Environment

The Foundation has been dedicated for decades to supporting organizations that are involved in preserving and protecting the environment. Climate change is a global concern and we are acting locally by focusing on land preservation and climate resilience.  The Foundation continues its longstanding interest in preserving and restoring habitats and ecosystems that promote the health, biodiversity, and resilience of the Chesapeake Bay and region, prioritizing areas threatened by the effects of climate change.  A newer interest is to support solutions that enable Baltimore City and region to reduce its impact on climate change and increase the community’s resilience to the changing climate. As we focus as a Foundation on ways to make the greater Baltimore area stronger and more vibrant, we know that environmentally sound and forward thinking solutions are needed to for the future in Baltimore.  The Foundation is interested in investing in new ways to reduce the impact of climate change locally when possible, and plan for adaptation when necessary, to ensure our related interests in housing, community revitalization, health and our city in general is strong.

Pictures courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (photographed by Robert Quinn), Irvine Nature Center, and Civic Works