Nonprofit Support Center


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.


Foundation Directory Online

Our location also offers free access to Foundation Directory Online, the Foundation Center’s database which allows you to perform online searches on more than 140,000 grant makers.

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.

The nonprofit resource center is open during our regular business hours.  It is located just inside of our front door and the use of it is first come first served.  We offer a work table, computer to access the Foundation Directory online, and printer/copier for your use.

Events & Training

To register for any of the Community Foundation’s Programs please use the appropriate link below.
» Online Event Calendar – Registration details are on each event page. For questions please contact Heather Mahler.

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

Meeting & Conference Room Use

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 are required to complete an online reservation form.  Paper reservation forms are not available.  If you have any questions, please call the Community Foundation at 410-742-9911 and ask for Patt.

Nonprofit Library

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore is a partner of the Foundation Center, a leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide.

As such, we maintain a non-circulating selection of books, reference books, newspapers, and periodicals relating to philanthropy and charitable work.  Our library catalog lists many of these print resources. To view available titles click here.

Our library contains over 250 books covering topics such as: board management, finance, fundraising, grant writing, grant making, leadership, marketing, legal, technology, strategic planning, and writing.

The print publications are available for use in our location free of charge.

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.  Textbooks are the responsibility of the participant or organization.

Nonprofit Job Listings

If you would like your nonprofit’s job openings listed, please submit a job posting here.

  • Worcester County Gold – Executive Director: 
    • The ED will serve as the primary leader, strategist, external champion, and internal manager of GOLD’s mission, goals, & objectives.
    • Knowledge: Understanding of non-profit sector and non-profit Board functions & fund-raising strategies.
    • Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; financial management skills; strong relationship management skills; computer literacy with programs comparable to WORD, QUICKBOOKS, EXCEL, POWERPOINT & PUBLISHER; strong organizational skills.
    • Abilities: Able to engage in creative problem solving; able to inspire & mobilize volunteers into action; able to persuade & negotiate for solutions to problems.
    • Education: College degree or equivalent experience, preferably in the social sciences; additional training or education in fund-raising & fiscal management a plus.
    • Experience: At least three years of non-profit experience at the leadership/management level.
    • Physical Demands/Work Environment : Flexible work hours and some local travel may be required; ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
    • Contact:  Carol Jacobs: 410 641 4290