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Center for Watershed Protection $10,000 Continue research in illicit discharges, provide technical assistance to communities, and advocate for improvements in the detection and elimination of raw sewage and other pollutants entering the Chesapeake Bay watershed. N/A 2011 Chesapeake
James River Association $60,000 As the Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan shifts to the local level and to implementation, JRA work to ensure that MS4 permits and local stormwater programs are appropriately revised and strengthened to effectively address pollution in urban areas. They will work with targeted localities to develop strong Phase II WIPs and local codes and ordinances that will protect local waters. N/A 2011 Chesapeake
Water Stewardship, Inc. $25,000 Evaluate technical aspects and scientific validity of agricultural-related work products developed by grantees and advocacy organizations. Conduct technical analyses to identify strengths, weaknesses and scientific validity of proposed government policies and actions. Ensure that KCF and its grantees are aware of new agricultural technical and programmatic issues arising at the state and federal level and identify technical concerns/issues/recommendations. N/A 2011 Chesapeake
Nanticoke Watershed Alliance Inc $10,000 Assess the feasibility of installing grass buffers of variable width along farm drainage ditches to reduce nutrients entering the Chesapeake Bay from farm fields. N/A 2011 Chesapeake
  $5,000 Develop potential messages and communications strategy options for a marketing campaign targeted on reducing land application of manure. N/A 2011 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Bay Commission $5,000 Prepare a report to convey the information and recommendations emerging from the CBC Nutrients, Water Quality 2011 Chesapeake
Assateague Coastal Trust Inc $28,000 Support the Assateague Coastkeeper program. Their mission is to protect and enhance the natural resources of the Atlantic Coastal Bays watershed through advocacy, education and conservation. Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
Woodwrights, LLC $10,000 Work with selected Waterkeeper Chesapeake organizations to build their capacity in reaching out to decision makers in their localities, and building their fundraising and friend raising skills. Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
Herring Run Watershed Association $22,000 Support the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper program, to patrol the harbor, respond to calls on the pollution hotline and hold polluters accountable under the law. Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
Anacostia Riverkeeper, Inc. $30,000 The Anacostia Riverkeeper program promotes advocacy, enforcement, and public participation to improve the water quality of the Anacostia for the health of the local communities. Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc. $50,000 As part of a team working under a recently awarded USDA Conservation Innovation Grant to the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, demonstrate innovative technologies that convert excess animal manure into a usable form of energy on farms in nutrient hot spots of the Chesapeake Bay watershed in four states. Agriculture, Nutrients, Pollution, Water Quality 2011 Chesapeake
Friends of the Rappahannock, Inc. $20,000 To establish a base of volunteer/ members in the lower tidal portion of the Rappahannock River who will create a critical mass in that region and establish relationships with local officials and policymakers. Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, Inc. $40,000 The Choptank Riverkeeper program, located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, Inc. $35,000 Support the Miles/ Wye Riverkeeper program, located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association $45,000 The Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper covers a watershed of 24 counties in the Southern Tier of Pennsylvania and in Northern Maryland. Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
Maroon Consulting, LLC $30,000 Inform the Bay region Nutrients, Water Quality 2011 Chesapeake
Gunpowder Riverkeeper, Inc. $30,000 The Gunpowder Riverkeeper uses advocacy to strengthen policy to better protect the resources within the Gunpowder watershed, the source of drinking water to Baltimore City. Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
Potomac Riverkeeper Incorporated $25,000 Support the Shenandoah Riverkeeper program. The Shenandoah River, a major tributary to the Potomac, drains a large portion of Virginia west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It provides drinking water and recreational opportunities to a large part of the Shenandoah Valley. Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Rivers Association $16,000 Support the Severn Riverkeeper program. The Severn River is a direct tributary to the Chesapeake Bay, running through the Capitol in the State of Maryland. Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
Potomac Riverkeeper Incorporated $45,000 Support the Potomac Riverkeeper program. The Potomac River and its watershed encompasses almost 15,000 square miles in MD, VA, WV, PA, and DC, flowing 383 miles to the Chesapeake Bay. There are 6 million residents in the watershed, many of whom rely on the River for its drinking water. Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
Sassafras River Association $27,000 Support the Sassafras Riverkeeper. By working with local government officials, businesses and state legislators, the Riverkeeper targets high nutrient export sites and works to treat problem areas with BMPs. Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
EarthReports, Inc. $33,000 Support the Patuxent Riverkeeper program. The Patuxent River is the longest intrastate rivers in the State of Maryland crossing into seven counties. Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper, Inc. $30,000 Support the Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper program, working to protect, preserve and improve the quality of the tidal waters of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The Shorekeeper advocates compliance with environmental laws and ordinances, responds to citizen concerns and seeks solutions to water quality problems. Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
James River Association $25,000 Support the Upper James Riverkeeper program, serving as the full-time advocate for the area from the fall line in Richmond, to the headwaters of the River. Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
YWCA Annapolis and Anne Arundel County $5,000 The YWCA works to strengthen families and break the cycle of violence, which unfortunately is a service more in demand during difficult economic times. In November 2011 they will host their annual fundraising event in support of furthering their mission in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. This grant is used at the event to leverage additional contributions. N/A 2011 Chesapeake
Waterkeeper Alliance Inc $10,000 Support the Waterkeepers Chesapeake Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
