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Community Foundation Hosts Grants Interest Meeting

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) will be conducting a grants interest meeting for local nonprofit representatives on July 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Community Foundation offices, 1324 Belmont Avenue Suite 401 in Salisbury. Community Foundation staff will be available to answer questions regarding the review of program guidelines and the application format for the Community Needs Program. In addition, the submission of proposals will be discussed.

The Community Needs Program provides financial support for charitable programs that benefit the residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to nonprofit, government and faith-based programs.

The next deadline for applications for the Community Needs Grant Program is August 1st and funds will be awarded in October 2015. For more information, please contact Heather Towers, CFES Program Officer at 410-742-9911, or visit the CFES website at www.cfes.org.

Gifts to the Community Foundation, a public charity, create permanent endowment funds that steadily grow in value over time and produce income for grants to local charitable nonprofit organizations.

About the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore: Celebrating over 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. For more information, please visit www.cfes.org or call 410-742-9911.

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