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Virginia Conservation Network $95,000 Ensure a powerful, diverse and coordinated conservation movement in Virginia, partnering with 125 conservation organizations. Prepare a Common Agenda of proposals annually. Accountability, Advocacy, Civic Engagement, Political Will, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Inc $10,000 Support the Healthy Harbor Initiative, connecting Baltimore residents with the Harbor, fostering local environmental stewardship. Civic Engagement, Outreach, Pollution, Stormwater 2020 Chesapeake
N Street Village $12,500 Community response grant to support vulnerable women and families in DC communities during the pandemic. This grant supports work being done to provide resources to those vulnerable from homelessness, mental illness, addiction, lack of accessible healthcare, and job insecurity. N/A 2020 Chesapeake
Bay Journal Media, Inc. $75,000 Support the journalism programs, bringing in-depth reporting and commentary about the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed, resources, and people. Baywide, Communications, Outreach 2020 Chesapeake
Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley $20,000 Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley serves as the hub for conservation partnerships throughout the Valley, serving as a champion for clean water, thriving communities and protected rural landscapes. Accountability, Advocacy, Agriculture, Political Will, Pollution, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
Center for Watershed Protection $100,000 Provide technical resources to local governments, in the form of a 'Circuit Rider', advancing watershed protection and restoration in Lancaster County, PA. Grow the capacity by establishing a PA office. Capacity, Nutrients, Stormwater, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association, Inc. $55,000 Protect and promote the Middle Susquehanna watershed and its resources through a Riverkeeper program. Accountability, Advocacy, Keepers, Nutrients, Political Will, Pollution, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
James River Association $100,000 Through the Riverkeeper and Advocacy staff, address pollution threats and engage with communities to monitor and advocate on behalf of the James River. Accountability, Advocacy, Keepers, Political Will, Pollution, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
Anacostia Watershed Society, Inc $369 Professional Development Capacity 2020 Chesapeake
Conservation Foundation of Lancaster County $245,000 To support operation of the Lancaster Clean Water Partnership to advance conservation practice implementation and water quality in Lancaster PA. Advocacy, Agriculture, Capacity, Civic Engagement, Communications, Comprehensive Plans, Land Use, Non-traditional Allies, Nutrients, Outreach, Political Will, Stormwater, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
Conservation Foundation of Lancaster County $100,000 To support demonstration manure injection program through the Lancaster Conservation District. Program will create demonstration farms, create pilot incentive program to promote adoption and support development of animal drawn injection equipment. Agriculture, Capacity, Communications, Land Use, Non-traditional Allies, Nutrients, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Stormwater Network, Inc. $20,000 Maintain a network of stormwater professionals, offering direct training on stormwater design, providing an analysis of changing regulations, and translating the best stormwater science. Stormwater, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
Clean Water Fund $20,000 Expand voter engagement and issue education infrastructure in Northern Virginia, utilizing digital canvassing and related outreach and recruitment strategies. Advocacy, Civic Engagement, Outreach 2020 Chesapeake
Blue Water Baltimore, Inc. $95,000 Support the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper program, utilizing science, policy and the law to reduce pollution and restore water quality, protecting the public's right to clean water in Baltimore. Accountability, Advocacy, Keepers, Political Will, Pollution, Stormwater, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
PennFuture $50,000 Advance advocacy campaigns focused on reducing nutrient pollution throughout the Commonwealth of PA. Accountability, Advocacy, Political Will, Pollution, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
Potomac Conservancy, Inc $50,000 Advocate for pollution reductions through clean water policy, zoning, funding and public awareness. Through partnership, empower communities and individuals to advocate for clean water in the Potomac region. Accountability, Advocacy, Nutrients, Political Will, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
Ducks Unlimited, Inc $40,000 Matching funds to keep a biologist on staff to do farmer outreach to enroll them in USDA conservation programs. Particularly target water quality and wetlands program. Agriculture, Capacity, Land Use, Non-traditional Allies, Outreach, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
