Day 54 of the East Coast River Relay, ready to take on land and sea in Brunswick, Georgia.

For Supporters

A sustainable solution engaging communities along the East Coast 

The East Coast Greenway is a collaborative effort that has attracted more than $1 billion in public investment in its first 25 years. The dream of a 3,000-mile protected biking and walking route represents a commitment to public health, environmental sustainability, economic development, and civic engagement.

Thanks to the generosity of major donors, foundations, corporate support, and our members, we are connecting more people to nature and communities via a safe, accessible Greenway.

Philanthropy that connects the dots

By funding greenways, the William Penn Foundation increases environmental stewardship and watershed protection.

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The William Penn Foundation’s watershed staff with Foundation-supported signage and maps near the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. From left: Program Associate Michele Perch, Program Director Andy Johnson, and Program Associate Chris Kieran.

Growing Impact, Reach in Our 25th Year

Our 2017 Annual Report celebrates the progress we made in 2017, the 25th anniversary of the East Coast Greenway Alliance. Our annual report offers an overview of the year's accomplishments, a financial summary, and acknowledgement of our many generous partners and supporters. Also included is an insert report on our fall 2017 East Coast River Relay,  the largest program undertaken by the Alliance. The report spotlights some of the 200-plus partnerships forged during the River Relay and focuses on the  Greenway's impact on environment, climate change, health, and economic vitality.

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Meet Jessie, an inspiring young East Coast Greenway advocate

For her Bat Mitzvah, Jessie Lickstein created an online fundraiser, based on miles run, for the East Coast Greenway. The young triathlete and environmentalist lives in West Palm Beach, Florida. Watch video of Jessie at her Bat Mitzvah

Responsible stewardship

Annual reports and audited financial reports give us the opportunity to report to you — the people who support us and make our work possible.  

Guidestar has awarded the East Coast Greenway Alliance a gold level nonprofit profile as testament to our organization’s commitment to transparency.

Click here  for our financial information: Form 990s and annual reports from the last five years and an executive summary of our strategic plan, 2016-2020.

Stories of impact

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July 12, 2018

From our executive director: Building a strong team of Greenway stewards

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July 10, 2018

Greenway Champion: Steve Mitchell, Simsbury, CT

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June 8, 2018

Spring 2018 news and media roundup

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Mid-Atlantic Greenways & Trails Summit

Connect with hundreds of attendees working to develop trails and greenways. Demonstrate your organization’s commitment to advancing healthy, prosperous, and sustainable communities through trail and greenway development. We are holding the Mid-Atlantic Summit April 4-6 in Philadelphia.

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Join the Greenway!

Your support helps to develop this ambitious, 3,000-mile route, Canada to Key West. Your membership gift builds more protected miles that we can all enjoy, today and for generations to come.