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.

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

 

Notice to our Stakeholders
Accreditation Renewal Process Open for Public Comment

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs.

“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,” notes Christine P. Johnson, President.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/help-and-resources/indicator-practices .

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org. Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast’s application will be most useful by September 19, 2021.

 

 

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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