Chesapeake Bay Rivers and Water Quality Grant

From The Oak Hill Fund

Established in April 2002, The Oak Hill Fund (OHF) promotes the well-being of mankind through effective and inspiring grantmaking. Their priority areas for funding include environmental causes and women's rights.

Grant uses


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.


Organization's Location
Program Location
PA (Chesapeake Bay Watershed region), VA (Chesapeake Bay Watershed region)
Organization Type
  • The Oak Hill Fund prefers project-specific requests in lieu of requests for general operating support. 
  • The Oak Hill Fund supports overhead (administrative and fundraising expenses) required for the proposed project. Additional overhead, such as often established by colleges and universities, will not be considered.


Capital campaigns
Bricks and mortar projects (excluding clinics under the WRHRJ Program)
Books or films
Research projects
not specified


Step 1: Letter of Inquiry
Step 2: Full proposal (invite only)
Required Attachments
Letter of Inquiry (LOI)