LEAD Maryland Foundation, Inc. $10,000 Operations support for LEAD Maryland Program. Provide training to emerging agricultural leaders and engage conservation community in collaborating with agriculture. Agriculture, Communications, Non-traditional Allies, Political Will, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
Green Fin Studios $51,811 Support operation of the Delmarva Land and Litter Collaborative (DLLC) for one year. Included in projected work are advancing litter connector, outreach to additional groups and political leaders, development of better understanding of ammonia and potential management and better grain production management in addition to normal function of DLLC to get diverse groups together. Advocacy, Agriculture, Communications, Land Use, Non-traditional Allies, Nutrients, Political Will, Pollution, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy $35,000 Support for implementation of WSA's new strategic plan and continued engagement/behavior change of Anne Arundel County residents and communities. Advocacy, Capacity, Stormwater 2020 Chesapeake
Pennsylvania Environmental Council Inc $3,090 Professional Development Capacity 2020 Chesapeake
Environmental Integrity Project $110,000 Increase accountability from point sources, mainly urban and industrial sources in Pennsylvania. In particular, monitor the work of Harrisburg in reducing its sewage/ stormwater overflows. Accountability, Advocacy, Political Will, Pollution, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
Wetlands Watch, Inc. $40,000 Empower residents and local government officials to use the authority within local governments to protect natural resources, particularly those threatened by climate change. Accountability, Advocacy, Land Use, Nutrients, Political Will, Pollution, Stormwater, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
Friends of the Rappahannock, Inc. $30,000 Serve as the voice for the Rappahannock River and the 18 counties that make-up its watershed. Expand their River Steward model to have four individual staff serving water segments and its respective communities. Accountability, Advocacy, Capacity, Land Use, Nutrients, Outreach, Pollution, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
American Rivers, Inc $50,000 Develop a "Stormwater Academy, consisting of 3-5 intensive sessions for municipal staff on green infrastructure. Lead partners on commenting on revisions to the PA Stormwater BMP Manual. Advocacy, Nutrients, Outreach, Stormwater, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
Friends of the Rappahannock, Inc. $13,060 Support for implementation of technology plan Capacity 2020 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Legal Alliance Inc $481 Professional Development Capacity 2020 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council $1,198 Funding for equipment to help CBLP Certification online training. Capacity 2020 Chesapeake
Anacostia Watershed Society, Inc $328 Professional Development Capacity 2020 Chesapeake
Commons Inc $6,240 Funding for server hosting services for Commons products. Capacity 2020 Chesapeake
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay $5,000 Sponsorship for the 2020 Taste of the Chesapeake N/A 2020 Chesapeake
Oyster Recovery Partnership $4,500 Challenge grant to build long term operations support and broaden funding base. Capacity, Fisheries, Non-traditional Allies, Nutrients, Political Will, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
Anacostia Watershed Society, Inc $45,000 Use the Watershed Stewards Academy model to raise awareness, increase the number of advocates and implement restoration projects. Advocate for the remediation of toxics in the Anacostia and the implementation of stormwater pollutant and volume controls. Advocacy, Outreach, Pollution, Stormwater, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
PennFuture $75,000 Support Penn Future's Civic Engagement program, working towards a responsive democracy. In 2020, the message is around voter registration and GOTV. Accountability, Advocacy, Civic Engagement, Political Will 2020 Chesapeake
Preservation Maryland $115,000 Work at the County level, within coalitions, to develop and implement comprehensive plans that protect natural resources and curb sprawl development. Focus on redevelopment programs as a way to revitalize under-represented communities. Advocacy, Comprehensive Plans, Land Use, Pollution, Stormwater 2020 Chesapeake
Waterkeepers Chesapeake $65,000 Provide organizational support and skills training for the individual 17 Waterkeeper member programs within the Chesapeake. Advocacy, Capacity, Keepers, Pollution, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
West Virginia Rivers Coalition $10,000 Support their advocacy and policy work, and grassroots community organizing, focusing on the Eastern Panhandle. Advocacy, Pollution, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
The Nature Conservancy $90,000 This project contains two components: 1) to do an assessment of barriers to broad based producer participation in implementing advanced conservation and 2) to initiate outreach mechanisms through private (i.e. input supplier) and government programs. Particular attention will be payed to non-operating landowners and producers with high potential to advance conservation implementation. Documentation of penetration of conservation will be provided. N/A 2020 Chesapeake
