Community Foundation Achieves $5.4 million in Annual Grant Making

A record number of charitable grants totaling $5.4 million was distributed to the community during the past fiscal year by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. The Foundation’s Board of Directors recently celebrated the distribution of 1,526 grants from July 2015 through June 2016 to nonprofit and faith based organizations to help improve the quality of life for citizens in the Lower Shore region.

Pictured are current CFES Board Members (l to r) front row: Kathleen McLain, Ernie Satchell, Stephanie Willey, Dr. Carolyn Johnston, Melody Nelson, Susan Purnell, Duke Marshall, Jim Almand.  Back row: Jim Morris, David Vorhis, Lou Taylor, Andy Kim, Greg Tawes, Charles Goslee, Jim Thomas, Jr., Don Taylor, Lauren Taylor, John Allen, Jr.  Not pictured: John Barrett, Tom Coates, Jane Corcoran, Mike Truitt, Gayle Widdowson, Dr. Julius Zant.

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.

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