Chesapeake Bay Trust

Established in 1985, the Chesapeake Bay Trust is a non-profit, grant-making institution dedicated to promoting public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the natural resources of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay region.  In the past fifteen years, the Trust has doubled its grant-making five times through new partnerships, with current annual grant-making of approximately $25 million.  The Trust currently allocates these grant funds through more than 400 awards per year to entities who apply through open, competitive calls for proposals as well as programs such as the Chesapeake Conservation Corps.

Our Mission: To engage and empower diverse groups to take actions that enrich natural resources and local communities of the Chesapeake Bay region.