The Galveston Bay Foundation often partners with nonprofits at the national, state and local levels who share the same conservation values. Collectively, we reach more people to promote a healthier environment. Some alliances are short-term and are created around specific issues, while others are long-term and increase our credibility, exposure and support.
Restore America’s Estuaries
The Galveston Bay Foundation is a proud member of Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE). Established in 1995, Restore America’s Estuaries serves as a national alliance of 11 community-based organizations that preserve the nation’s network of estuaries by protecting and restoring the lands and waters essential to the richness and diversity of coastal life. Restore America’s Estuaries represents the interests of millions of citizens who care about the future of their coasts and estuaries. Working closely with government, business, volunteer, and conservation organizations, Restore America’s Estuaries has become a national force in the conservation of estuarine and coastal habitat.
In addition to the Galveston Bay Foundation, RAE’s members include American Littoral Society, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Conservation Law Foundation, EarthCorps, North Carolina Coastal Federation, Save the Bay-San Francisco, Save the Bay-Narragansett Bay, Save the Sound (a program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment), and Tampa Bay Watch.
For more information, please visit www.estuaries.org.
EarthShare of Texas
The Galveston Bay Foundation partners with EarthShare of Texas to provide an opportunity for city, state, federal, and corporate employees to support environmental organizations through workplace giving and payroll deduction. If you work for a participating company or government agency, please consider GBF when making your workplace giving decisions! For a list of participating government agencies and companies, visit EarthShare of Texas’s Workplace Giving website.
Land Trust Alliance
The Galveston Bay Foundation is a member of the Land Trust Alliance, a national conservation group that works to save the places people love by strengthening conservation throughout America. It works to increase the pace and quality of conservation by advocating favorable tax policies, training land trusts in best practices and working to ensure the permanence of conservation in the face of continuing threats. The Alliance publishes Land Trust Standards and Practices and provides financial and administrative support to the Commission. It has established an endowment to help ensure the success of the accreditation program and keep it affordable for land trusts of all sizes to participate in accreditation. More information can be found at www.landtrustalliance.org .
GBF is among 230 land trusts from across the country, including seven in Texas, that have been awarded accreditation since the fall of 2008. GBF is now able to display a seal of accreditation indicating to the public that it meets national standards for excellence, upholds the public trust, and ensures that conservation efforts are permanent. The seal is a mark of distinction in land conservation. This designation helps GBF portray credibility and stability as a non-profit organization.