One hundred years ago, in 1914, the community foundation concept was born in the Midwest, giving rise to a new philanthropy, a new way of participating in community, and a new vision for the future.
Today, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc. (CFES) is one of more than 700 community foundations in the United States, collectively managing more than $48 billion in assets and making grants of approximately $4.5 billion a year to improve life in their communities. There are more than 1,700 community foundations worldwide.
“On May 17th, CFES celebrates its own 30th anniversary, commemorating the generations of donors and volunteers whose generosity continues to make life better on the Lower Eastern Shore,” said Doug Wilson, President & CEO, CFES. “We also mark this year as the 100th anniversary of the community foundation movement at work in communities around the world.”
Like all community foundations, CFES invites everyday people with a vision and a passion for community to create something together.