ShoreRivers is actively seeking community organizations that would like assistance improving stormwater issues like flooding or soggy areas, beautifying properties, or improving the mental health of the people you serve through connection with nature.
ShoreRivers has put scores of projects in the ground that prevent pollution and restore our irreplaceable waterways, and we want to help new organizations with submitting successful resiliency and restoration grants. These projects might look like community gardens, rain gardens, tree plantings, or other ambitious efforts to help clean our waterways and connect more community members to river stewardship.
ShoreRivers is thrilled to serve as both a Connector and a Technical Assistance Provider for grants through the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Community-Based Organization Capacity-Building Initiative. Our staff team has decades of collective grant writing and management experience, and includes an environmental engineer, a landscape architect, environmental educators, and professionals in restoration and engagement. Through this initiative, we can share our staff expertise with community organizations, schools, and congregations to apply to grants from organizations like the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Chesapeake Bay Trust, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and more.
With ShoreRivers’ free technical assistance, organizations will build their knowledge and capacity to submit grants and lead future restoration and engagement efforts. Helping more of our local nonprofits thrive means a more sustainable future for all of us. We cannot have clean water without healthy communities, and we cannot have healthy communities without clean water.
If you are interested in exploring grant assistance for your organization, please contact Darran White Tilghman, Director of Community Engagement, at [email protected] or 410.810.7556, ext. 278.