A Snapshot of POST Finances
POST spends a very high percentage of our funds directly on our programs.
Because the transaction cycle in land conservation is long (it can take more than five years to finalize a purchase), we believe a five-year rolling average is the most meaningful view of our financial performance.
If you include the cost of land acquisitions — our most significant fulfillment of our mission — program efficiency was actually 92% over the last five years.
Over the five year period represented graphically, POST also acquired $90 million of land that does not impact our program expense because these were balance sheet-only transactions.
If you have questions about our financial results, please contact Heather Kantor, CFO, at hkantor [at] openspacetrust.org.