The Oak Hill Fund

To promote the well-being of mankind through effective and inspiring grantmaking.

Chesapeake Bay Rivers and Water Quality

To achieve long-stated goals of cleaning local creeks and rivers and improving water quality for people and wildlife, this program will provide grants to:
  • Implement water quality improvement projects and best practices to reduce pollution to local creeks and rivers in the Bay watershed in order to achieve pollution reduction targets in Bay agreements and improve human and wildlife health. Projects with matching funds will take priority.
  • Improve regulatory enforcement, public education, and access to creeks and rivers in the Bay watershed through on-the-ground projects.
  • Build public advocacy for clean rivers and water through civic engagement, journalism, and organizing.
Grants in this program are limited to the Chesapeake Bay watershed in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Important Update, December 1, 2023: The Oak Hill Fund Board and Staff are currently working with consultants on a new strategic plan as part of the next generation of the family taking the helm. During this time, we will not be accepting any requests for funding. We will of course honor all current commitments whether invitations to submit proposals, multi-year grants, or contracts. Our intent is to resume grantmaking starting June 1, 2024. Any changes to our programs or processes will be posted on our website. We recognize this may have an impact on our grantees and ask for your patience and understanding as we develop the next iteration of The Oak Hill Fund.

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