Nonprofit Support Center

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The Eastern Shore Nonprofit Support Center is designed to serve local nonprofit organizations with access to training and professional development, networking and capacity-building resources.  CFES is committed to supporting local nonprofit organizations through funding opportunities as well as through the programs and services outlined below.


Nonprofit Resources

The Eastern Shore Nonprofit Support Center provides the local nonprofit sector with electronic and print materials on a wide-range of nonprofit management and philanthropy topics including grant writing, strategic planning, and financial planning to board development, volunteer management, and marketing.

As a Funding Information Network partner with the Foundation Center, CFES offers free access to the top-tier of the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online, a searchable database of potential funding opportunities for over 105,000 grant-makers nationwide.

How can the Funding Information Network help me?

  • Learn the basics of grant seeking and grant making
  • Gather information about grant proposals and proposal writing
  • Find detailed profiles for foundations
  • Explore additional topics related to philanthropy, volunteerism, and fundraising

Where will I find the Foundation Directory Online?

The Foundation Directory Online is located in the Nonprofit Resource Center of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Staff members are available to assist users with the database during the Foundation’s regular hours. No appointment is necessary.

 How can I find out more?

For more information, please call 410-742-9911 or visit the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network website.


Event Registration

To register for any of the Community Foundation’s Programs please use the appropriate link below.

» Download Form to Register and Pay by Mail
» Online Registration and Payment – Registration details are on each event


Volunteer Academy

2014 Volunteer Academy Application


Nonprofit Scholarship Program

The Nonprofit Scholarship Program is offered in partnership with the Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department at Wor-Wic Community College. Scholarships (covering tuition and fees) are available for select courses each semester to staff and volunteers of local nonprofit 501c3 organizations.

» Guidelines & Application
» Scholarship Program Evaluation Form
» Wor-Wic Catalog


Sign Language Interpreter Request

We are committed to making our service and facilities accessible to all of our patrons. We will provide sign language interpreter services by written request only. Please submit all requests for interpreting services five full working days (or more) in advance of the training that you will attend.

» Interpreter Request Form