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The Conservation Fund

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

The Conservation Fund is a land conservation group based in Arlington, VA that was founded in 1985. As of 2018 they had $235 million in revenue and $730 million in assets.

The Conservation Fund is the nation's top environmental nonprofit dedicated to protecting America's most important landscapes and waterways for future generations.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: The Conservation Fund A Nonprofit Corporation.

(703) 525-6300
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Program areas at The Conservation Fund

The fund works primarily with partners who have identified conservation priorities and request assistance to complete land transactions that create parks,community green space,and wildlife habitat. In addition to helping public partners save land,we work with interested private landowners to secure conservation easements on lands with high conservation value. The fund has a long history of adding value to its core conservation real estate work through the expertise and projects of its sustainable programs. These programs include our leadership in green infrastructure planning, training through the conservation leadership network, our work on food sustainability at the freshwater institute, and creating opportunities that preserve the rural landscape with our resourceful communities program.

Form 990s for The Conservation Fund

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Dec 20, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Sep 25, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Nov 8, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Aug 3, 2015990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for The Conservation Fund

Total grants, contributions, etc.$125,150,650
Program services$107,724,162
Investment income and dividends$1,439,243
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$1,033,850
Total revenues$235,347,905

Vendors for The Conservation Fund

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
BlackbaudFundraising software; CRM software; Marketing software2020-06-26
██████Fundraising software2020-06-26
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-06-26
███ ██ ███Audit accounting2020-05-13
█████████ ████████Software2019-03-05
█████ ████Advocacy software; Fundraising software; Marketing software2019-03-05
██████ ███████ ███Tax accounting; Audit accounting2018-09-17
█████ █ ███████ ██ ████ ███ █████ ██ █Contractor$331,4652017-12-01
...and 12 more vendors

Personnel at The Conservation Fund

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Larry SelzerPresident and Chief Executive Officer-Jan. 25, 2018
Lawrence A SelzerPresident and Chief Executive Officer / Board Member$555,840Dec. 31, 2017
████ ███████Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer / Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President and Treasurer$31,433July 30, 2019
█████ ██████Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communications-Jan. 25, 2018
█████ ████Vice President of Government Relations$167,934Jan. 25, 2018
█████ ███████Vice President of Development$156,877Dec. 10, 2018
████ ████████ ████████Vice President , Business Partnerships$146,748Jan. 25, 2018
█████ ██████Executive Vice President and General Counsel-July 17, 2019
█████ █████Director , Resourceful Communities and Vice President / Vice President Director , Resourceful Communities-Jan. 25, 2018
███ ██████Vice President and Northeast Representative-July 17, 2019
...and 40 more key personnel

Peer land conservation organizations

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19Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles501(c)(3)$105 millionLos Angeles, CA
20The Pittsburgh Foundation501(c)(3)$138 millionPittsburgh, PA
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22John S. and James L. Knight Foundation501(c)(3)$186 millionMiami, FL
23Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund501(c)(3)$201 millionSt Petersburg, FL
24Democracy Fund501(c)(3)$73 millionWashington, DC
25Rhode Island Community Foundation501(c)(3)$109 millionProvidence, RI