Many land trusts have started to think strategically about how facilities can help achieve their mission and build on their success with land conservation. A facility is an opportunity for a land trust to engage their community in meaningful discussions on approaches to address climate change, reconnect a community with its key natural assets like a water body and bring diverse elements of a community together in a common shared story. Financing an ambitious building requires different fundraising skills, sources of capital and a lengthier planning process than the typical land conservation project. This workshop will look at two compelling case studies from the Galveston Bay Foundation and the San Diego River Park Foundation in their quest to build facilities that reconnect their communities with their namesake water bodies. Both Living Building Change Standards and LEED Green Build certification will be explored as climate change strategies. Participants will complete an assessment of their own organizations readiness to think about a facility and consider if they have the fundraising prerequisites before starting the process. Participants will walk away with overview of timeline for planning and fundraising for facility that they can adapt to meet their needs.