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How We're Funded

MALT funding model

MALT’s success depends on generous financial support from individuals, businesses, foundations and public agencies.

Through MALT’s highly efficient public-private funding model, individual, corporate and foundation donations are matched dollar-for-dollar by grants from public agencies. Our ability to leverage public grants with private donations demonstrates broad community support for farmland conservation, gathers a stable base of stakeholders for each project, and ensures that each dollar donated goes twice as far. 

Individual donors

MALT owes much of its success to the generosity of individual donors. As the first farmland trust in the country, our ability to leverage contributions from our members to attract public funding has resulted in more than 53,000 acres of farmland preserved in perpetuity.

Our Corporate Circle members are businesses that support MALT through financial and in-kind donations throughout the year.

Visit our Ways to Give page to learn more about supporting MALT. 


MALT has earned strong support from local, regional and national foundations. The following foundations have made grants to MALT in the past five years:


For more than three decades, MALT has worked with a broad array of public agencies to fund farmland preservation in Marin County.




  • Marin County Farmland Preservation Program, funded by a county sales tax approved by voters in 2012 (Measure A). This quarter-cent sales tax has gone to work to shore up park infrastructure, restore natural resources and improve access to public open space. The measure also created a vital new revenue stream for farmland preservation.  Twenty percent of Measure A revenues fund the Marin County Farmland Preservation Program.

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