Trout Unlimited $60,000 Social engagement focusing on Pennsylvania and national funding to support Bay restoration. TU will also provide technical assistance on restoration programs in the Susquehanna basin. Building local support for coldwater fisheries is an important component of local support for broader water quality objectives. Capacity, Civic Engagement, Fisheries, Land Use, Non-traditional Allies, Nutrients, Outreach, Political Will, Pollution, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts $20,000 To support increased management and capacity at the Conservation Districts throughout Maryland. Agriculture, Capacity, Land Use, Nutrients, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
The Mill $125,000 To provide technical support and decision support tools to improve the efficiency of nutrient use. Adopt Decision Ag Support and other tools that assess profit and ROI from nutrient, strain selection and other management issues to foster farm economic viability while reducing nutrient and sediment loss. Move ahead of Land Grant University recommended rates to profit focused decisions. Agriculture, Land Use, Non-traditional Allies, Nutrients, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
Preservation Maryland $5,400 Provided three laptops that had increased field usability, battery life, and processing program compatibility. Capacity 2019 Chesapeake
Lancaster Conservancy $90,000 Focus on the connections between land protection and water quality, while engaging the Lancaster County community. Land Use, Outreach, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
Common Cause Education Fund $20,000 Support the Maryland chapter and its focus on maximizing transparency and ensuring remote participation in government processes. Work with partners on raising constituent voices and removing barriers to voting. Accountability, Advocacy, Civic Engagement, Equity, Outreach, Political Will 2020 Chesapeake
Earth Force Inc $10,000 Provide the tools necessary for middle school students on the Delmarva peninsula to experience civic action by participating in an inquiry based program, "Caring For Our Watersheds". Civic Engagement, Outreach, Pollution 2020 Chesapeake
ShoreRivers, Inc $235,000 Support for riverkeeper and agricultural programs. Also to advance innovative market based systems in Maryland. Agriculture, Keepers, Non-traditional Allies, Nutrients, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
Lower Shore Land Trust $35,000 Engage conservation in strategic plans of counties and municipalities in region. Also advance precision conservation and communication between rural and urban communities. Continue Airs lands discussions. Capacity, Communications, Equity, Land Use, Non-traditional Allies, Nutrients, Political Will, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay $55,000 Advance corporate partnerships to support ag conservation implementation in Lancaster County. Particular focus on dairy sector and developing new corporate partners. Advocacy, Agriculture, Capacity, Non-traditional Allies, Nutrients, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
Potomac Conservancy, Inc $1,128 Professional Development Capacity 2020 Chesapeake
Lancaster Farmland Trust $5,000 Professional Development Capacity 2020 Chesapeake
Lancaster Conservancy $3,000 Professional Development Capacity 2020 Chesapeake
The Funders Network $20,000 Provide coordination and support for the national Urban Water Funders affinity group, and the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network's Urban Waters Workgroup. Capacity, Stormwater 2020 Chesapeake
Piedmont Environmental Council $20,000 Support the Coalition for Smarter Growth, and their work to address stormwater management and stream restoration around commercial corridor redevelopment in Northern Virginia. Accountability, Advocacy, Land Use, Pollution, Stormwater 2020 Chesapeake
Nanticoke Watershed Alliance Inc $40,000 Accomplish large scale restoration and community collaboration by working in partnership with volunteers, agriculture and local municipalities. Capacity, Outreach, Pollution, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, Inc $75,000 Inspire watershed stewardship and activism in people of faith throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Equip and support congregations to address local water quality impacts, and empower them to be mobilized the call to action in sacred texts. Diverse Partnerships, Outreach, Pollution, Stormwater, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council $30,000 Continue development and management of the Chesapeake Bay Landscaping Professionals program.The program is targeted towards those in the field that design, install, and maintain green infrastructure practices. Outreach, Stormwater, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
Outdoor Afro $10,000 General operating support grant to advance equitable accessibility to the outdoors. Outdoor Afro fosters connections and leadership in Black communities to address the historical exclusion of these communities from outdoor recreation. Advocacy, Diverse Partnerships, Equity 2020 Chesapeake
