October 11, 2016 – Salisbury, Md. – The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore has awarded a series of Community Needs Grants totaling $61,375. The grants were distributed recently to 13 organizations on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.
The next deadline for qualified nonprofit organizations to apply for Community Needs Grants is February 1, 2017.
“The needs of the nonprofit organizations serving the Lower Eastern Shore are constantly growing,” said Erica Joseph, the Foundation’s president. “We are pleased and excited to be able to help support these meaningful programs.”
* Art Institute and Gallery of Salisbury, Inc. (SBY Art Space): To support the Art Out of School Time Program for local children.
* University of Maryland Eastern Shore Foundation, Inc.: To support the Mosely Art Gallery 2016/2017 exhibition year.
* Rackliffe House Trust, Inc.: To construct an ADA accessible entrance to the historic Rackliffe House.
* Athletes Serving Athletes, Inc.: To purchase an adaptive star adrenaline chair for young competitive athletes with disabilities.
* Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County, Inc.: To support the Coles Circle housing construction project in Salisbury.
* Maryland Food Bank, Inc.: To support the school food pantry project at Buckingham Elementary and Snow Hill Elementary.
* Eleven 21, Inc.: To provide feeding program support for the children at the Epoch Dreams Center in Hebron.
* Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art: To support the 2016/2017 AmeriCorps Education member.
* Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.: To support the 2016/2017 Young Entrepreneur Academy.
* Coastal Hospice, Inc.: To support an advanced directive program on the Lower Shore.
* Somerset County Judy Center Partnership: To create a diaper distribution program in Somerset County.
* Worcester County Health Department: To offer childbirth classes in Worcester and Somerset Counties.
* Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center, Inc.: To support outreach and education materials for use with young parents with substance abuse addictions.