Chesapeake Bay Foundation (Annapolis, MD)


  • Name:Mrs. Laura Wood
  • Title:Associate Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Address:6 Herndon Avenue
    Annapolis, MD 21403
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:410-268-8816
  • Main fax:410-268-6687

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:443-482-2112

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • CBF is the only non-profit organization existing solely to restore the Chesapeake Bay — North America’s largest estuary and a national treasure. The Chesapeake Bay watershed covers 64,000 square-miles and spans six states (NY, PA, MD, DE, WV, and VA) and the District of Columbia. CBF’s mission is to restore and sustain the Bay’s ecosystem by substantially improving the water quality and productivity of the rivers and streams that flow to the Bay with respect to water clarity, resilience of the system, and diversity and abundance of its living resources, and to maintain a high quality of life for the people of the Bay region. Our vision is a restored Bay with healthy rivers and clean water; sustainable populations of crabs, fish, and oysters; thriving water-based and agricultural economies; and a legacy of success for our children and grandchildren.

    CBF’s approach to restoring the Bay is multi-faceted and merges environmental education, restoration, and strategic communication initiatives with direct policy and legal action. CBF’s strategies include:

    • Education and Outreach - CBF’s award-winning education programs provide participants with the skills, knowledge, and motivation to become active, lifelong stewards of the Chesapeake Bay. CBF provides single- and multi-day field programs, annually engaging about 30,000 students throughout the watershed in the study of water quality issues, wetland ecology, nitrogen pollution, land management, and habitat restoration. Education of the general public also serves as a means for greater citizen engagement and behavior change. CBF works to distinguish the Bay and its rivers and streams as national treasures in the eye of the general public. This is accomplished by engaging the citizenry through public opinion research, media, grassroots outreach, and online and print communications. CBF publishes scientific reports to generate media coverage and educate the public on issues crucial to improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay system. In 2009 alone, CBF was involved in more than 1,350 stories in major newspaper, television and radio markets.

    • Advocacy – CBF advocates for implementation of scientifically valid solutions to pressing water quality problems throughout the Bay system. Through our environmental educational programs, email action network, and restoration events, we engage adults and students in advocacy actions to insure that effective environmental laws and regulations are developed, introduced, passed, and enforced.

    • Natural Resource Protection and Restoration - CBF actively engages in restoration efforts of the Bay’s natural resources in order to provide demonstrable, specific, on-the-ground water-quality improvements and engage volunteers and decision-makers. CBF is partnering with farmers to implement conservation practices such as fencing livestock from streams and restoring forested riparian buffers that will reduce nitrogen pollution, improve water quality, enhance herd health, and increase farm profitability. CBF is also committed to restoring wetlands, riparian buffers, underwater grasses, and oysters that provide critical habitat to other species and remove nitrogen, sediment and other pollutants from runoff. Countless volunteers help restore these vital resources by planting native vegetation, growing underwater grasses, and raising oysters.

    • Litigation - To complement educational, advocacy and restoration activities, CBF’s lawyers pressure Federal, State, and local officials to enforce existing environmental regulations, while developing laws that uphold the preservation of the Bay. CBF strategically uses litigation to expose and rectify the most egregious cases of non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

    CBF is poised to succeed in making dramatic and lasting change in water quality throughout the region. We are committed to working with our partners to ensure the Chesapeake Bay stands as a model of successful environmental restoration throughout the world.

  • History:
  • Since 1966, CBF’s motto, Save the Bay®, has defined our purpose to the 17 million people who live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

    For over 35 years, CBF has provided hands-on outdoor field experiences to students, teachers, and adults throughout the watershed. Today, CBF’s multi-faceted education program is the largest of its kind in the country and includes 15 unique field programs, accredited teacher professional development courses, standards-based classroom curriculum materials, and student leadership opportunities. Each of these components is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to become active, lifelong stewards of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. As a result of our efforts, over a million students, teachers, and others have participated in on-the-water field experiences, and more than two million have utilized CBF’s classroom curriculum materials.

  • Year established:1966
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:31
  • Advisory board size:41
  • Staff size:167

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Officers
    D. Keith Campbell, Chairman, James E. Rogers, Vice Chairman, Alan L. Wurtzel, Treasurer, Susan S. Phillips, Secretary, William C. Baker, President

    Donald F. Boesch, Ph.D., H. Turney McKnight , Jane P. Batten, Bryon F. Marchant, W. Russell G. Byers, Jr., Charles W. Moorman IV, John T. Casteen III, W. Tayloe Murphy, Jr., Amanda Deaver, Marie W. Ridder, Richard L. Franyo, Alexis G. Sant, G. Waddy Garrett , Truman T. Semans, Alan R. Griffith, Simon Sidamon-Eristoff, Carolyn Groobey, Jennifer Stanley, Ann Fritz Hackett, The Rt. Rev. Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton, Michael J. Hanley, Hon. Anthony A. Williams, Robert A. Kinsley, Peter L. Woike, Matthew J. Klein

  • Executive Director / President:
  • William C. Baker, President


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:52-6065757

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:526065757
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:6 HERNDON AVE
  • Organization City:ANNAPOLIS
  • Organization State:MD
  • Organization Zip:21403-4503
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2, 8
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization, Scientific Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 1966
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):161, 180, 350
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Scientific research (diseases), Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry, Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:C320
  • Asset Amount:$106,570,069
  • Asset Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • Income Amount:$39,943,710
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$26,071,416
  • Last Updated:3/20/2018 10:42:37 am

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