We help those who help others

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.

Our experts manage the financial, legal and administrative details necessary to sustain a successful nonprofit organization, so you can focus on making the greatest impact.

Like all community foundations, we are overseen by a volunteer board of leading citizens and run by professionals who have expertise in knowing our community’s needs.

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.