Community Foundation Announces Spring Community Needs Grant Deadline

Local nonprofit organizations on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore are urged to apply for Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore grant opportunities through the foundation’s Community Needs Grant Program.

The deadline for the current cycle of application submissions is February 1st with grants being awarded in April 2016.  This grant program has a maximum award of $5,000 per individual nonprofit.

These competitive grants are awarded to benefit organizations serving Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties at least twice each year.  Grants are awarded to a wide range of nonprofit organizations that benefit health and human services, education, arts and culture, community development, environment and historic preservation.

“Whether your nonprofit is big or small, the Community Foundation can help you find the resources you need to carry out your mission,” said Erica Joseph, CFES President

Guidelines and application forms are available on the Foundation’s website at:  Copies of grant guidelines and forms are also available upon request by calling 410-742-9911.


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 Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset 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 areas of health, education, arts and culture, community development and the environment.  For more information, please visit or call 410-742-9911.

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