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The Vermont Land Trust counts among its funders and partners a wide range of organizations and agencies dedicated to protecting our state’s working landscape.

These partnerships have provided not only funding support, but also expertise and resources to help us accomplish and expand our work.



Historically, we has relied on our core funders, who have graciously provided general and program support—some for more than 30 years—to make our conservation work possible. These core funders are both public and private organizations, here is a partial list:

The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) has been a distinctly Vermont solution for conservation and affordable housing for more than 20 years. With grant funding from VHCB, often coupled with community support, VLT has purchased more than 530 conservation easements on important agricultural land, recreational land, and natural areas in Vermont.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is a key working farm partner. Through provisions that are established in the federal Farm Bill, Vermont receives both funding and technical assistance from NRCS that serves as a match for state dedicated funds to purchase agricultural easements.

The Freeman Foundation has generously contributed to the conservation of nearly 600 parcels. As a result of the Freeman family’s dedication to Vermont, hundreds of thousands of acres of land have been protected from future development and almost every community in Vermont has benefited from the Freeman Foundation’s generosity.

The John Merck Fund has had a remarkable impact on the landscape and economy of the Mettowee Valley. With nearly two decades of support, the local forest and farm economies in the Southwest region of Vermont have a renewed vitality.


In the past five years we have also received significant support from the following:

  • High Meadows Fund
  • The Conservation Alliance
  • The Lookout Foundation, Inc.
  • The Forrest and Frances Lattner Foundation
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation-Upper Valley Region
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Wyman Hill Foundation
  • The Adelard A. and Valeda Lea Roy Foundation
  • The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation


The Vermont Land Trust is a statewide conservation organization that has received national recognition, but our land conservation work occurs one project at a time, one community at time.

To be successful, we work collaboratively with many local and statewide conservation organizations. Together we share ideas and resources to make conservation projects happen. We often work in partnership with other Vermont conservation organizationsto further our mission to conserve land for the future of Vermont. Our conservation and local land trust partners include:

American Farmland Trust
Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions
Catamount Trail Association
Center for Northern Woodlands Education
Charlotte Land Trust
Colchester Land Trust
Duxbury Land Trust
East Montpelier Trails
Equinox Preservation Trust
Friends of the Mad River
Green Mountain Club
Greensboro Land Trust
Hinesburg Land Trust
Jericho Underhill Land Trust
Keeping Track, Inc.
Lake Champlain Land Trust
Lewis Creek Association
Mad River Planning District
Mad River Watershed Conservation Partnership
Manchester Community Land Trust
Middlebury Area Land Trust
Mount Anthony Preservation Society
National Park Service-- Marsh-Billings-Rockerfeller NHP
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA)
Passumpsic Valley Land Trust
Preservation Trust of Vermont
Putney Mountain Association
Richmond Land Trust
Rutland Area Farm and Food Link
Shelburne Farms
Smart Growth Vermont
South Burlington Land Trust
South Hero Land Trust
Stowe Land Trust
The Conservation Fund
The Nature Conservancy of Vermont
Tinmouth Land Trust
Trust for Public Land
Upper Valley Land Trust
Vermont Agency of Agriculture
Vermont Family Forests
Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Vermont Rivers Consevancy
Weston Land Conservation Trust
Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association

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