EIN 52-6065757

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an environmental organization dedicated to saving the Chesapeake Bay. The foundation defines a saved Bay as one with a health index score of 70 out of 100. Thanks to a dramatic reduction in pollution, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers are highly productive. In addition, the Education Department engages tomorrow's environmental leaders and provides them with the tools they need to create projects in their communities that improve the environment. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is located in Annapolis, MD.
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Program areas at Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Environmental Protection and Restoration (EPR)The Environmental Protection and Restoration Department's primary objective is to drive significant improvements in the health of the Chesapeake Bay as measured by CBF's Bay Health Index. Consistent with the CBF strategic plan, this involves developing and recommending priorities for the organization's policy work, engaging our members and implementing restoration elements of the plan. The Program utilizes a combination of strategies to help achieve a reduction in Bay pollution, restoration of critical habitat, and better-managed fisheries. See Schedule O for Continuation (page 52)
CommunicationsThe Communications Department's charge is to market CBF and its policy agenda, educate and engage the public, and mobilize support for organizational priorities and Bay restoration efforts. Communications also manages internal communications and public opinion research. See Schedule O for Continuation (page 54)
Education CBF's Education Department is responsible for leading students, teachers, and adults in hands-on, on-the-water, environmental education experiences about the Bay. Through education programs, our professional educators use innovative teaching methods to engage students in real-world issues and scientific inquiry, exciting and encouraging them to take action to protect our natural resources. Student Leadership courses during the summer further train student leaders from high schools across the region. See Schedule O for Continuation (page 53)

Grants made by Chesapeake Bay Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Lynnhaven River NOWEastern Oyster Restoration in the Western Branch of the Lynnhaven River$183,000
Chesapeake Bay TrustChesapeake Bay Trust Grant Program Administration$127,206
Capital Resource Conservation and Development Area CouncilMountains To Bay Grazing Alliance To Promote Rotational Grazing$33,311
...and 7 more grants made

Who funds Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE)Buffer Restoration in the Upper James River Watershedphase 2$1,152,830
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)Conservation Projects$1,004,995
Vanguard Charitable Endowment ProgramFor Recipient's Exempt Purpose$973,900
...and 310 more grants received totalling $12,674,464

Personnel at Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Tola SanniChief Financial Officer
Katharene PostonSnavely Chief Development Officer
Katharene Poston SnavelyChief Development Officer$191,229
Rob BeachVice President for Communications
Willy AgeeVice President for Administration
...and 28 more key personnel

Financials for Chesapeake Bay Foundation

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$31,074,308
Program services$863,348
Investment income and dividends$2,263,850
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$11,195
Net rental income$409,073
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$3,190,877
Net income from fundraising events$-379,200
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$48,761
Total revenues$37,482,212

Form 990s for Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-04-24990View PDF
2021-062022-04-27990View PDF
2020-062021-05-05990View PDF
2019-062020-09-17990View PDF
2018-062019-06-19990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
February 4, 2024
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
January 29, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 8 new personnel
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 82 new grant, including a grant for $500,000 from The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 29 new grant, including a grant for $1,152,830 from Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE)
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 205 new grant, including a grant for $1,000,000 from The Batten Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsEnvironmental organizationsCharities
Land and water conservationEnvironment
Political advocacyLobbyingConservation easementFundraising eventsPeer-to-peer fundraisingState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
6 Herndon Ave
Annapolis, MD 21403
Metro area
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
Anne Arundel County, MD
Website URL
(410) 268-8816
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
C32: Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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