Land Acquisition Applicants

Victoria Foundation's statewide environmental grants program has focused on the acquisition of critical tracts of open space in New Jersey. New Jersey's open lands are under extreme development pressure, putting the state's drinking water supply at risk. In addition, climate change science points to heavier, more intense rainfall, which can contribute to flooding along rivers and the NJ coastline during storms. Land acquisition is the only sure way to preserve many of the state's premier sites for the public good and to protect the built environment from floodwater. The state's open space preservation program, known as Green Acres, has empowered New Jersey's land conservation organizations to move forward in acquiring lands that they have identified as critical open space. Victoria Foundation can help with purchases that utilize both public and private resources.

Special consideration is given to groups that are working in areas of current interest to Victoria Foundation, including the New Jersey Highlands, the Kittatinny Ridge and Valley region, and the Pine Barrens. Please note, the Foundation is also accepting land acquisition/conservation project requests that focus on NJ's coastline or within the city of Newark whose purpose is to address climate change and promote resiliency.

Victoria Foundation Land Acquisition grants rarely exceed 10 percent of the total acquisition cost. These grants may be used to cover fee purchases and easements. You are also encouraged to include a contribution towards a stewardship endowment as part of the request. Projects should address the Foundation's key conservation values, which include protecting water quality and promoting coastal resiliency.


Please use the following links to access the Online Application:

Applications are only accepted through our online system. The following sections are required within the Online Application: 

  • Eligibility Quiz
  • Organization or Fiscal Sponsor’s Tax ID Number
  • Organization Information, Mission, Primary Services, Annual Budget
  • Contact Information for Executive Director, Project Director, Board Chair
  • Project Summary and Narrative
  • Benchmarks
  • Attachments: Annual Budget; Project Budget; Color Map(s) of Proposed Land Acquisition; 3-year Record of Support; Current Board List; Form 990; IRS Determination Letter; Audit

Please note: Out of fairness to applicants who adhere to the guidelines, applications that do not conform to the stated procedures will be rejected.

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