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.
Mid Atlantic Symphony Orchestra to support a one day Master class and performance for students at Berlin Intermediate School and Stephen Decatur Middle School.
Worcester County Library to provide support for an education series that will include discussions, lectures and short films on the subject of cultural diversity.
Somerset County Historical Society to support creation of new marketing materials for the Society and to promote the Teackle Mansion.
Cavallaro and Cleary Visual Arts Foundation to support student art exhibits with proceeds to benefit the CCART Scholarship Program.
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art to support the Winter on the Shore holiday season program for residents and visitors.
Village of Hope to purchase equipment related to a new security monitoring system for the Transitional Living Program residential building.
Children’s House by the Sea/Believe in Tomorrow Foundation to replace flooring and furnishings in the Ocean City respite house that serves critically ill children and their families.
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland to support technology upgrades for use in the Salisbury-based program, Visions of Independent and Positive Seniors.
Holly Center Auxiliary to purchase ten new therapeutic wedges for Holly Center’s physical therapy program.
Hudson Health Services to provide half the costs associated with treatment for four patents who are unable to afford treatment and are not eligible for state assistance.
Somerset County Health Department to support the partnership of the Health Department and Moveable Feast, a nonprofit based in Baltimore, to provide food delivery to clients in need.