The leading voice for smarter growth since 1994

1000 Friends of Maryland advocates for a more environmentally and economically sustainable future that creates opportunities for all Marylanders through better development patterns.



Support 1000 Friends of Maryland

The Impact of Your Gift

1000 Friends works to promote Smart Growth and improve the quality of life of all Marylanders. The name 1000 Friends implies that through our collective efforts, and the donations of many, the future we all envision for Maryland grows stronger.

There are several easy ways for you to give:

Please feel free to contact Sally Otto for more information:  sally AT or 410.385.2910. 

Your donation ensures a prosperous future for Maryland as we strive to protect natural areas, revitalize our existing communities, and advocate for better transportation choices. Thank you!

1000 Friends of Maryland is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your contribution is fully tax deductible. Financial information about 1000 Friends of Maryland may be obtained from the Maryland Office of the Secretary of State, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, Maryland  21401, or by calling 410.974.5534.

Honoring Betsy Massanek

1000 Friends of Maryland, and many other local non-profits, lost our long-time friend and bookkeeper Betsy Massanek in June 2015 to a short vicious battle with cancer.  Betsy worked with 1000 Friends since our early days, and her friendship with Dru goes back to childhood.  She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and co-workers.  We would like to thank the following people for making generous donations in her memory:

Kimberly Brandt  

Bruce Dunlop Lighting Design, LLC 

Nathaniel Hansen and Shunyi Wu 

Daniel S. Kebede

Martha Kennedy

Sally Otto and Anthony Warchal

Suzanne Royer

Bonnie Zentz