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 and Donor Recognition pages.


Charles Eliot Council $25,000 +

  • Anonymous Trust
  • Anonymous (3)

Stewards $10,000 +

  • William and Joan Alfond
  • Patsy Cherney/Evergreen Fund
  • Alan J. and Suzanne W. Dworsky

Conservator $5,000 +

  • Anonymous
  • Adelard A. & Valeda L. Roy Foundation
  • Alchemy Foundation
  • Steedman Bass
  • Boston University
  • Richard G. Bowers Jr.
  • Cambridge Community Foundation
  • Ciccolo Family Foundation
  • DivcoWest
  • Elizabeth Taylor Fessenden Foundation
  • Ernst & Young
  • Paul Fremont-Smith, Jr.
  • Harvard Business School
  • Harvard University
  • Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation
  • Novartis
  • RBC Blue Water Project
  • Charlotte and Herbert Wagner


Note: Leadership gifts made during the Conservancy’s Fiscal Year 2017 (October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017) 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 Ilana Cedarbaum at 617.300.8174 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.