The Legacy Landscapes Fund is an independent foundation under German law. It combines public and private contributions. The contributions make up the foundation's capital.
In order to provide long-term core financing for 30 protected areas, the Fund plans to build a capital stock of about 1 billion US dollars by 2030. To that end, an annual amount of at least 100 million US dollars would need to be raised in the period up to 2030.
- Germany committed 100 million US dollars (82.5 million euros) for 2020 and is planning to increase its contribution in 2021.
- France will contribute in 2022.
- Four philanthropic foundations have already pledged some 35 million US dollars.
- Efforts are also being made to get private companies involved.