Community Needs Grants Application Deadline

Funding from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Community Needs Grant Program will be made available in the spring to local nonprofit organizations on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore. The next deadline for applications with a $5,000 maximum award per nonprofit for the semi-annual grant program is February 1st.

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. These competitive grants are awarded to benefit organizations serving Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties at least twice each year.

The Community Foundation will host a ‘Community Needs Grants Open House’ on Thursday, Jan. 5, starting at 10 a.m.  “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.  “Join our staff as we discuss the Community Foundation’s Community Needs Grants Program. The grant application and award process will be reviewed in its entirety.”

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.

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