Working with Nonprofits


Non-Profit Organizations

KCT works to support non-profit organizations by providing funding, tools and information, and strategic planning support.


Major gifts through real estate

 While much of the nation's wealth is held in homes and other real property, little of this wealth is used for charitable donations. Many non-profits find it difficult to accept gifts of real estate, lacking the time, manpower, or expertise to manage the transactions. KCT assists non-profits in receiving gifts created from the sale of property, adding a valuable new source of funds, expanding your donor pool, and providing an innovative tool for cultivating greater gifts.Through our Legacy Property Fund, major gifts can be cultivated from individuals who have never been major donors in the past, and significant planned gifts can be made even greater.

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Funding Conservation Projects

KCT's Legacy Property Fund was created to increase today's inadequate levels of private sector funding for land conservation. Our Regional Conservation Fund was established to direct funds to priority land and habitat conservation projects across the region, delivering essential, time-critical funding to opportunity areas before time runs out. Partner organizations bring key projects to our regional conservation fund; we bring these projects to the attention of prospective donors. In this way, donors are shown the need and the impact that their contributions can have.


Conservation Services

Organizations interested in building and strengthening conservation partnerships can benefit from KCT’s collaboration support services. We help both individual organizations and collaborative groups in defining a strategic mission and goals, creating a business plan, assessing critical opportunities and threats, developing consensus-based priorities and action plans, creating effective collaborations, and, in select cases, pursuing funding for collaborative projects.


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Conservation Tools

KCT is helping the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association and other partners launch new on-line access to information on leading conservation practices. Check back this spring for access to a new on-line toolbox of practices to foster better land use across the region.

Featured Project

Halfmoon Corridor

A pocket of ecological treasures, the Scotia Barrens is an exceptional ecosystem of rare community types.  Many of the wildlife species which call the Scotia Barrens home would disappear from the region if the barrens habitat were lost.  Because of its close proximity to the growing community of State College, ...
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Recent Project


The Pennypack Greenway is a wooded oasis in a highly built-out setting at the margins of Philadelphia. Encompassing three protected areas within both Philadelphia and Montgomery counties (the Pennypack Park, Lorimer Park, and the Pennypack Preserve), the Pennypack watershed houses over 2600 acres of publicly accessible protected lands. Conservation challenges ...
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