Why should I give to ORP? ORP is the leading nonprofit restoring oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. ORP and our partners have the capacity to produce two billion oysters and plant 500 acres per year. Donations help make this happen.
For every $1 donated, about 100 oysters are planted. At ORP, 95 percent of all donations go directly to restoration. So every dollar matters. Please consider the many donation options available: direct gifts, workplace giving, or specific program sponsorship. Our funding sources are diversified through grants from NOAA, DNR and private foundations — as well as donations from corporations and individuals.
Here’s a video that one of our sponsors, Flying Dog Brewery, made to explain why they give:
*Over 95 percent of all donations go directly into our restoration programs.
Contributions to ORP are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Oyster Recovery Partnership is a full 501(c)(3) non profit organization.
ORP is a member of EarthShare Mid-Atlantic, a federated workplace giving program through the Combined Federal Campaign to give federal employees the chance to support a healthy environment one paycheck at a time. Federal workers can designate gifts to the Oyster Recovery Partnership using code 91587.