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Name of Organization Amount Description Keywords Year Office
Chester River Association $30,000 The Chester Riverkeeper works with farmers, homeowners, and local governments to promote watershed implementation plan efforts contributing to the health of the Chester River. Keepers, Political Will 2013 Chesapeake
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc. $50,000 As part of a team working under a 3-year USDA Conservation Innovation Grant to the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, demonstrate innovative technologies that convert excess animal manure into a usable form of energy (heat, electricity) on farms in nutrient hot spots of the Chesapeake Bay watershed in four states. Agriculture, Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
Gunpowder Riverkeeper, Inc. $35,000 GRK works on projects that involve environmental baseline monitoring, environmental outreach and advocacy to abate pollution and champion regulatory reform within the Gunpowder Watershed. Advocacy, Keepers, Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper, Inc. $30,000 Support the advocacy role of a new full-time Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper, working on building the capacity of the organization, addressing local land use decisions and building relationships within the community. Advocacy, Keepers 2013 Chesapeake
James River Association $15,000 The Lower James Riverkeeper serves as a full-time advocate for the James River Association in the Lower James River watershed. The Riverkeeper patrolls the river, monitors the health of the river and critical species, educates the public about river health, responds to citizen reports and pollution concerns, and develops strategies to address threats. Advocacy, Keepers 2013 Chesapeake
Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association $50,000 Using advocacy, enforcement and coalition building to protect and improve the ecological and aesthetic quality of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed and Chesapeake Bay. Advocacy, Keepers, Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
West Rhode Riverkeeper $46,000 West/Rhode Riverkeeper works to protect families and communities by stopping pollution. The Riverkeeper works with communities to enforce environmental law, promote restoration, and advocate for better environmental policy for local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. Advocacy, Keepers, Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
Oyster Recovery Partnership $5,000 Conduct native oyster restoration of tributary specific oyster sanctuaries in Harris Creek, Little Choptank and Tred Avon Rivers. Work with the management agencies (MD DNR and NOAA) to identify reefs for restoration and then physically conduct the restoration and subsequent monitoring. Fisheries 2013 Chesapeake
Association Of Baltimore Area Grantmakers Inc $1,500 Support the cost of reprinting the Maryland Children's Environmental Health Progress Report, to be further distributed to policy-makers, advocates, and opinion leaders. The report has enabled parents, community health advocates, environmental health scientists and others to be engaged on the health implications of environmental policy. Non-traditional Allies, Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
Schrauth Consulting, LLC $8,000 Work with the Chesapeake Bay Funders Advocacy, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
The Funders Network $10,000 Support the national Stormwater Funders' Group. The group supports joint learning and collaborative work among funders interested in stormwater management and green infrastructure issues. Keepers, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Piedmont Environmental Council $15,000 Build local partnerships to increase civic participation on projects leading to stronger stormwater protection, improved local water quality, and better environmental outcomes in the long term. Focus on redevelopment areas in Fairfax County, VA and Montgomery County, MD. Advocacy, Water Quality 2013 Chesapeake
Sustainable Chesapeake $70,000 Provide project management for the 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. Agriculture 2013 Chesapeake
Center for Watershed Protection $15,000 Develop a fact sheet and presentation on stormwater utilities that describes why utilities are needed, highlights the use of stormwater utilities across the country, and shows examples of how utility fees are being spent in Maryland. Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Conservation Pennsylvania $81,500 Educate and engage under-represented and unlikely voters. Build relationships with these voters through multiple media in order to: 1) educate them about environmental issues facing Pennsylvania; 2) transform them into engaged conservation advocates, and 3) ensure that they become regular participants in state and local elections. Political Will 2013 Chesapeake
Anacostia Watershed Society, Inc $20,000 The National Capital Region _ Watershed Stewards Academy trains community leaders to be engaged in developing and implementing local solutions to stormwater management problems, raising awareness within local communities. Advocacy, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Sierra Club Foundation $60,000 Mobilize members and supporters to strengthen regulations designed to reduce pollution from stormwater and agricultural operations. Advocacy, Agriculture, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Clean Water Fund $25,000 In the Susquehanna River watershed, establish strong health and environmental protections around shale gas extraction and reductions in stormwater runoff. Advocacy, Stormwater, Water Quality 2013 Chesapeake
Alice Ferguson Foundation, Inc $15,000 The Trash Free Maryland Alliance is a network of organizations and businesses working to champion policies to reduce litter, with an emphasis on plastic bags, polystyrene, and beverage containers. Non-traditional Allies 2013 Chesapeake
University System of Maryland Foundation Inc $40,000 Agriculture Initiative and manage the CBFN pilot projects providing oversight of workplans and budget, and assisting in the management of the Manure to Energy USDA CIG grant in partnership with NFWF Agriculture 2013 Chesapeake
National Wildlife Federation $40,000 Advocacy, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc. $88,000 Support Aubon Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc $50,000 Lead the Choose Clean Water Coalition Advocacy, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Clean Air Watch $35,000 CAW promotes clean air policies through a combination of aggressive media education and grassroots advocacy. They will continue to work with allied health and conservation organizations to shape public perception through media channels. N/A 2013 Chesapeake
Environmental Integrity Project $60,000 Use monitoring and pollution analysis to hold CAFOs accountable for discharges and air emissions in the Bay watershed. Improve regulation of CAFO water and air pollution, and challenge EPA actions when they do not meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act and other laws. Agriculture 2013 Chesapeake
