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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking)

Chesapeake Bay Trust

Promoting protection and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers

four stars

97.23

60 West Street Suite 405
Annapolis, MD 21401
tel: (410) 974-2941   Web Site
EIN: 52-1454182

Board Leadership
Benjamin Wechsler
Chair

CEO
Jana Davis
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a private grant making organization created to promote public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its Maryland tributaries. Since its creation in 1985 by the Maryland General Assembly, the Trust has awarded more than $50 million in grants that have made a measurable impact in the Bay restoration effort. Whether it's a Bay education project for Maryland students or an innovative way to reduce storm water runoff, the Trust wants each and every Marylander to consider ways to do their part to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a private grant making organization created to promote public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its Maryland tributaries. Since its creation in 1985 by the Maryland General Assembly, the Trust has awarded more than $50 million in grants that have made a measurable impact in the Bay restoration effort. Whether it's a Bay education project for Maryland students or an innovative way to reduce storm water runoff, the Trust wants each and every Marylander to consider ways to do their part to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
92.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.05
  Program Expenses Growth 15.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chesapeake Bay Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chesapeake Bay Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 97.23 four stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 92.92 four stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 92.60 four stars
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 87.17 three stars
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,370,841
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $89,604
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,597,210
Total Contributions $12,057,655
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $12,057,655
   Other Revenue $109,308
TOTAL REVENUE $12,166,963
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,161,024
   Administrative Expenses $516,446
   Fundraising Expenses $437,465
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,114,935
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $52,028
   
Net Assets $10,856,353

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Restoration Programs $7,532,069 67.5%
Community Stewardship $2,880,652 25.8%
Environmental Education $748,303 6.7%

Ratings History
Chesapeake Bay Trust has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 97.23 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 94.74 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 95.05 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.15 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 92.44 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 88.02 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 95.58 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 99.05 four stars
2010-06 02/01/2012 97.05 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.24 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 95.83 four stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 98.02 four stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 98.33 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 98.55 four stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 98.28 four stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 98.54 four stars
2004-06 02/01/2005 99.04 four stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 96.69 four stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 91.55 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1454182
Name in IRS Master File CHESAPEAKE BAY TRUST
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$144,402 1.19% Jana L. Davis Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 97.23 four stars
Marine Conservation Institute (WA) 85.70 three stars
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 92.03 four stars
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 87.17 three stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 92.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chesapeake Bay Trust
60 West Street
Suite 405
Annapolis, MD 21401
tel: (410) 974-2941
fax: (410) 269-0387
EIN: 52-1454182

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Board Leadership

Benjamin Wechsler
Chair

CEO

Jana Davis
Executive Director

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