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). The program has a $5,000 grant award maximum.
TO APPLY: Eligible nonprofit organizations must submit a Community Needs Grant Application (deadlines February 1st and August 1st each year). A site visit will be conducted as part of the grant review process.
Please Note: If the deadline falls on a weekend – Grant applications are collected from the onsite drop box on the following Monday at 8 a.m. Late applications will not be accepted.
The next Community Needs Grants application deadline is Monday, August 1st. For additional information please contact Heather Mahler at Hmahler@cfes.org
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