Compatible Lands Foundation (CLF) is fortunate to receive a great deal of funding from the Department of Defense (DoD), US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other governmental agencies. Most government-sponsored funding for the acquisition of conservation easements requires a certain amount in the form of matching funds. However, the benefit to you, as a donor, is that you your tax deductible contribution will help to “finish out” a project where we’ve already secured 50%, 75% or more of the funding. In other words, you get double, triple, quadruple or more of the military readiness and conservation impact from your donation. Perhaps more importantly, without these matching funds the public funding for some very important projects could expire.
If you specify that you want your donation to serve as matching funds for the acquisition of conservation easements, we assure you that 100% of those funds will be utilized for the process of securing conservation easements.