Forest Foundation501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
17Pheasants Forever Incorporated501(c)(3)$76 millionSt Paul, MN
18California Waterfowl Association501(c)(3)$10 millionRoseville, CA
19Western Reserve Land Conservancy501(c)(3)$20 millionMoreland Hills, OH
20Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC)501(c)(3)$8.8 millionChatham, NY
21Vermont Land Trust (VLT)501(c)(3)$15 millionMontpelier, VT
22Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC)501(c)(3)$10 millionAsheville, NC
23Land Trust Alliance Incorporated501(c)(3)$14 millionWashington, DC
24Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy (GTRLC)501(c)(3)$14 millionTraverse City, MI
25Minnesota Land Trust501(c)(3)$8.8 millionSaint Paul, MN