Supporters & Partners



Thanks to the support of individuals, foundations, business partners, and corporate sponsors, each day the Charles River Conservancy is working to make the parklands more active, attractive, and accessible for all. Below, the Conservancy recognizes leadership gifts and grants that have helped make our work in the parklands possible. For a full list of Conservancy donors, please review our Annual Reports.

Visionary $20,000 +

  • Phill and Elizabeth Gross
  • Barr Foundation
  • Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund
  • Anonymous

 Rejuvenator $15,000 +

  • Cabot Family Charitable Trust

Nurturer $10,000 +

  • William & Joan Alfond Foundation
  • The Paul Fremont-Smith Family
  • Jennifer Gilbert
  • Anonymous Trust
  • Bilezikian Family Foundation
  • Evergreen Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. George Vanderheiden
  • Wyss Charitable Endowment

Conservator $5,000 +

  • Berkshire Partners
  • Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation
  • Alchemy Foundation
  • Cambridge Community Foundation
  • Ciccolo Family Foundation
  • EF Education First
  • Elizabeth Taylor Fessenden Foundation
  • Ernst & Young
  • Harvard Business School
  • Harvard University
  • Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation
  • Novartis
  • RBC Blue Water Project
  • Charlotte and Herbert Wagner



Note: Leadership gifts made during the Conservancy’s Fiscal Year 2016 (October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016) are acknowledged on this page. Updates are made bi-annually. 

To learn more about Corporate Partnerships, take a look at our Corporate Partnership Program or contact SJ Port at 617.300.8172 or



The Charles River Conservancy works in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the managing agency of the parklands, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the managing agency of the bridges that traverse the Charles River.