Foundation Seeks Community Needs Grant Apps

Lower Shore Nonprofits may Apply until August 1st

The next round of funding from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) for local nonprofit organizations will be made available on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore this Fall. Applications for the Foundation’s Community Needs Grants Program are now being accepted online until August 1st.

The semi-annual Community Needs Grant Program benefits organizations serving the Lower Shore, with a $5,000 maximum award per nonprofit. Local nonprofits can now apply for grants from the Foundation more easily and efficiently through a new computer grants application portal on the CFES website.

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: For more information on the Foundation’s grant programs call 410-742-9911.



About the Community Foundation: CFES strengthens our community by connecting people who care with causes that matter to improve quality of life. We have distributed more than $60 million in grants and scholarships on the Lower Eastern Shore since 1984. We collaborate with individuals, families, and businesses to match their charitable interests with local needs and strengthen nonprofits through grants and resources. To learn how you can do more with your community foundation, visit or call 410-742-9911.

Gee Williams, Marketing Director | 410-742-9911 |

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