Sponsorship Program

The Sponsorship Program is designed to support events that will increase awareness within the targeted audience about issues pertaining to restoration and protection of the natural resources of the Chesapeake and/or Maryland’s other watersheds. The Chesapeake Bay Trust will entertain requests to sponsor events, such as conferences, festivals, and forums that allow the Trust to advance its mission.

What this funds: Conferences, festivals, forums, events, etc.

Who can apply: Non-profit organizations, community associations, faith-based organizations and more. Sponsorships must serve a Maryland audience; however, it may be located anywhere within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Trust seeks to engage groups that have traditionally been under-engaged with environmental issues but also new applicants and organizations from a diverse array of communities.

How much can be awarded: $5,000, though to enable the Trust to consider a wide range of sponsorships throughout our fiscal year, most sponsorships will be limited to $1,000 for programmatic use and $500 for marketing.

Is match required? Match is encouraged, but not required.

Deadline: The Sponsorship Program is still open and accepting sponsorship requests that meet marketing criteria on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted for the fiscal year. However, we are no longer accepting applications for requests that meet programmatic criteria.

Program Status

This grant program is currently OPEN. To view the RFP, click here.

Grant Application Process

The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s grant applications are all submitted through an online system. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact this program’s grant manager, Bre’Anna Brooks at 410-974-2941 ext. 112. *Please note: The Trust’s grant system works best in Internet Explorer, especially when uploading documents.*

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Manage an Existing Grant

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Application Questions & Technical Support

Bre’ Anna Brooks
410-974-2941 x112