Funding Available for Lower Shore Nonprofits

Funding from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore will be made available to local nonprofit organizations on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore. The semi-annual Community Needs Grant Program benefits organizations serving the Lower Shore, with a $5,000 maximum award per nonprofit.

Organizations serving citizens on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland are encouraged to apply for funding. Applicants must be 501c3 nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations providing non-sectarian programs, or eligible programs within government agencies. The next deadline for Community Needs Grant application is August 1st.

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 including, but not limited to those that serve health and human services, education, arts and culture, community development, environment and historic preservation.

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: As leaders, grant makers, and stewards of philanthropy, The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore serves the common good of the Lower Eastern Shore. We are a 501c3 nonprofit with an inspiring history of fostering charitable endeavors, and have provided more than $60 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since 1984. We collaborate with individuals, families, and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthen local nonprofits through grants and resources. We are devoted to improving our regional community and believe in people helping one another to provide positive impact. Visit or call 410-742-9911.

For information contact: Victoria Kent, Marketing Officer | 410-742-9911 |

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