Tri Community Mediation $10,000 The Vulnerable Populations Task Force on the Lower Eastern Shore, facilitated by Tri Community Mediation, emerged as a community response to address the systemic issues made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has since evolved to address systemic barriers to education, vaccination, voter registration, and the census among others. Civic Engagement, Diverse Partnerships, Equity, Non-traditional Allies, Outreach 2020 Chesapeake
Lancaster Conservancy $125,000 To provide farmer outreach, technical assistance and project management to implement conservation in Lancaster County. Agriculture, Nutrients, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
Anacostia Watershed Society, Inc $1,100 Professional Development Capacity 2020 Chesapeake
Anacostia Watershed Society, Inc $500 Professional Development Capacity 2020 Chesapeake
Donegal Trout Unlimited $46,240 Stream restoration in Lancaster in support of the PA WIP plus outreach to youth and underserved communities. Funds will also be used to support a contractor to assist with social media. Agriculture, Civic Engagement, Communications, Diverse Partnerships, Fisheries, Land Use, Non-traditional Allies, Nutrients, Outreach, Political Will, Water Quality, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay $50,000 To strengthen the long term fiscal stability of the Alliance through strategic actions to strengthen and diversify fundraising. Advocacy, Agriculture, Baywide, Capacity, Civic Engagement, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore $10,000 Support the development and launch of a community needs assessment, and explore the development of a nonprofit incubator on the Shore. Capacity, Diverse Partnerships, Equity, Outreach 2020 Chesapeake
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc. $10,000 Support general operations within the Conservation Program. Advocacy, Capacity, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
Blue Water Baltimore, Inc. $10,000 Support the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper program. Advocacy, Capacity, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
Dickinson College $35,000 Support the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) and their Susquehanna Stream Teams and the enhancement of Creek Watch, empowering citizens to monitor and report pollution problems. Nutrients, Outreach, Pollution, Stormwater, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
James River Association $10,000 Support JRA's River Advocacy program. Advocacy, Capacity, Keepers, Political Will, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund $7,587 General support to build and diversity the voices pushing for clean water, healthy air and climate justice for all Maryland. Accountability, Advocacy, Civic Engagement, Diverse Partnerships, Political Will 2020 Chesapeake
Pennsylvania Environmental Council Inc $20,000 Educate and empower leaders and volunteers of Clean Water Organizations so they can engage in local government processes and improve watershed management. Accountability, Advocacy, Capacity, Civic Engagement, Political Will, Pollution, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
PA Parks and Forests Foundation $30,000 Build awareness around the need to invest in and conserve Pennsylvania public lands; turn that awareness into action to address the $ 1 billion need for maintenance on these public lands. Accountability, Advocacy, Land Use, Political Will 2020 Chesapeake
Wildlife Leadership Academy $20,000 WLA works to engage and empower high school age youth to become Conservation Ambassadors. $10,000 of this support was in response to a student-driven 1-1 match to support future students. Diverse Partnerships, Outreach, Water Quality 2020 Chesapeake
University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center $10,000 EFC with the Water Center, will analyze water sector infrastructure (drinking, wastewater, stormwater) in 3 locations, along with their investment needs and capacity to take advantage of state/ federal resources. Capacity, WIP 2020 Chesapeake
University of Maryland Eastern Shore $5,760 Conduct a first order assessment of the prevalence of "Heirs Lands" in Maryland. Black and minority communities commonly inherit lands that are not recorded and may be owned in common thereby constraining their economic value, viability for use and making conservation implementation difficult. Agriculture, Diverse Partnerships, Equity, Land Use 2020 Chesapeake
River Network $50,000 Assist groups in the Chesapeake watershed with organizational development and capacity building needs. Offer Roundtable conversations on issues of concern to the network, along with trainings, mentoring and personalized coaching. Capacity 2021 Chesapeake
First Fruits Farm Inc $28,000 General Support N/A 2007 Chesapeake
First Fruits Farm Inc $20,000 General Support N/A 2009 Chesapeake
Lancaster Conservancy $20,000 Lancaster Water Week Capacity 2021 Chesapeake
Clean Water Fund $60,000 Address septic system pollution and its impact on the Bay, ground water and well water. Maryland work will also include zero-waste efforts with the reliance on incinerators. Advocacy, Diverse Partnerships, Land Use, Political Will, Water Quality 2021 Chesapeake
