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The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment, Inc.

1450 Sutter St., Ste. 510

San Francisco, CA United States 94109-5418

Telephone: (415) 722-4739


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $181,521,904

Total giving: $673,578



Additional Contact Information

Chesapeake Office: 410 Severn Ave., Ste. 210, Annapolis, MD 21403, tel: (410) 990-0900, fax: (410) 990-0988; E-mail for Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bay proposals: Rebecca Bednarek (; E-mail for Pacific Region proposals: Anna Lindgren (


Established in 1998 in MD - Founded by Keith Campbell, founder of investment firm Campbell & Co.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation promotes policy, advocacy, and enforcement to improve water quality, restore ecological balance, and foster an engaged citizenry within the watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Coastal Bays and the Pacific Coast region.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Chesapeake Program

The program supports the implementation of policy initiatives and standards that best accelerate the pace of nutrient and sediment reduction in the Bay. It also seeks to improve the Bay’s filtering capacity by supporting the protection of oysters, menhaden and their habitats.

Healthy Ocean Ecosystems

The program strives to identify opportunities in the field that: a) are gaining political momentum; b) present a great opportunity to leverage resources of all kinds; and c) are innovative from a business and social perspective. The foundation also allocates the resources of its Pacific Coast office to projects in these areas: 1) Sustainable Fisheries (Domestic/Western US); 2)Protection of Special Places (Domestic/Western US); 3) Land-Sea Connection/Water Quality (Northern California); and 4)Communication of Ocean Conservation Issues. The foundation is also increasingly concerned with models that predict the serious impact climate change will have on water resources in the western United States. It allocates a portion of its resources to bring together willing participants from competing interests to push for management changes that address these models.

Program-Related Investment

The foundation made a PRI in the form of a below market loan to a conservation organization.

Fields of Interest

  • Environment
  • Environmental education
  • Environmental studies
  • Natural resources
  • Oceans and coastal waters
  • Rivers and lakes
  • Sustainable fishing
  • Toxic substance control
  • Water pollution
  • Wildlife sanctuaries
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Coalitions and alliances
  • Supporting organizations (general)

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $181,521,904 (market value)

Gifts received: $2,018,274

Expenditures: $3,517,410

Total giving: $673,578

Qualifying distributions: $12,655,312