Foundation Awards $59,867 for Community Needs


The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore has awarded a series of Community Needs grants totaling $59,867 which were distributed recently to fourteen organizations in the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The grants will benefit, either directly or indirectly, the 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 Community Needs grants is February 1, 2013.

“The needs of the nonprofit organizations serving the Lower Eastern Shore continue to grow,” said Doug Wilson, the Foundation’s president. “To help meet the demands throughout Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties, we are pleased and excited to be able to help fund these worthwhile programs.”

Grants in the current cycle were awarded to the following nonprofits:

For Education and Youth:

  • Kids of Honor to support the Connection Club program at Kids of Honor partner sites.

  • Mental Health Association of Talbot County to implement the Kids on the Block Program for elementary schools in the tri-county area.

  • Woodrow T. Wilson Community Center/Crisfield Housing Authority to provide support to the Community Center and partner with the Fruitland Falcons Football program to engage Crisfield area at-risk youth.