Land Trust Standards & Practices Grants

These grants are available to land trusts through a periodic application process.  Participants receive an individualized service plan including a Guided Organizational Assessment, help creating a detailed implementation plan to accomplish improvements identified in the assessment, mentoring from LEAP program staff and consultants, and a grant to address one or more of the highest priority improvements.  Participation in these intensive services requires dedication by board and staff and a demonstrated capacity to sustain a long-term improvement effort (up to 2 years).

Land Trust Standards & Practices Grants

Through this signature LEAP offering, participants receive a Guided Organizational Assessment, help in creating a detailed implementation plan to accomplish improvements identified in the assessment, mentoring from LEAP staff, and a small cash grant to address one or more of the land trust’s highest priority needs.

Some of our previous participants have become accrediteddeveloped a bigger "tool belt," completed exciting community-based projects, and grown in size and capacity.

These stories show us that with a commitment to our industry standards and practices in place, there's limitless potential to grow through LEAP.


Current and previous grant recipients include:


Before applying, we encourage land trusts to discuss this commitment with their board of directors.  This is a big commitment from all parties, and we want to make sure expectations are clear. A board/staff teleconference may be part of the application review process.

Questions on this and other LEAP services can be directed to:

Mike Strigel, Gathering Waters or MaryKay O'Donnell, Land Trust Alliance

 

photo courtesy of Gil Grib

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