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  • Community Foundation celebrates record grant making year and national recognition

    August 13, 2019
    Community Foundation celebrates record grant making year and national recognition
    August 13, 2019 – Salisbury, Md. – The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore has announced a recording breaking total of $6.2 million in charitable grants for the 2019 fiscal year. As the region’s single largest annual grant maker, the funds were awarded through more than 1,700 grants supporting various community needs across the Lower Eastern Shore as well as more than 400 scholarships totaling $600,000. This most recent milestone brings the Community Foundation to $84 million in grants to the community since 1984.
    The Foundation also recently earned its 3rd consecutive accreditation from the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations -- the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence.
    “Receiving the National Standards accreditation is a rigorous and comprehensive process designed to establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations,” says Community Foundation president Erica Joseph. “However, our donors are putting their trust in us, and accolades such as this attest to the strength and health of our foundation.”
    The Community Foundation will celebrate annual grant making achievements at the 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on November 1st at the Fountains Wedding and Conference Center in Salisbury, Maryland. The Foundation will report on its philanthropic activities during the past year, and announce winners of the 2019 Community Foundation awards, as well as highlight philanthropic initiatives that serve the Lower Shore.
    The public is welcome to attend the Annual Meeting, however tickets are required due to limited seating. For ticket information visit CFES.org or call 410-742-9911.

    About the Community Foundation: As leaders, grant makers, and stewards of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore connects people who care to causes that matter for the common good of the Lower Eastern Shore.  We are a 501c3 nonprofit with an inspiring history of fostering charitable endeavors, and have provided $84 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since 1984. We collaborate with individuals, families, and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthen local nonprofits through grants and resources. We are devoted to improving our regional community and believe in the power of philanthropy.  
    For information contact: Victoria Kent, Marketing Officer | 410-742-9911 |vkent@CFES.org