Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund Hosts Grant Reception

The Women’s Fund at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore celebrated its second year of grant awards July 18th from 5:30-7:30 pm at a special reception hosted at the Community Foundation.

The Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund is a permanent endowment fund created to address the unmet needs of women and/or girls on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore. Since the Fund was established in October 2011, more than 130 local women have become founding members. The Women’s Fund will award grant totaling $25,000 to deserving organizations in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties.

The following six programs received Women’s Funds Grants for 2013 during ceremonies held at the Community Foundation:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake received $3,368 to support the 2nd Annual Sister Power resource fair for local girls

  • Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center received $3,830 to support the establishment of Earn While You Learn Program for young mothers as well as transportation costs associated with the Chat & Chew Support Group.

  • Kids of Honor received $3,750 to support 2013-2014 school year special activities and events including STEP Sistaz, a new student mentoring program.

  • MAC, Inc. Area Agency on Aging received $5,000 to provide chiropractic services and Community Navigation services for breast cancer survivors.

  • Village of Hope received $5,000 to purchase new furnishings for four of the 14 women’s transitional living apartments.

  • Wicomico HOPE received $3,500 to provide funding for foster care youth to attend a series of workshops dedicated to transitional life skills training.

For more information on The Women’s Fund of the Eastern Shore the Community Foundation, visit www.cfes.org or call 410-742-9911.