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.
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 Funding Information Network?
The Network is located in the Nonprofit Resource Center of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Staff members are available to assist users with the Network during the Foundation’s regular hours. No appointment is necessary to use the Network.
How can I find out more?
For more information, please call 410-742-9911 or visit the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network website.
To register for any of the Community Foundation’s Programs please use the appropriate link below.
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.
Meeting and Conference Space
The Nonprofit Support Center provides community meeting space for nonprofit organizations, free of charge, as a way to contribute to our joint efforts to build stronger communities. We encourage organizations to make use of our professional facilities to host meetings, seminars, or small conferences.
Organizations that have not previously used a CFES meeting room are required first to submit a Use of Community Foundation Facilities Application Form.
Organizations that have used our facility in the past, or new approved organizations, may download and fill out the Reservation Request for use of CFES Facilities Form.
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.