Creating affordable homes and
strengthening communities through the
wise stewardship of land and resources.

Donors Wayne Jarvis & Virginia May with the Land Trust's Jeff Corey at the Annual Meeting

Support Us

Membership and its Benefits:

Your support is vital to our affordable homeownership work. To become a member of the Land Trust we ask that you make a financial, tax-deductible donation of any amount once a year. As a member of the Land Trust you receive the following benefits:

Membership Levels

Giving $100 & Above:

Members who give at the $100 or above level receive a Land Trust Membership card which can be used at various locally owned businesses and organizations to redeem discounts. Participating businesses include:

Being a Donor not a Member:

You can choose whether you would like to be considered a member of the Land Trust or a donor. Donors are sent the regular mailings from the Land Trust such as our Annual Report, our Fall Newsletter and invitations to Open Houses and other events. Donors are also solicited once a year for a renewal donation one year from the date they first donated and are listed in the Annual Report as Donors rather than members. Donors do not receive membership cards & benefits for donations of $100 or more.

Anonymous Members & Donors:

Members and donors who wish to remain anonymous and not have their names listed in the Land Trust’s Annual Report can request to be listed as anonymous members or donors.

For questions contact Laura E. Seitz at

IRA Giving

Due to new laws, individuals can give a portion of their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA's) tax-free to non-profits such as the Land Trust. The legislation was encated for 2008 and extended through 2009. Individuals age 70 1/2 and older can transfer up to $100,000 of IRA assets to public charities without triggering federal income taxes today or estate taxes in the future. Check with your tax advisor today to see how you can take advantage of the new laws.


Grandma’s Marathon Hosts

Read more about the Grandma's Marthon Lodging Fundraiser

Trust in the Land Volunteers

Read more about Trust in the Land

Homeowners Projects

Working with Youth Works, we have done cleaning, gardening, staining, and painting to improve the homes in the Land Trust and help out our homeowners. For more information on these projects please contact Jackie at 218-727-5372.

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