Community Foundation Achieves $5.0 Million in Grant Making for FY 2015

The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) recently celebrated achieving the distribution of $5.0 million in grants to the community for fiscal 2015.  During the past 12 months, the Foundation distributed 1,511 grants to nonprofit and faith based organizations to help improve the quality of life for citizens in our region.

CFES board members left to right (back row):  Greg Tawes, Charles Goslee, Mike Truitt, Don Taylor, Secretary Jim Thomas, Vice-Chair John Allen, Dr. Carolyn Johnston, Lou Taylor, Jane Corcoran, Jim Almand, and Duke Marshall

Front row:  Tom Coates, Jim Morris, Ernie Satchell, Lauren Taylor, Dr. Julius Zant, and Board Chair Melody Nelson

Not Pictured:  John Barrett, Todd Burbage, Andy Kim, Kathleen McLain, Susan Purnell, Treasurer David Vorhis, Gayle Widdowson, and Stephanie Willey

About the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore: Celebrating over 30 years of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) has been serving the needs of Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties granting more than $50 million.  Through the generosity and vision of our donors, CFES awarded grants totaling more than $5.0 million in fiscal year 2015. CFES brings together donors and builds on community assets through scholarships, grants, advocacy, and leadership development.  By focusing on people, organizations, neighborhoods, and nonprofit capacity building, the Foundation addresses community needs in the area of health, education, arts and culture, community development, and the environment.  For more information about the Community Foundation, visit the Foundation’s web site at, or call 410-742-9911.


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