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Donate Online or Mail Your Gift

Make a tax-deductible gift online at Mail your contribution to 108 Severn Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403, making your check payable to the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

Buy a Bay Plate

The plate is only $20 and funds the Trust’s work in Maryland. Learn more here.

Give at Tax Time

Look for the Chesapeake Bay and Endangered Species Fund on your Maryland State Income Tax Form (Line 35) and fill in your donation amount.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many companies have a matching gift program to support employee giving. Ask your human resources department for a matching gift form to include with your contribution.

Anglers, Boaters, and Hunters, You can Give Back

Anglers, boaters, and hunters who obtain registration or licenses through Maryland Department of Natural Resources Compass online registration system can make a contribution to support fish and wildlife habitat, clean water, wetlands, and K-12 student field trips. Funds will be equally distributed as grants to not-for-profit entities through the Chesapeake Bay Trust and DNR.  To learn more visit

Gift of Stock

Donations of appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual funds may have additional tax advantages. Transfers can be made directly from your brokerage account to the Trust.  Please contact the Development Office for instructions.

Monthly Giving

Monthly giving, at any level, is an easy and efficient way to provide consistent, impactful funding. You can start, change, or stop your gift at any time. For more information visit

Workplace Giving

Ask your human resources department for if your workplace participates in the Maryland Charity Campaign through America’s Charities or the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Our charity number is 98313.

Memorial and Tribute Programs

Remember family and friends’ special occasions in a unique way. Consider this type of gift to honor the memory of a loved one, commemorate a milestone, birthday, wedding, or anniversary.

Make a Legacy Gift  (Planned Giving)

Designating a planned gift is a flexible way to provide a legacy for the protection of our precious natural resources and national treasure the Chesapeake Bay.  The most popular and easiest method of leaving a legacy gift is to include the Trust in your will or living trust. Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime and you can modify your bequest at any time. This offers you great flexibility as you plan for the legacy you want to leave behind. Let us know you have made arrangements in your estate plans to be included in our legacy circle of friends.  Legacy gifts can benefit the Trust in perpetuity.  Our hope is to direct bequests our endowment.  Please review the Chesapeake  Bay Trust’s Gift Acceptance Policies for more information.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s investment and gift policies documentation can be found here.

For more ways to give please contact the Development Office at 410-974-2941, ext. 107.  Suzanne Armstrong, Director of Development.

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