Community Land Conservancy

A people of color-led land conservancy that acquires land for parks in historically underserved communities
— so that our community voices are heard and centered in land use decision-making.


Access to nature is vital for health, well-being, and social cohesion. Yet this important issue is often overlooked in discussions about equitable access to affordable housing, particularly for historically underserved communities and communities of color, where many live in fear of displacement.

Racist policies such as redlining have caused low-income neighborhoods to have much less green space than well-off neighborhoods. At the same time, communities of color often fear that adding parks and open space will increase property values and thereby contribute to further displacement. This leaves them with a false choice between housing stability and access to nature.

This is why Community Land Conservancy wants to create a land conservancy led by people of color that acts as an accredited representative of marginalized communities and enables us to:

  • Acquire, own and design public open space to serve the needs of their community
  • Advocate for the simultaneous development of affordable housing and quality, public-accessible open space
  • Benefit from partnerships with established conservancies, while maintaining authority over land use projects

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Send a check

To make a donation by mail, please send a check payable to Seattle Parks Foundation to:

PO Box 3541
Seattle, WA 98124-3541

If your gift is intended for one of our community partners, please add their name in the memo line or with an accompanying note.

A tax receipt will be mailed to you upon receipt of your contribution.

Thank you!

Donate Your Car

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway?

Donate it to Seattle Parks Foundation!

We accept most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, heavy equipment, and other motorized vehicles. All or part of your donation may be tax deductible.

To get started, simply complete the online donation form or call 855.500.7433 or 855.500.RIDE to speak to a representative. You can also read more at

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway?