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Fields Pond Foundation, Inc.

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Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

Fields Pond Foundation, Inc.

5 Turner St., P.O. Box 540667

Waltham, MA United States 02454-0667

Telephone: (781) 899-9990

URL: www.fieldspond.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $13,939,222

Total giving: $589,380

EIN

043196041

BRIDGE Number

4903763448

Background

Established in 1993 in MA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation provides assistance to nature and land conservation organizations which are community based, and which serve to increase environmental awareness by involving local residents in conservation issues. The foundation makes grants under the following priorities: 1) project grants for trailmaking and other enhancement of public access to conservation lands, rivers, coastlines, and other natural resources; 2) land acquisition for conservation; 3) assistance in the establishment of endowments as a means of funding stewardship of conservation areas; and 4) related education programs and publications. The foundation encourages proposals from municipal government agencies. It may also consider short-term loans to conservation groups for the purpose of acquiring conservation lands. Outside of the primary mission, it will also consider grant requests from other nonprofit organizations that have a demonstrated local impact on precollegiate education.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made a PRI in the form of a loan to a land trust.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Environment
  • Land resources
  • Natural resources
Population Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $13,939,222 (market value)

Expenditures: $773,927

Total giving: $589,380

Qualifying distributions: $729,807