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Impact Investing

Impact investing provides flexible capital that we can deploy quickly to protect threatened farmland across the state. Investments are directed right to Washington Farmland Trust to protect local, working farms. Built on our financing model, investors receive annual interest payments over a specific time period and allow more local farmers to access affordable farmland in Washington, forever.

Farmland Impact Note

We are proud to share that we fully subscribed our first offering, the Farmland Impact Note, in 2018 thanks to 16 local investors and one institution. The $2.7 million we raised enabled the purchase and protection of 260 acres of high quality agricultural land, salmon habitat, forestland, and wetlands near Monroe. 

“The Farmland Impact Note is a big win for farmers, local communities, and investors. Not only will it protect 260 acres of farmland today, but Washington Farmland Trust now has a replicable tool for future conservation projects. I’m thrilled to be part of a local investment that is doing such good for our region.”

Leslie Christian, CFA, Farmland Impact Note Investor

Join us

Though we do not have another impact investment offering available at this time, we plan to use this tool in the future to protect threatened farmland and would love your support. To learn more about our impact investment work, and how qualified investors can participate in future offerings, contact Executive Director Melissa Campbell at invest (at) wafarmlandtrust (dot) org.