A  primary  goal  of the Peterson Family Charitable Trust (PFCT) and Greenwoods Conservancy is to maintain a lasting relationship with a quality teaching / research institution or organization. Greenwoods Conservancy offers an attractive research site and facilities that are revenue neutral for SUNY Oneonta and the Biological Field Station in Cooperstown.

There is internal financial support for Greenwoods based projects and programs  and longer term support for on, and offsite, studies that support  PFCT / Greenwoods missions.