Accreditation & Ratings


National Accreditation

In 2010 Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast was officially accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent commission of land conservation experts. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.

In August 2016, Conservation Foundation was awarded renewed accreditation by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission. This designation is a mark of distinction and signifies that Conservation Foundation meets national standards of excellence, upholds the public's trust and ensures conservation efforts that are permanent.

“Accreditation is the gold seal for a land trust and signifies good governance and excellent practices. It assures our supporters and the landowners, who generously protect their lands for all of our benefit, that Conservation Foundation is a sound investment with the means to protect land forever.” said Christine P. Johnson, President.

To learn more about the accreditation program visit the Land Trust Accreditation Commission


Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating

Conservation Foundation holds the coveted 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, based on its strong financial health and commitment to greater accountability and transparency. This achievement signifies commitment to the sector's best practices, efficiency, and strong performance. Only about a quarter of rated charities have achieved this milestone.



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