The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore has awarded a series of Community Needs Grants totaling $87,491.00. The grants were distributed recently to twenty-two organizations on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.
The next deadline for qualified nonprofit organizations to apply for Community Needs Grants is August 1, 2015.
“The needs of the nonprofit organizations serving the Lower Eastern Shore continue to grow,” said Erica Joseph, the Foundation’s president. “We are pleased and excited to be able to help support these meaningful programs.”
Grants were awarded to the following nonprofits.
Town Cats, Inc. to support feral cat spay/neutering programs in Worcester County
Art League of Ocean City, Inc. to support the Art with a Heart series of projects that raises awareness for the therapeutic value of art.
Brown Box Theatre Project to support the Spring Shorts Taming of the Shrew free public performances
Friends of Delmarva Public Radio, Inc. to support the creation and broadcasting of Delmarva Almanac cultural, heritage, and natural resource information to Delmarva Public Radio
Pocomoke Indian Nation, Inc. to support Native American cultural history marketing, outreach and education programs
Somerset County Parks and Recreation Department to support Somerset County public events
Wicomico Environmental Trust, Ltd. to support faith based marketing and outreach to include a half day conference
Coastal Hospice, Inc. to support a child bereavement program named Safe Harbor
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation to provide interactive Crohn’s and Colitis Education events on the Lower Eastern Shore
Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore to enhance pediatric speech therapy services
I.P.P.S. Mentoring Program, Inc. to support a prison mentoring project at both Wicomico County Detention Center and Poplar Hill Pre-Release Center
Somerset Wellness Center to support wellness workshops for the Somerset County 50+ population
Village of Hope, Inc. to support the case management and psychological counseling program
Women Supporting Women, Inc. to support a breast cancer survivor nutritional and lifestyle program
Assateague Coastal Trust, Inc. to support the CoastKids and Nature Explorers Summer Enrichment program
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, Inc. to support professional development asset building training for BBBS key staff
Child & Family Foundation, Inc. to support the Together We Read book club program, in partnership with Barnes & Noble
Crisfield Heritage Foundation, Inc. to support a week long marine biology summer camp for 6-8th grade Somerset County youth
Garland Hayward Youth Center to support program supplies and field trip experiences for an after school program in Somerset County
Salisbury Urban Ministries to support the Kids Café afterschool program in Wicomico County
Westside Community Center Foundation, Inc. to support the development of an Aquaculture Center, Laboratory and Education Program at Cedar Hill Park and Marina
YMCA of the Chesapeake, Inc. to support the YMCA early learning program for children age birth to five years.