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Community Foundation's Grant Supports Artist in Residence Program at Fruitland Primary

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) awarded an education grant to Fruitland Primary to support an Artist in Residence Program featuring award winning children’s author Priscilla Cummings. Second grade students learned about the significance of the Chesapeake Bay by reading Cumming’s books and then writing about them. Priscilla discussed writing and publishing books with the students during her presentation.

The Community Foundation honored Maryland lower shore schools and educators with $55,631 in grants through the Foundation’s 2014 Education Award Grants Program.

Education Awards are made annually in conjunction with National Education Week through a competitive process to public and private schools on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Grants are made to those schools that have developed innovative programs to be particularly beneficial to their students and communities.

The Community Foundation invites qualified organizations to submit applications. Grants are in the $1,500 - $5,000 range and the deadline is August 21, 2015.

About the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore: Celebrating 30 years of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) has been serving the needs of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties granting more than $50 million. Through the generosity and vision of our donors, CFES awarded grants totaling more than $4.8 million in fiscal year 2014. CFES brings together donors and builds on community assets through scholarships, grants, advocacy and leadership development. By focusing on people, organizations, neighborhoods and nonprofit capacity building, the Foundation addresses community needs in the areas of health, education, arts and culture, community development and the environment. Please visit www.cfes.org for more information or call 410-742-9911.

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