Founded in 2002, the Trust for Conservation Innovation provides nonprofit status and fiscal sponsorship services for innovative conservation and sustainability projects. As a fiscal sponsor, the organization provides a shared platform of support services for projects under the umbrella of its 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. These support services encompass financial, human resources, compliance, reporting and administration needs.
The Oakland-based Trust for Conservation Innovation supports a wide variety of initiatives in the areas of energy efficiency and urban infrastructure, habitat and species conservation, marine and fisheries conservation, sustainable food systems and agriculture, sustainable technology, and environmental education, outreach and advocacy. Projects include Azul, which works to empower Latino leadership for marine conservation; Friends of the Mesa Refuge, which supports the writers’ retreat in Point Reyes Station, California; and Saving Neighborhood Energy, which broadens access to energy efficiency building upgrade capital to low and moderate-income homeowners.