Foundation Awards Over $90,000 for Community Needs


The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore has awarded a number of Community Needs grants totaling $90,046 which were distributed recently to twenty three nonprofit organizations on 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, 2015.

“Nonprofits on the Lower Eastern Shore have unique and complex needs,” said Doug Wilson, the Foundation’s President & CEO. “The Community Foundation is delighted to provide resources that help enhance the valuable programs and services these organizations provide.”

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

Arts and Culture:

  • Charles H. Chipman Foundation to support a Masters Peace performing artist guild 2015 cultural performances

  • Delmarva Discovery Center to support more culturally diverse family programming at the Delmarva Discovery Center

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore to support multicultural performance events at the UMES Mosely Art Gallery

Health and Human Services:

  • American Red Cross Lower Shore Chapter to provide direct aid support for disaster relief on the Lower Shore – specifically, support for victims of house fires, floods, nor’easters and hurricanes

  • Arrow Child & Family Ministries of MD to provide psychiatric rehabilitation of Lower Eastern Shore children

  • MAC, Inc. to support a caregiver outreach program through the Caregivers Resource Center