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Sweet Water Trust


Last Updated: 2016-02-10

At A Glance

Sweet Water Trust

1 Short St.

Northampton, MA United States 01060-2567


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $28,928,095

Total giving: $895,000



Additional Contact Information

E-mail for Eve Endicott:


Established in 1991 in MA

Purpose and Activities

Support for environmental preservation through its Land Protection Program: Wildlands, Wildwaters - to help purchase land and conservation easements. The trust seeks partners (land trusts, government agencies, businesses and individuals) to work toward the ecological and biotic health of New England by establishing, enlarging, and connecting reserve areas. Grants range from $1,000-$1,000,000 for land acquisition.

Program Area(s)

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

Land Protection Program: Wild Lands, Wild Waters

The vision of the program is of wilderness, of people living in harmony with wild nature protected as an enduring part of the American landscape, an idea shared by the majority of people in the northeastern U.S., according to regional and national polls. The goal of the program is to work with private and public groups to help establish, enlarge, connect and restore core wild areas throughout New England, the Adirondack Region of New York, and contiguous areas of the Canadian provinces. The program gives grants to conservation groups that protect wild places, and works with conservation nonprofits, government agencies, and other partners to help find the means and instruments to convert some of the private land at risk in the region into conservation land protected forever as wild. To apply for a grant, please review trust web site first. If you believe you qualify, contact Eve Endicott .

Program-Related Investment

The foundation makes PRIs in the form of loans to environmental preservation organizations for the purchase of land and property easements for conservation purposes.

Fields of Interest

  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
  • Environment
  • Forest preservation
  • Foundations
  • Land resources
  • Natural resources
  • Philanthropy
  • Water resources
  • Wildlife biodiversity
International Interests
  • Canada

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $28,928,095 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,358,738

Total giving: $895,000

Qualifying distributions: $984,005

Giving activities include:

$895,000 for 4 grants (high: $460,000; low: $35,000)