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay $90,000 Support green infrastructure solutions to stormwater runoff in Lancaster City and County, PA. Engage and activate diverse communities to participate in installing stormwater reducing practices. Diverse Partnerships, Land Use, Stormwater 2021 Chesapeake
Lower Shore Land Trust $9,450 Technology Capacity Assessment and Creation of Technology Plan Capacity 2021 Chesapeake
Living Classroom Foundation $10,000 Support the partnership between the Masonville Cove Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership and the Harbor City Chapter of The Links, Inc. to promote conservation careers, community greening, and habitat restoration efforts for young people of color. Diverse Partnerships, Equity, Water Quality 2021 Chesapeake
California Coastkeeper $75,000 Support for coordinating, supporting, and enhancing the work of local California Waterkeepers to protect and enhance coastal and marine ecosystems, as well as water supply and quality. Accountability, Advocacy, Capacity, Keepers, Pollution, Stormwater, Water Quality 2021 Chesapeake
PA Parks and Forests Foundation $2,115 Professional Development Capacity 2021 Chesapeake
ShoreRivers, Inc $2,880 Support for consultant to develop an organizational Technology Plan. Capacity 2021 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Bay Trust $5,000 Sponsorship for Treasure the Chesapeake gala. N/A 2021 Chesapeake
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders $500 Speaker stipend for Chesapeake Bay Funders Network. Capacity 2021 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Legal Alliance Inc $45,000 CLA provides pro bono legal services to environmental advocates working to protect the Chesapeake Bay and its communities, supporting clients who would otherwise not have access to the legal system. Advocacy, Water Quality 2021 Chesapeake
Gunpowder Riverkeeper, Inc. $35,000 Defend the Gunpowder River and its reservoirs from environmental threats, holding polluters and government officials accountable. Accountability, Advocacy, Keepers, Pollution, Water Quality 2021 Chesapeake
Potomac Riverkeeper Incorporated $135,000 Support the Shenandoah, Potomac, and Upper Potomac Riverkeeper programs as they stop pollution and enhance community engagement. Accountability, Advocacy, Keepers, Pollution, Water Quality 2021 Chesapeake
Arundel Rivers Federation $85,000 Support the Riverkeeper program, covering the South, West and Rhode Rivers in Arundel County. Accountability, Advocacy, Keepers, Water Quality 2021 Chesapeake
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc. $95,000 Support the Conservation Program, working to improve stormwater policies and regulations throughout the DC metro area. Accountability, Advocacy, Comprehensive Plans, Stormwater, Water Quality, WIP 2021 Chesapeake
Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association $90,000 Support the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper and the advocacy to improve protection of the waterway, and compliance of laws. Accountability, Advocacy, Keepers, Pollution, Water Quality 2021 Chesapeake
National Wildlife Federation $275,000 Support the Choose Clean Water Coalition, harnessing the collective power of the Chesapeake region's advocacy community to advance common goals around clean water. Accountability, Advocacy, Baywide, Civic Engagement, Diverse Partnerships, Political Will, WIP 2021 Chesapeake
Pennsylvania Voice $30,000 Harness the power of more than 42 local civic engagement organizations to strengthen the democratic process in Pennsylvania. Advocacy, Civic Engagement, Diverse Partnerships, Equity, Non-traditional Allies, Political Will 2021 Chesapeake
Virginia League of Conservation Voters Education Fund $80,000 Preserve and protect Virginia's natural landscape by making conservation a top priority with decision makers and engaging constituents in conservation policy and the democratic process. Accountability, Advocacy, Civic Engagement, Political Will, WIP 2021 Chesapeake
ShoreRivers, Inc $30,152 Tech capacity building grant to support purchase of Survey, video, and Water Quality Testing Equipment and storage upgrades. Capacity 2021 Chesapeake
Coastal Conservation Association $10,000 Improve management of finfish, build habitat for multiple fisheries including finfish and crustaceans, and broaden outreach to youth and minority communities to advance participation in fisheries and conservation. Advocacy, Civic Engagement, Fisheries, Land Use, Non-traditional Allies, Outreach, Political Will, Water Quality 2021 Chesapeake
Commons Inc $155,000 Build decision support systems to more effectively target investment of conservation dollars and quantify the effects of conservation practices. A particular emphasis is placed on increasing engagement with the agricultural community. Agriculture, Baywide, Land Use, Non-traditional Allies, Nutrients, Water Quality 2021 Chesapeake
Alliance for Justice $10,000 Through AFJ's Bolder Advocacy program, provide trainings and resources on how environmental nonprofits can exercise their right to utilize advocacy strategies. Advocacy, Civic Engagement 2021 Chesapeake