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Foundation Awards $71,628 for Community Needs

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc. has awarded a series of Community Needs grants totaling $71,628 which were distributed recently to 15 programs in the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The grants will benefit residents of the region, and are being awarded this fall from the Foundation’s Community Needs Funds. The next deadline for qualified nonprofit organizations to apply for the second round of community needs grants during the 2011 fiscal year is February 1st.

“As the population of our area continues to grow, so do the needs of the nonprofit organizations serving our region,” said Spicer Bell, the Foundation’s President. “To help meet needs throughout Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties, we are pleased and excited to be able to help fund these worthwhile programs,” he added.

Grants in this cycle were awarded to charitable and community programs initiated by the following organizations:

  • A Pet for Life, Inc.

  • Atlantic General Hospital

  • Bay Shore Services, Inc.

  • Believe in Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation, Inc.

  • Fruitland Falcons Football, Inc.

  • Go-Getters, Inc.

  • Lower Shore Clinic, Inc.

  • Maryland Food Bank, Inc.

  • Mason Dixon Woodworkers

  • Town of Ocean City

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore

  • Volunteers of Deers Head, Inc.

  • Wicomico County Council of PTA’s

  • Wicomico Public Library

  • Women Supporting Women, Inc.

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore is a charitable foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents of Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties by building charitable funds, maximizing benefits to donors, making effective grants to nonprofit organizations and providing leadership in addressing community needs.

For more information about the Community Foundation, visit the Foundation’s website at www.cfes.org, or call 410-742-9911.

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