Chesapeake Bay Rivers and Water Quality

The Oak Hill Fund

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Counties in Virginia: Accomack County, Albemarle County, Alexandria city, Alleghany County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



To achieve Virginia's 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.

  • 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.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Oak Hill Fund only awards grants to organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • The Oak Hill Fund supports overhead (administrative and fundraising expenses) required for the proposed project. 
  • Grants in this program are limited to the Chesapeake Bay watershed in Virginia. 


  • The Oak Hill Fund prefers project-specific requests in lieu of requests for general operating support.


  • Additional overhead, such as often established by colleges and universities, will not be considered.
  • The Oak Hill Fund does not support capital campaigns, endowments, individuals, bricks and mortar projects, books or films.
  • OHF does not support any research projects.