Feeding the Multitude

Urban Land Conservancy

The Urban Land Conservancy (ULC), a nonprofit organization established in 2003, uses real estate as a tool to benefit the Metro Denver community. In much the same way a land trust preserves open space for future generations, the ULC preserves community assets such as schools, affordable housing, and community centers in urban areas to ensure their continued benefit. The ULC is a supporting organization to The Denver Foundation with an independent board of directors.


What is Ours to Own?
Ours to Own is an innovative investment tool that allows ordinary citizens to invest as little as $20 — while earning returns — to contribute in projects and small businesses that strengthen the Metro Denver community. Through the Ours to Own investments, money flows through the local economy and creates opportunity for our friends, family and fellow citizens.

We believe that we all have a stake in mobilizing communities that serve and celebrate all Front Range residents. By engaging people to invest in the success of our community — and directly benefit from that success financially and socially — the initiative establishes a sustainable foundation for our neighborhoods to serve us all.

Urban Land Conservancy is a key partner:
ULC is thrilled to be partnering with Ours to Own. By providing our organization with a new source of capital, the Ours to Own Community Investment Note furthers our mission to acquire, develop, and preserve community real estate assets.
ULC has utilized the fund to invest in three properties that provide important real estate settings to fulfill a community’s need including: land for affordable housing and commercial space and two nonprofit centers that house a total of 13 organizations and provide almost 300 jobs, all with access to public transportation. The capital provided by the Ours to Own campaign allows ULC to expand our work in the areas of greatest need across metro Denver while also allowing our community to gain a modest return from our work.

How can I, or someone I know, invest?
Join the movement today.