Who We Are
GRANTS AWARDED IN FY 2020
IN GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS SINCE 1984
GRANTED IN FY 2020
SCHOLARSHIPS GRANTED IN FY 2020
LOWER SHORE NONPROFITS SERVED
What We Do
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 $89 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.
What We Believe In
To strengthen our community by connecting people who care with causes that matter to improve quality of life in our region.
Our vision for Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore is a community where all can live, learn, work, create and prosper.
Integrity is the cornerstone of our values. We believe it is not only important to know the right thing to do, but equally important to do the right thing and be above reproach in all we do.
Leadership includes seizing the initiative and challenging others to improve the communities we serve. We strive to be innovative, compassionate and diligent in our efforts to serve as the respected resource for regional philanthropy.
Collaboration with interested parties will make it possible to facilitate the most favorable solutions for those we serve; to build consensus in the face of adversity; and to empower others to build lasting partnerships. We embrace our shared responsibility in working toward productive solutions to strengthen our community.
Transparency is the best way to prove to others that we are upholding our values and to make mutual trust possible and our actions understandable. We provide information that will empower stakeholders to make informed decisions.
Respect means operating in a spirit of cooperation, valuing human dignity, embracing diversity and recognizing the needs and opportunities our differences create. We endeavor to treat others as we expect to be treated.
Accountability for our actions, decisions, and results sets the standard for all those we serve. It focuses on keeping commitments, achieving results, and exercising sound judgment. We accept responsibility for our performance in all our decisions and actions.