We Make
Charity Happen

We help those who help others

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What We Do

We help those who help others.


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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide innovative leadership and quality services that encourage charitable giving, build community resources, and enable donors to achieve their charitable purposes, making lasting investments in the Chesapeake Bay region.

We support over 140 local charities and non-profits

Corsica River Conservancy

Carole Cascio Fund for Mind Movement and Dance Connection

Amy's Army

Who we are

About Chesapeake Charities

Chesapeake Charities is a community foundation, a tax-exempt public charity enabling people like you to establish charitable funds or donate to a cause you support.

What makes us special is the way we foster charitable activities. People come to us with a passion to make a difference and we help them realize their vision.


Amazing things have happened
since 2005.

Working in partnership with our donors and advisors, we have invested over $28 million in the areas of education, health and human services, community development, the arts, animal welfare, and the environment. This translates to thousands of grants for outstanding projects throughout the Chesapeake Bay region and beyond.

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If you want to make a difference…

Consider opening a fund with a community foundation such as Chesapeake Charities. While our experts manage the financial, legal and administrative details, you can focus on making the greatest impact. Community foundations have been in existence for 100 years and today are the fastest growing sector of American philanthropy.