Campbell Foundation: Grants for Marine and Freshwater

OVERVIEW: The Campbell Foundation focuses its marine and freshwater grants on the Pacific Coast, Atlantic Coast and Chesapeake Bay.

IP TAKE: This funder accepts unsolicited grant applications from new grantees as well as applications from current or previous grantees.

PROFILE: D. Keith Campbell, founder of the derivative investment management firm Campbell & Company, established the Campbell Foundation in 1998 to “[i]mprove the conditions of the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays.” In 2003, the foundation expanded its grantmaking to include Northern California through its Pacific Initiative.

The Campbell Foundation’s Chesapeake Initiative “[s]eeks to accelerate the pace of nutrient reduction in the bay.” Grants through this program typically range from $10,000 to $50,000. Past grantees include the Harry R. Hughes Center for AgroEcology, which received a grant for general operating costs and to investigate the reduction of nutrients from poultry litter; and the Alice Ferguson Foundation, which received funding for its initiative addressing storm water in the Anacostia and Potomac rivers. To learn more about the types of organizations Campbell’s Chesapeake Initiative supports, explore its grantees list.

The foundation’s Pacific Initiative strives to “[s]afeguard the ocean environment of the Pacific Coast.” Grants out of this program typically range from $5,000 to $40,000. Past grantees include the Golden Gate Salmon Association, which received funding for its salmon producing habitats in the Central Valley rivers system; and the Greater Farallones Association, which received a grant for its Health Kelp, Resilient Fisheries Working Group. Click here to learn more about the types of organizations Campbell’s Pacific Initiative supports.

Unfortunately, the foundation does not provide any additional information regarding its Atlantic Coastal Bay program.

The Campbell Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding. The Pacific Initiative program generally accepts applications from July 1 of the current year to March 31 of the following year. The foundation’s Chesapeake program dates are yet to be determined at the time of this writing.

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