$25,000 In Grant Funding Available for Women & Girl Focused Programs


Up to $25,000 in grant funding is available to aid nonprofit programs designated for Lower Shore women and girls. The funding is made possible by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Women’s Fund, and applications are due by March 30th.

The Women’s Fund focuses its grant making efforts to address the unmet needs of women or girls in Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset counties. Each eligible organization may receive up to $5,000 this spring, and recipients will be presented the awards at a grantee reception.

Previous recipients have included a broad range of area nonprofits, some of which are female specific organizations such as Women Supporting Women, while other awardees offer female focused programs such as the Life Crisis Center, Inc. Other recipients include the likes of MAC, Inc., Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County, Inc., and Salisbury University.

“The Women’s Fund allows women who are committed to the betterment of our local community to come together and make a lasting impact,” states Erica Joseph, President of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. “Through this sort of collective charitable giving, we can teach future generations the importance of improving the lives of others and instill a tradition of philanthropy.”

The Women’s Fund of the Eastern Shore was created through the power of collective philanthropy and is held at The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. 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.

For information and grant applications visit CFES.org. Applications are due no later than March 30th. Requests should address the unmet needs of women or girls, and must articulate a direct and measurable benefit of this targeted population in Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset County.


Women’s Fund 2017 grantees are presented with their grant awards at a June 2017 reception.


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