Eastport Civic Association
P.O. Box 3539
Annapolis, MD 21403
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ECA Grant Recipients

Grant award funds are made available through the generosity of our membership and from the proceeds from the Home and Garden tour.

​The Committee used the grant guidelines and ECA mission statement as a basis for making their decision. The Committee also took into consideration the history of support that ECA had with organizations.  While this relationship does not guarantee funding, the committee did consider the commitment and successful outcomes that organizations had made in Eastport over the years.  


The ECA awarded 5 grants totaling $7,500 in the Spring 2020 Grant cycle.  The organizations that recived the grants are:

  1. Annapolis Maritime Museum grant of $750 for restoring four Chesapeake workboat models for the new permanent exhibition "Our Changing Waterfront"
  2. Charting Careers award of $1,000 for the costs associated with providing tutors and mentors for middle school studies to determine their needs and provide applicable goods and services
  3. Eastport Elementary grant of $2,250 for two basketball hoops for the new basketball court for use by students and the Eastport Community
  4. ​Seeds 4 Success award of $2,000 for backpacks and school supplies for the fall season.
  5. Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR) grant of $1,500 for materials, books, and supplies for tutoring/reading buddies program.

Fall 2019

The ECA awarded 


The ECA awarded 8 grants totaling $7,370 in the Spring 2019 Grant cycle.  The organizations that received the grants are:

  1. Annapolis Maritime Museum - $500 to support a temporary exhibit "A Single Goal:  The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building" which runs from April 16 through June 15. The exhibit focuses on the craftsmanship of these distinctive yachts.
  2. Back Creek Conservancy/Severn River Association - $545 to support the maintenance and the purchase of calibration fluids and buffers for their water testing.
  3. Charting Careers, Inc. - $500 to support the Create Your Story Program, a program that serves 15 8th-12th grade students a parent/caregiver from impoverished communities.  Create Your Story addresses barriers through services and opportunities designed to help the youth be successful in high school and tackle achievable college and/or career plans.
  4. Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating - $1,250 for a two day sailing camp for 18 kids who come from low income families - many who live in Eastport.  The camp introduces the kids to sailing and teach them team building skills.
  5. Eastport Elementary School PTA - $2,500 to support their Play Eastport, a capital campaign, to purchase new playground equipment and a comprehensive green space restoration at the school.  ECA is pleased to be a Founding Sponsor for PlayEastport.
  6. Eastport Volunteer Fire Company - $500 towards their new engine, which will be delivered late summer or early autumn 2019.
  7. Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) - $500 to replace football helmets with the latest technology.
  8. Start The Adventure in Reading (STAIR) - $1,075 for books for their program.  STAIR focuses on imporving readings skills for low income students who reside in Eastport.

FALL 2018

The ECA awarded 5 grants totaling $7,395 in the Fall of 2018. The organizations that received the grants are:

  1. Annapolis Maritime Museum - $500 to fund gangway building and personal device storage units for the Skipjack Wilma Lee
  2. S.T.A.I.R. - $760 for materials for the Eastport Community Center program
  3. Seeds4Success - $1,500 toward program costs for the Academic and Career Exploration Club for low income high school students
  4. St. Luke's Episcopal Church - $2,500 for plantings along the trails that are part of the filtration system for stormwater management
  5. Eastport Elementary School - $1,635 for new curtains in the gym/auditorium


The ECA awarded 8 grants totaling $9,350 in the Spring of 2018. The organizations that received the grants are:

  1. Annapolis Police Department - $1,000 for summer camp programs
  2. Family Night Partners - $500 for family night dinners are Eastport Terrace/Harbor House
  3. Seeds4 Success - $1,000 for Eastport Boys club collaborative summer programming
  4. Box of Rain - $1,500 part-time master’s level mentor coordinator to support New Navigating Futures mentoring program
  5. Eastport Volunteer Fire Company - $1,000 toward the purchase of new equipment (hook and ladder truck)
  6. S.T.A.I.R. - $1,000 Materials for summer reading enrichment program
  7. Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park - $2,000 for an exhibit on maritime history and heritage
  8. Eastport Elementary School - $1,350 to send 4 students to summer camp at Arlington Echo

Other ECA Contributions to the Community in 2018

• Annapolis Police Officer in Need fund ($100)

• Family Night Partners  for family night dinners at Eastport Terrace/Harbor House ($500/Spring, $500/Fall)

• Creating Communities ($500) toward Thanksgiving celebration
• Eastport Methodist Church ($100) donation for use of room
• Eastport Skipjacks ($100) toward uniforms
• Eastport Terrace/Harbor House Unity Day ($100)
• Eastport Working Together donation for food for meetings (4150)
• Eastport 150th ($3,000) contribution towards the mural depicting Eastport's history - located at 222 Severn Complex (where the MRE Tug of
​  War is held)
• Gazette Employee Fund ($500) 
• Severn River Association ($55) membership dues
• Mt. Zion Winter Relief Program ($300)   

FALL 2017

The ECA awarded 4 grants totally $4,410 to local community organizations in the Fall 2017 grants cycle:

  1. Annapolis Police Department - $500 for a culturally-based youth mentoring program
  2. Eastport Elementary School - $1,000  for headphones for students
  3. STAIR - $1,000 to cover materials, supplies, and administrative costs for the STAIR site at Eastport Community Center
  4. Seeds 4 Success - $1,500 for its pilot Eastport Boys Club Program


The ECA awarded 8 grants - a total of $9,025 - to local community organizations in the Spring 2017 grant cycle.  

  1. Annapolis Maritime Museum - $1,500 in support of Tides and Tunes Summer Concert Series
  2. Back Creek Conservancy - $735 to cover the cost of USCG gear for the Conservancy’s launch
  3. Box of Rain - $2,500 in support of a Program Outreach Assistant position that provides employment and training to a Box of Rain teen
  4. Center of Help (Centro de Ayuda) - $1,000 for work to provide assistance to low income Hispanic/ Latino families living in Eastport
  5. Eastport Elementary - $1,300 to send four students to Arlington Echo Summer Camp, a week long residential camp
  6. Eastport Volunteer Fire Co. - $1,000 toward payment to retire debt used to purchase the Advanced Life Support Medic Unit in 2016
  7. Seeds4Success - $750 to cover the cost of staff supervision to coordinate Seeds4Sucess students attending a summer program at the Anne Arundel County library
  8. S.T.A.I.R. (Start the Adventure in Reading) - $240 for education materials and backpacks to be awarded to S.T.A.I.R. participants