Support and Join our Mission

Financial Support

Your donation to GoodLands will directly support our efforts to thoughtfully increase the sustainability of Church lands and put our mission into local action through outreach. Contributing to GoodLands is the fastest and most effective way to ensure that this project will move forward toward its goals. Thank you!

If you are connected to relevant grants or fellowship opportunities or are interested in becoming a major donor, please contact the project director, Molly A. Burhans at


Non-Profit Status Update (10/07/15): GoodLands is currently establishing a fiscal sponsorship relationship with the extant 501(c)3, Commuity Solutions. Once that connection is legally established, all donations will be tax-deductible. We will announce once the process is complete, sometime in the next few weeks.


We are planning on incorporating as an independent 501(c)3 over the course of the next year.

Join Our Team

GoodLands is seeking individuals with multidisciplinary backgrounds suitable for advancing the goals of the project. Developing a prototype for a regional plan of Church lands is an entirely new undertaking. Consequently, creativity, mental agility, and the ability to work closely with a team are required for consideration for these positions. Preference will be given to individuals with experience and expertise in ecological design, landscape architecture, planning, GIS modeling, conservation, editing and programming. Scientific literacy, top-notch written communication skills and a strong work ethic are also required.


A few reasons why you may want to consider joining GoodLands team:

You will participate in a pioneering effort that has a potential to produce a significant number of academic publications.

You will perform meaningful work for a good cause that has the potential to have a global impact on the health of the environment.


If you would like to apply or would like more details about these positions, please contact us here.



Partner with us

GoodLands's work relies on collaboration. We are looking to collaborate with environmentally concerned organizations involved in fields related to landscaping, construction, education, planning, faith, and environmental and social justice.


GoodLands is currently working to establish outreach events with schools. If you would like to join the growing number of schools that have expressed interest in educational outreach partnerships, please contact us as soon as possible.


GoodLands is seeking an academic institution that can connect the project to a relevant scholarship community that can take advantage of, contribute to, and grow from GoodLands's innovative research methods and design framework that operates at the intersection of design, planning, community work, environmental studies and theology.


If you are interested in forming a partnership or would like to learn more about strategic partnerships, please contact us here.



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