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Land Economics Foundation (LEF) is a not-for-profit charitable foundation organized to administer an investment fund which provides grants for research projects related to land economics. Since 1965 LEF has committed capital (5% of assets) to a number of significant and worthwhile endeavors across the country on a matching basis with other non-profit entities.

General Purpose. This charitable Foundation is to create and administer a research and education Investment Fund to be held in perpetuity or until such fund is terminated pursuant to law. The purposes of this Investment Fund are:

  1. To encourage and support the study and application of land economics and to support the highest ideals of scholarship and integrity for all fields-professional, business, governmental and land economics affairs and academics in which it is practiced;
  2. To expand the universe of knowledge and understanding of the principles of land economics and encourage and support the application of such principles to both public policy and private endeavour;
  3. To provide grants for research projects relating to land economics which are approved or originated by the Board of Trustees; and
  4. To perform or facilitate such other projects and activities as will carry out the purposes enumerated above.

Here are links to videos made at the Baltimore Land Economics Weekend, April 26, 2018 about the Land Economics Foundation and some of its recent grants.

LEF Overview and Recent Grants
LEF Introduction
Preserving Mt. Vernon, NY’s Historic Downtown
University of Washington: Impact of Office Environments on Office Occupants
Newberry Library: Saving Chicago’s Planning History

If interested, please contact:

Michelle Henrie
Zia – New Mexico Chapter