Women’s Fund Awards $25,000 in Grants

Funding focuses on addressing unmet needs of women, girls

The Women’s Fund at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) granted $25,000 to area nonprofits during its 7th annual grant reception on June 13th.  The Foundation’s Women’s Fund focuses its grant making efforts on addressing the unmet needs of women and girls in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.


“Our Women’s Fund allows a group of likeminded people to make a charitable impact on causes that matter to them,” states Erica Joseph, CFES President. “These grants will assist those less fortunate, help create strong women, and continue a tradition of giving in our community.”


The Women’s Fund of the Eastern Shore was created through the power of collective philanthropy. Members work together to help change the lives of local women and girls by pooling financial resources in hopes of developing strong, self-sufficient women, and positive change in the local community.


Grants recipients for 2018 are Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore, Inc., Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council, Inc., Horizons Salisbury, Inc., Grace Center for Maternal and Women’s Health (formerly Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center, Inc.), United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, Inc., Women Supporting Women, Inc., and Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services, Inc.


The Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund presents $25,400 in grants to representatives from seven nonprofit organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council, Horizons Salisbury, Grace Center for maternal and Women’s Health, United Way of the Eastern Shore, Women Supporting Women, and Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services.



About the Community Foundation: As leaders, grant makers, and stewards of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore connects people who care to causes that matter for 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 $77 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 the power of philanthropy.


For information contact: Victoria Kent, Marketing Officer | 410-742-9911 |vkent@CFES.org

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