Community Needs

The Community Foundation’s Community Needs Grant Program provides program support to a broad range of charitable programs. Applicants must be 501c3 nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations providing non-sectarian programs or eligible programs within government agencies serving citizens on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland (specifically Somerset, Wicomico, and/or Worcester County). Grants are typically in the $500-5,000 range.

Applicants must submit a Community Needs Grant Application by the deadline, currently February 1st and August 1st, of each year to be considered. (Note: If the deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline is the preceding Friday.) A site visit will be conducted as part of the grant review process.


Application


6-Month Performance Report


12-Month Performance Report


Grant Committee Site Visit Form


Community Needs Grant Review Committee:

Duke Marshall, Jr., Chair
Michael Truitt, Vice Chair
John Barrett
Todd Burbage
Jane Corcoran
Annemarie Dickerson
Michael Dunn
William Ferguson
Nancy Goldsmith
Dr. John Groutt
Janice Perdue
Anthony Sarbanes
Ernest Satchell
Donald Taylor
Stephanie Willey
Dr. Carol Williamson
Dr. Julius Zant