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.
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
Dr. John Groutt
Dr. Carol Williamson
Dr. Julius Zant