The Russell Foundation was established in 2003 as a private foundation under Section 501(c)(3) and a 509(a) of the Internal revenue Code (IRC). The Russell Farm and Forest Conservation Foundation was based in New Boston, New Hampshire and focused on assisting landowners and farmers through a customized approach to permanent protection of the land and the important farmland soils, secure access and tenure to farmland for farms, and farm viability that focuses on sustainable holistic food production.

Prioritizing the region’s farm families, farmland soils, and demand for locally grown food, the Russell Foundation provided support toward the protection of critically important soils and local economically sustainable farms that are integrated into the community and ecosystem. Supporting over 60 farms in more then 40 townships in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, the Russell Foundation completed over 100 farm conservation and transfer projects.

The Russell Farm and Forest Conservation Foundation will close in June 2018 leaving a legacy to benefit the environment, communities and generations to come.