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$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 April 1st.

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 and the Girl Scouts, while other awardees offer female focused programs such as Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services, Women Supporting Women, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore, Horizons, and the United Way.

“The Women’s Fund is a great example of how collaboration can make a lasting impact in our community,” states Erica Joseph, President of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. “Through collective charitable giving, we can make an impact now, while teaching future generations the importance 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 April 1st. 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.

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