The Greenwell Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing accessible and inclusive programs, services and facilities for all community members, with and without disabilities, in Southern Maryland. The Foundation operates in Greenwell State Park, a 600-acre property located along the lower Patuxent River in Hollywood, Maryland.
Greenwell offers an equestrian program with therapeutic and recreational riding lessons, summer camps, nature programs, kayaking, accessible site rentals and is regularly developing new programs to meet community needs. Annually, more than 40,000 people visit the park, hundreds of people participate in our programs, and more than 1,000 people use our accessible facilities for family events and celebrations.
Mission, Vision, & Commitments
The Greenwell Foundation’s goals and commitments.
Inclusive and Accessible
Greenwell is not a place for people with disabilities. It is a place where a person’s disability is simply part of who they are.
History of the Greenwell Foundation
Greenwell began with a man named John Philip Greenwell, a farm, and a vision.
Greenwell Foundation Board of Trustees
A board of trustees oversees the foundation’s mission.
Greenwell Foundation Staff
Meet the people who create and run the programs at Greenwell.
The Greenwell Foundation is an independent entity, and is funded solely by program fees, donations, sponsorships, rental revenue, grants and gifts. The Foundation receives no financial support from the state of Maryland, or agency thereof including the Maryland Park Service or the Department of Natural Resources.
The Greenwell Foundation’s funding comes from a number of sources including the St. Mary’s County Commissioners, the United Way, grants, private philanthropy organizations, supporters, and members. A significant portion our operating budget is generated by program fees. Every effort is made to keep program fees as low as possible so that everyone may participate without creating a financial burden for them.
The Greenwell Foundation also works with a variety of organizations to obtain scholarships for program participants. These sources include the local ARC, the Department of Social Services, the Maryland Governor’s Office on Children, the SMECO Employee Contribution Committee, Special Olympics, Megan Mann Motorsports, Tidewater Dental, and Dr. Tim Modic through Smiles for Life and the Garth Brooks Foundation.
An innovative partnership between the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Greenwell Foundation provides the Foundation rent-free use of all park facilities and a substantial manpower contribution towards the overall upkeep of the park.