Foundation Awards $68,823 for Community Needs


The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore has awarded a series of Community Needs grants totaling $68,823. The grants were distributed recently to thirteen 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 spring from the Foundation’s Community Needs Funds. The next deadline for qualified nonprofit organizations to apply for Community Needs Grants is August 1, 2013.

“The needs of the nonprofit organizations serving the Lower Eastern Shore continueto 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 Arts and Culture:

  • Art Institute and Gallery of Salisbury, Inc. to support the creation of an art history lecture program which will provide the Art Institute and Galley the opportunity to reach out to children and older adults.

  • KT Brown Box Theatre Project to bring live theatre to public venues on the Lower Eastern Shore and to provide free admission.

  • Worcester County Arts Council to support Paint Berlin, a plein air (open air) event in September 2013 to connect artists with Berlin and local residents with artists.