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Your support helps restore and protect the Chesapeake, its rivers and streams.

Donate today to help accomplish the most important projects for a cleaner, healthier Chesapeake region.

When you make a tax-deductible donation to the Chesapeake Bay Trust, you’re supporting on-the-ground projects that help to make a significant impact for our Bay. Your support is not just a gift; it is an investment in clean air and water in our local communities.

Donor Privacy Policy

The Chesapeake Bay Trust makes a fundamental pledge not to sell, lease, or share our donor lists and does not disclose personal information. Occasionally, donors to the Trust are on other like-minded non-profit organizations’ lists and their names may be shared. If you prefer not to have your name exchanged, contact the Trust by phone 410-974-2941 ext. 113 or by email at We comply with written requests for anonymity. We follow the donor bill of rights endorsed by the American Association of Fundraising Professionals. We accept gifts that are consistent with our mission and that support our core programs and special projects. We ensure proper stewardship of charitable contributions, and ensure that contributions are used in accordance with donors’ written instructions. We provide prompt, appropriate acknowledgement. We will respond promptly and accurately to requests for information on the governing board and financial status of the Chesapeake Bay. We take following measures to ensure that information collected on our website is kept secure and is used as intended. All data is stored on secure, firewall-protected server and is only accessible to authorized Trust staff. Sensitive data, such as credit card and other financial information, is collected on secure forms and transmitted using industry-standard Secure Socket Layer Encryption (SSL) technology. Credit card information is retained only as long as necessary to complete the donation or purchase request of the user.