Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore Begins Neighborhood Grants Program
“This new Neighborhood Grants Program will focus on key neighborhoods across the tri-county area and their potential to become and ultimately remain both safe and vibrant,” said CFES President Erica Joseph in Tuesday’s announcement.
Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $1,500. A special focus is placed on projects that address issues that impact youth, foster new youth leaders, or build the confidence, knowledge, skills and collective leadership of youth.
According to the CFES, applicants for the NGP must be an eligible public K-12 school, government agency, a religious organization engaged in non-sectarian activity, or a non-profit, tax exempt public charity as defined by the IRS.
The Community Foundation will accept grant applications quarterly on Jan. 1, April 1, July 1 and Oct. 1. Applicants may also apply with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor if they do not have 501(c)3 status with the IRS. Examples of potential fiscal sponsors include churches, schools or nonprofit organizations.
The first Neighborhood Grants Program applications deadline is Oct. 1. Copies of grant guidelinesand application forms are available by visiting www.cfes.org or by calling (410) 742-9911.
Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
1324 Belmont Ave., Ste 401
Salisbury, MD 21804