We support infrastructure, education, and community services, spanning approximately 400 municipalities in 47 states and Washington, D.C.
Protecting natural resources with The
MIM directed a $25 million investment in The Conservation Fund, a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 with a mission to protect America’s land and water resources through land acquisition and sustainable economic development. The funding was to facilitate expansion in The Conservation Fund’s Working Forest Fund program, which aims to conserve large intact forests that can be sustainably managed for timber production and recreational uses under conservation easements. These forests would otherwise be at high risk of fragmentation and the eventual loss of both their climate and environmental values, as well as their vital role in many local communities. The Conservation Fund’s other primary business is providing capital and technical help to conserve their most important natural and cultural resources, usually by acting on behalf of public agencies to temporarily acquire lands and buy time for permanent conservation outcomes.