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POST has a long and productive history of working with charitable foundations and government agencies to protect and care for open spaces—collaborations that provide the funding and stewardship critical to the success of our mission.
We accomplish much more through public- and private-sector partnerships than any of us can achieve alone. Contributions and grants from foundations, businesses and public agencies fuel the achievement of our mutual objectives and give us the ability to act quickly when critical properties become available.
Strategic collaborations with public agencies help POST pursue our land protection goals and ensure that what we save is taken care of into the future. POST partners with local, state and national agencies to acquire land and transitions protected properties to them for long-term ownership and management. Public agencies manage the land for natural resource conservation, working land productivity and to provide the recreational opportunities we all enjoy.
“Our decades-long partnership with POST has produced a growing greenbelt of preserved open space bringing unparalleled beauty and quality of life to our region. These natural lands provide sanctuary for native plants and wildlife, clean air and drinking water for our communities and places of respite for all to connect with nature.”
The high cost of land in our region means an organization like POST needs diverse and creative sources of funding. We work closely with environmentally focused foundations to do what we do best – buy land for permanent protection and public access.
Our foundation partners have catalyzed some of POST’s largest successes. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation jump-started POST’s Saving the Endangered Coast campaign in 2001 by providing two matching $50 million grants. Through this campaign, POST raised $200 million to protect 20,000 acres on the San Mateo Coast.