H. John Heinz III Center for Science Economics and the Environment $40,000 Work with a coalition of groups to provide information that leads to better enforcement of water quality laws in Maryland. Assess what information is needed and available, gather and compile data, and create communications products (including story maps and salient data visualization). Advocacy, Agriculture 2013 Chesapeake
Society of Environmental Journalists, Inc. $10,000 Improve the quality and reach of news coverage on watershed health, water quality, marine and coastal issues; protect and increase journalists Communications 2013 Chesapeake
Alliance for Justice $7,000 Through a coordinated program of workshops, technical assistance, publications, and public education, AFJ gives nonprofits and foundations legal guidance and information on how to build advocacy capacity. Advocacy 2013 Chesapeake
Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund $150,000 Mobilize citizens across Maryland to act in ways that benefit the environment and lead to enduring change. Political Will 2013 Chesapeake
Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Inc $10,000 In partnership with businesses, nonprofits, neighborhood organizations and City and County governments, The Healthy Harbor Initiative aims to make Baltimore Harbor safe for swimming and fishing by the year 2020. Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Marshall-Wythe School of Law Foundation $10,000 Provide advocates in the MD Trading Group and the Accounting for Growth Workgroup with the legal research support to help strengthen MDE Advocacy, Agriculture 2013 Chesapeake
Water Stewardship, Inc. $75,000 Expand WSI Agriculture 2013 Chesapeake
Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center $50,000 Build support for specific policies to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution from agribusiness operations, with a focus on statewide policies that could have the biggest impact. Help cultivate and expand a budding coalition of groups working on these issues. Work together to make progress on issues like transparency for agribusinesses, more and better on-the-ground practices, and market-based approaches to reducing pollution. Advocacy, Agriculture 2013 Chesapeake
Anacostia Watershed Society, Inc $45,000 Continue to train citizens about stormwater policies and respond to local advocates in Prince George Advocacy, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Virginia League of Conservation Voters Education Fund $85,000 Secure significant policy victories for land conservation and water quality protection through education and outreach, to include: 1)Educating decision makers; 2)Recruiting, training and mobilizing citizens concerned about conservation; 3)Increasing voter participation through nonpartisan GOTV activities. WIP 2013 Chesapeake
Southern Environmental Law Center $20,000 Defend, monitor, and advance implementation of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL. Serve on the legal team for environmental groups defending EPA Advocacy, Water Quality, WIP 2013 Chesapeake
National Wildlife Federation $225,000 The Choose Clean Water Coalition serves as a united advocate for restoring the thousands of streams and rivers flowing to the Chesapeake Bay by coordinating policy, message action and accountability for clean water at the federal, state and local levels. Advocacy, WIP 2013 Chesapeake
Virginia Conservation Network $45,000 VCN is composed of more than 150 conservation and community groups, providing unified and strategic efforts on issues such as nutrient trading, agricultural best management practices, and uranium mining. They also serve as the state lead for the Choose Clean Water Coalition. Advocacy 2013 Chesapeake
North American Association for Environmental Education $5,000 Support a reception during the North American Association for Environmental Education Annual Conference, to honor Governor O'Malley for his leadership on Maryland becoming the first state to require students to be environmentally literate as a high school graduation requirement. Non-traditional Allies 2013 Chesapeake
Environmental Grantmakers Association $5,000 EGA will host the Advocacy, Political Will 2014 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. 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, Political Will 2014 Chesapeake
James River Association $15,000 The Lower James Riverkeeper serves as a full-time advocate for the James River Association in the Lower James River watershed. The Riverkeeper patrolls the river, monitors the health of the river and critical species, educates the public about river health, responds to citizen reports and pollution concerns, and develops strategies to address threats. Advocacy, Fisheries, Keepers 2014 Chesapeake
Resource Dynamics, Inc. $10,000 Analyze technical and policy related initiatives associated with agriculture that will increase the pace of Bay cleanup. Key issue areas include: strengthening nutrient management tools and programs and improving verification and tracking of on- the- ground management practices. Agriculture 2014 Chesapeake
River Network $5,000 Provide scholarships to help Chesapeake Bay watershed leaders participate in River Rally 2014. The event will be held in Pittsburgh, PA and will bring together several hundred river leaders, staff and board members for learning and networking opportunities. Capacity, Political Will 2014 Chesapeake
Natural Resources Solutions, LLC $25,000 Identify effective ways for poultry producers on the eastern shore of Maryland to meet the state Agriculture, Nutrients 2014 Chesapeake
Commonwealth of Virginia $3,000 Sponsor the 2014 Environment Virginia Symposium, which is held each year to address environmental issues in the state. Non-traditional Allies, Political Will 2014 Chesapeake
Action Media $20,000 Increase the clarity and power of public communications for Bay Restoration. Work with local messengers and champions, based on the interests and perspectives most important to them. Communications that build long-term relationships will be developed in identified locations, and made available throughout the state and region for similar activity elsewhere. Communications, Political Will 2014 Chesapeake
Association Of Baltimore Area Grantmakers Inc $3,000 The Green Funders Affinity Group is an active forum for ABAG members to share and learn about effective grant-making and new developments in the fields of community greening, environment and sustainability. Non-traditional Allies, Stormwater 2014 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Climate Action Network $55,000 Work with Maryland state officials to develop best practices for Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling. Challenge a new threat from fracking in Maryland in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports out of Dominion Resources Advocacy 2014 Chesapeake
Clean Water Fund $75,000 Defend stormwater policy gains in Maryland and at the local level; work to defeat a proposed waste incinerator in South Baltimore; encourage MDE to consider cumulative impacts when approving permits; assist Baltimore City EJ communities in accessing available dedicated funds. Advocacy, Stormwater 2014 Chesapeake