Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking)

Chesapeake Bay Trust

Restoring and preserving the Chesapeake and coastal Bay, rivers, streams, and other natural resources in mid-Atlantic

four stars

94.80

108 Severn Avenue Annapolis, MD 21403
tel: (410) 974-2941   Web Site
EIN: 52-1454182

Board Leadership
Gary Jobson
Chair

CEO
Jana Davis, PhD
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.80 four stars
  Financial 92.65 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a nonprofit grant-making organization dedicated to improving the watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland Coastal Bays, and Youghiogheny River. Created in 1985 by the Maryland General Assembly, our goal is to increase stewardship through grant programs, special initiatives, and partnerships that support K-12 environmental education, on-the ground watershed restoration, community engagement, and the underlying science of these three realms. Through our grants, the Trust engages hundreds of thousands of students and volunteers in projects that have a measurable impact on the natural resources of our region. Grantees include schools, local governments, community groups, faith-based groups, watershed organizations, and other not-for-profit entities.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a nonprofit grant-making organization dedicated to improving the watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland Coastal Bays, and Youghiogheny River. Created in 1985 by the Maryland General Assembly, our goal is to increase stewardship through grant programs, special initiatives, and partnerships that support K-12 environmental education, on-the ground watershed restoration, community engagement, and the underlying science of these three realms. Through our grants, the Trust engages hundreds of thousands of students and volunteers in projects that have a measurable impact on the natural resources of our region. Grantees include schools, local governments, community groups, faith-based groups, watershed organizations, and other not-for-profit entities.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of children provided an environmental, hands-on education experience
68,467
Number of native trees, plants, and marsh grasses planted in the Chesapeake Bay watershed
155,836
Number of acres of streamside buffers and precious wetlands restored
345
Number of shoreline created (linear feet)
8,000
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

92.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
90.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,731,359
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $92,075
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,969,660
Total Contributions $11,793,094
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,793,094
   Other Revenue $383,735
TOTAL REVENUE $12,176,829
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,157,933
   Administrative Expenses $626,557
   Fundraising Expenses $759,799
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,544,289
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-367,460
   
Net Assets $11,993,664

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$151,869 1.21% Jana L. Davis Executive Director

Mission

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a nonprofit grant-making organization dedicated to improving the watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland Coastal Bays, and Youghiogheny River. Created in 1985 by the Maryland General Assembly, our goal is to increase stewardship through grant programs, special initiatives, and partnerships that support K-12 environmental education, on-the ground watershed restoration, community engagement, and the underlying science of these three realms. Through our grants, the Trust engages hundreds of thousands of students and volunteers in projects that have a measurable impact on the natural resources of our region. Grantees include schools, local governments, community groups, faith-based groups, watershed organizations, and other not-for-profit entities.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 94.80 four stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 91.50 four stars
Chesapeake Conservancy (MD) 96.22 four stars
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (ME) 92.15 four stars
Coastal Conservation League (SC) 94.30 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chesapeake Bay Trust
108 Severn Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
tel: (410) 974-2941
EIN: 52-1454182

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Board Leadership

Gary Jobson
Chair

CEO

Jana Davis, PhD
Executive Director