Strong Communities Fund

Let’s change the way we think about land.

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  • What we do

    We are partnering with communities, building wealth, and power through ownership. We are pioneering innovation in the fields of modular cross laminated timber (CLT), cooperative ownership, and community-driven development. We are using bridge financing, patient private capital, and innovations in construction to lower the cost of homeownership. We are developing scalable and replicable models that can be used in historically underserved communities.

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  • Our projects

    Our projects and partnerships are built on a set of shared values and a commitment to the community. Neighborhoods identify critical properties and work with us to acquire, develop, and ultimately own the land on which they stand and the homes in which they live.

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Forterra’s Evergreen Carbon Capture Project Manager assesses the footprint of her summer adventures with Forterra’s new carbon calculator. Learn how much carbon a flight across the country or adventures into the Cascades contribute and what you can do about it.


5 Things We Learned About Affordable Housing

“Seed & Feed: Affordable Housing, Stretching the Possibilities” brought together voices from the affordable housing community for a discussion on the present achievements and potential of affordable housing in Seattle.


Federal Way adopts plan for its first neighborhood greenway

Federal Way adopts a plan for its first neighborhood greenway to make walking and biking safer!


Port offers environmental grants to airport communities | Organizations encouraged to submit applications for ecology projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 20, 2017 Contact: Brian DeRoy Media Officer, Port of Seattle 206.787.6801   SEATTLE —…


Saving Dead Man’s Pond

Forterra, a nonprofit formerly known as the Cascade Land Conservancy, purchased the 5-acre property in west Puyallup for $336,000. Forterra…


Study will look at transferring development rights to protect rural areas

How to protect rural properties in Kitsap County through legal procedures, such as “transfer of development rights,” will be the…


535 acres of Port Gamble Bay protected with community benefit

Kitsap County has purchased 535 acres of forestland and 1.5 miles of shoreline on Port Gamble Bay for permanent conservation.…