West Rhode Riverkeeper $45,000 Support the West/ Rhode Riverkeeper program, based in Anne Arundel County, MD. The Rivereeper works to protect the local communities by stopping pollution, supporting enforcement of laws, and advocating for better environmental policies. Keepers 2011 Chesapeake
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay $7,000 The Chesapeake Covenant Community (CCC) will develop messaging around the Bay TMDL and WIPs translating Bay goals to the faith community Advocacy 2011 Chesapeake
National Audubon Society, Inc. $20,000 Apply Audubon Land Use, Non-traditional Allies 2011 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Bay Trust $3,000 Support the annual NFWF/CBFN Networking Forum, which brings in grantees to discuss accomplishments and lessons learned from past agricultural-related projects. Panels are designed to focus on opportunities for technology transfer and more widespread adoption of demonstrated conservation techniques, as well as implementing policy and program change. Pollution, Water Quality 2011 Chesapeake
Conservation Pennsylvania $25,000 Develop tools and messages to support the environmental community N/A 2011 Chesapeake
Piedmont Environmental Council $20,000 Support the Coalition for Smarter Growth Land Use, Stormwater 2011 Chesapeake
Anacostia Watershed Society, Inc $25,000 Through the Academy Advocacy, Stormwater 2011 Chesapeake
  $25,000 Support NPCA N/A 2011 Chesapeake
Sustainable Chesapeake $50,000 Provide project management for the recently awarded USDA Conservation Innovation Grant to the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network. The grant is designed to accelerate the deployment of manure to energy technologies that provide alternatives to land application and reduce nutrient pollution from animal agriculture production. N/A 2011 Chesapeake
Sierra Club Foundation $28,100 The MD Sierra Club Chapter will address environmental issues by providing intensive campaign support for grassroots activists. This approach will enable the chapter to educate, engage and mobilize a MD residents to participate in the Phase II WIP process and improve water quality. Advocacy, Political Will 2011 Chesapeake
Resource Dynamics, Inc. $25,000 Conduct analyses and provide policy recommendations for use by environmental advocates on critical agricultural issues important to attaining state watershed implementation plan goals, such as: nutrient management, federal and state CAFO programs, and emerging agricultural certainty programs. N/A 2011 Chesapeake
Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts $10,000 Assist MASCD in their efforts to promote federal financial support programs to local farmers and to encourage their continued participation in the USDA Conservation Security Program, with emphasis on Talbot County. These funds will offset costs to keep the program viable and improve farmers N/A 2011 Chesapeake
Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund $21,050 Strengthen MD LCV Education Fund to increase its ability to build and maintain partnerships, increase its ability to implement strategic issue campaigns, and maximize the power of the conservation community in Maryland. Advocacy 2011 Chesapeake
Northeast-Midwest Institute $5,000 Support a part-time coordinator for the Conservation Coalition in Washington, D.C. The Conservation Coalition is an affiliation of over 60 national environmental and conservation organizations that has functioned off and on since 1986 as a big tent meeting place for farm conservation and environmental interests to share information and develop joint strategies on agricultural issues. Pollution, Water Quality 2011 Chesapeake
Conservation Strategies, LLC $59,000 Contract with Conservation Strategy to The Campbell Foundation make more effective agricultural and stormwater funding strategies in the region and nationwide. Stormwater 2011 Chesapeake
Community Partners $1,000 Support the annual SAFSF staff and steering committee meeting to be held in Washington DC January 2012. The meeting brings together SAFSF members and other area funder colleagues to share what Agriculture, Nutrients 2011 Chesapeake
The Hatcher Group, Inc. $10,000 Develop potential messages and communications strategy options for a campaign focused on reducing pollution from agriculture. These will serve to educate legislators, the public and key decision makers on the need for stronger protections in Maryland to reduce water quality impacts from the land application of manure and sewage sludge. N/A 2011 Chesapeake
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated $175,000 Build a sustainable fisheries management system in the Chesapeake for the blue crab and striped bass fisheries. Facilitate a collaborative process with watermen and fishery managers to develop and win approval of fundamental management improvements. Simultaneously, build support for incorporating market-based tools, such as catch shares, into the management systems by demonstrating local success of catch shares through voluntary pilot projects. Fisheries 2008 Chesapeake
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated $175,000 Build a sustainable fisheries management system in the Chesapeake for the blue crab and striped bass fisheries. Facilitate a collaborative process with watermen and fishery managers to develop and win approval of fundamental management improvements. Simultaneously, build support for incorporating market-based tools, such as catch shares, into the management systems by demonstrating local success of catch shares through voluntary pilot projects. Fisheries 2009 Chesapeake
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated $175,000 Build a sustainable fisheries management system in the Chesapeake for the blue crab and striped bass fisheries. Facilitate a collaborative process with watermen and fishery managers to develop and win approval of fundamental management improvements. Simultaneously, build support for incorporating market-based tools, such as catch shares, into the management systems by demonstrating local success of catch shares through voluntary pilot projects. Fisheries 2010 Chesapeake
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated $175,000 Build a sustainable fisheries management system in the Chesapeake for the blue crab and striped bass fisheries. Facilitate a collaborative process with watermen and fishery managers to develop and win approval of fundamental management improvements. Simultaneously, build support for incorporating market-based tools, such as catch shares, into the management systems by demonstrating local success of catch shares through voluntary pilot projects. Fisheries 2011 Chesapeake
H. John Heinz III Center for Science Economics and the Environment $30,000 Develop and refine the Chesapeake Commons Data Initiative (CCDI), which is a web-based tool that empowers Chesapeake Bay watershed organizations by making ecological data on the Bay locally relevant, accessible, and easy-to-manage. Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
Environmental Grantmakers Association $15,000 The 2012 EGA Retreat will engage attendees in informative sessions and strategic opportunities, giving participants an occasion to gain a stronger awareness and understanding of the issues, obstacles, and opportunities that affect environmental grantmaking. N/A 2012 Chesapeake
River Network $3,000 The 2012 River Rally in Portland. Advocacy 2012 Chesapeake