Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
The Guilford Land Conservation Trust acquires the majority of its land using donated funds. Some land is donated through generous bequests and gifts, while some open space has been acquired through gifts or purchases of conservation easements or through the subdivision process. If an opportunity arises to protect a property of extremely high conservation value, GLCT will pay at or near market price. Timing of these opportunities is always unpredictable.
An advantage to being a small, independent organization is that GLCT can act nimbly when an opportunity arises. This fact has, in some cases, been critical to the protection of a priority property. GLCT works to reach an agreement that best meets the goals of the seller, while also spending GLCT funds wisely. GLCT has used a number of creative ways to finance properties over the years. On occasion, GLCT is able to make payments in installments over a few years, allowing adequate time to fundraise. Sometimes the Land Trust must draw on savings to pay the full purchase price upfront with a small closing date window, which necessitates an aggressive fundraising campaign. Given that very few grant and foundation funds are available for the acquisition of conservation land within one town, GLCT must heavily rely on the generosity of our community (memberships and pledges), and state grants for income.
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Stewardship of our natural resources is essential if we wish to guarantee that present and future generations enjoy clean water, good air quality and open spaces. When you support organizations that protect the environment you address immediate need today while ensuring a greener tomorrow.
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