Alice Ferguson Foundation (Accokeek, MD)

Work Address

  • Organization Name:Alice Ferguson Foundation
  • Address:2001 Bryan Point Road
    Accokeek, MD 20607
    United States

Work Web



  • Mission:
  • The mission of the Alice Ferguson Foundation is “to connect people to the natural world, sustainable agriculture practices and the cultural heritage of their local watershed through education, stewardship and advocacy.”

  • Overview:
  • Located just a few miles south of Washington, DC across the Potomac River from Mount Vernon, the Alice Ferguson Foundation (the Foundation) is recognized as a preeminent environmental educational organization in the region. The Foundation shares the wonder and excitement of the farm, woodlands, wetlands and waterways of the Potomac River watershed with thousands of students, teachers, and citizens every year. Through the Hard Bargain Environmental Center, Bridging the Watershed, and the Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative, the Foundation works to Educate, Demonstrate, Advocate, Transform, and Sustain. As we achieve these essential goals, along with the strategies and actions that support them, we will not only connect people with nature but inspire them to take actions that sustain our world.

  • History:
  • The Alice Ferguson Foundation was established in 1954 as a non-profit organization chartered in the state of Maryland. Our mission is to connect people to the natural world, sustainable agriculture practices and the cultural heritage of their local watershed through education, stewardship and advocacy.

    The Foundation’s educational programs unite students, educators, park rangers, communities, regional organizations and government agencies throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to promote the environmental sustainability of the Potomac River watershed.

    Our team of educators teaches over 10,000 students annually through an on-site program at Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center and through Bridging the Watershed, an off-site partnership program providing high school field studies in national parks. Our curriculum-based education programs are designed to enhance each participant’s life experience and environmental perspective while integrating a multitude of science, math, language and problem solving skills into non-traditional, non-classroom based learning opportunities. Student programs are complemented by workshops for teachers and park rangers, and dynamic educational websites with activities for youth and educators.

  • Year established:1954
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating

Types of funding being sought (i.e. funding type)

  • Program:Yes
  • Capital:Yes
  • Direct:Yes
  • Operating:Yes

Program areas of focus and activity (i.e. funding cause)

  • Animals:High
  • Arts, Culture, Humanities:Medium
  • Disaster Relief:Low
  • Education:High
  • Environment:High
  • Health:Medium
  • Human Services:Low
  • Public Benefit, Society Benefit:Medium
  • Science, Technology:High
  • Social Science, Public Policy:High

Geographic areas of focus and activity (i.e. geographic area)

  • National:Maybe
  • Regional:Yes
  • State/Province:Yes
  • Local:Yes

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