In 2018, as we were in our 15th year as an organization, we developed a program to help expedite improvements on the Trail. The Corgan Canopy Fund functions as an “incubator” supporting early-stage project development while fundraising takes place. The purpose of the Corgan Canopy Fund is to provide sufficient seed funding, so multiple projects can move forward at the same time, creating a pool of projects that are ready to go as funding allows or demand arises. The fund can help cover early project expenses and is then replenished by capital raised during the fundraising efforts.
The Trail Conservancy has established criteria by which its projects are selected. These criteria centered around two focus areas: 1) community need and benefit, and 2) TTC capacity and ability to complete the projects.