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The Chesapeake Bay Trust awards more than $10 million in grant funding each year to hundreds of nonprofits and community organizations throughout the region for hands-on projects that are ensuring cleaner, greener, healthier Chesapeake, Coastal Bays, and Youghiogheny watersheds for years to come.


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Impact of Our Work

Interested in learning more about the projects we’ve supported? This interactive map showcases the awards made and provides a snapshot of our portfolio.

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Grants & Opportunities

The Trust’s grant-making strategies are shaped by three core objectives: environmental education, demonstration-based restoration, and community engagement. We look to these objectives as touchstones for developing our grant programs, engaging new partners, and communicating about our work.

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Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is proud to partner with Prince George’s County on its Rain Check Rebate Program, offering incentives to homeowners, businesses, and others to install practices that will improve stormwater runoff quality, reduce runoff quantity, and improve local streams and rivers.

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Latest News from the Trust

August 22, 2022 in News

2022-2023 Chesapeake Conservation Corps Class Announced

  2022-2023 Chesapeake Conservation Corps Class Announced   (Annapolis, MD) August 16,2022-The Chesapeake Bay Trust, with the support of the Maryland Chesapeake Bay license plate as well as other sources,…
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July 19, 2022 in News

Just how much is a hospital green space worth?

NEWS PROVIDED BY Nature Sacred First of its kind calculator shows financial impact of nature spaces in mitigating burnout-related costs in hospitals ANNAPOLIS, MD -- In the midst of a…
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July 13, 2022 in Blog

Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a global movement that challenges people to be an active participant in the solution to plastic pollution. It encourages people to use less single use plastics…
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July 6, 2022 in News

Chesapeake Bay Trust Awards – Fiscal Year 2023

The Chesapeake Bay Trust (Trust) has awarded over $130 million through more than 14,000 awards to ensure cleaner, greener, healthier Chesapeake, Coastal Bays, and Youghiogheny watersheds since 1985. The Trust…
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