Community Foundation Begins Neighborhood Grants Program

August 30, 2016 – Salisbury, Md. – The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) announces a new Neighborhood Grants Program that seeks to inspire resident-led partnerships with community based organizations that address local needs.

“This new Neighborhood Grants Program (NGP) will focus on key neighborhoods across the tri-county area and their potential to become and ultimately remain both safe and vibrant,” said Erica Joseph, CFES President.

Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $1,500. A special focus is placed on projects that address issues that impact youth, foster new youth leaders, or build the confidence, knowledge, skills and collective leadership of youth. Applicants for the NGP must be an eligible public K-12 school, government agency, a religious organization engaged in non-sectarian activity, or a non-profit, tax exempt public charity as defined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The Community Foundation will accept grant applications quarterly on January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st. Applicants may also apply with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor if they do not have 501(c)3 status with the IRS. Examples of potential fiscal sponsors include churches, schools or nonprofit organizations.

The first Neighborhood Grants Program applications deadline is October 1st. Copies of grant guidelines and application forms are available by visiting or by calling 410-742-9911.

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