Women’s Fund Awards $25,000 in Grants


The Women’s Fund at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) granted $25,000 to area nonprofits during its 6th annual grant reception on June 22nd. The Foundation’s Women’s Fund focuses its grant making efforts on addressing the unmet needs of women and girls in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.

“Annual Women’s Fund grants are used for so many wonderful programs that otherwise might not be possible in our area,” states Erica Joseph, CFES President. “It’s inspiring to see the impact these grants have on local women and girls.”

The Women’s Fund of the Eastern Shore was created through the power of collective philanthropy. Members work together to help change the lives of local women and girls by pooling financial resources in hopes of developing strong, self-sufficient women, and positive change in the local community.

Grants recipients for 2017 are as follows:

Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Inc. – The grant enables the Forensic Nursing program to purchase much needed equipment used to gather critical evidence from female victims of assault.

Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services, Inc. – The grant allows SAGES, a two-year program that helps girls who are experiencing difficulty or conflict in their homes or schools, to attend a college orientation opportunity, eat a meal on campus, participate in a family gathering event, and assist in other aspects of SAGES.

Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County, Inc. – The grant supports renovation