Susssex County Nonprofit Grant Workshop Planned for March 1
The FACES program is orchestrated by a volunteer advisory board composed of citizens who live or work in Sussex County. These people are typically business leaders, community activists, students, and nonprofit executives. The advisory board members evaluate each application and recommend to the foundation where the funds should go, based on the needs of the community. The grant cycle will open Wednesday, Feb. 15, and applications are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 16.
“This is our 17th year of giving FACES grants in Sussex County,” said Patti Grimes, executive director of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation. “We’re so proud to be able to serve the most vulnerable organizations serving our community. We are committed to doing everything we can to help support and continue the vital work they do.”
A Meet the Funder Workshop will take place at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, at the Georgetown Public Library. This workshop will focus on an overview of the FACES grant process as well as the e-grant system, which is used during the FACES grant application process. The winners will be announced in May.
Organizations that received FACES grants in 2016 include: Frankford Public Library, Girls on the Run of Delaware Inc., Harry K Foundation, Immanuel Shelter Inc., New Hope Recreation and Development Center Inc., John M. Clayton Elementary School, North Georgetown Elementary School, 21st CCLC, Selbyville Middle School, Supporting Kidds and West Side New Beginnings Inc.
The Carl M. Freeman Foundation commits its time, talent and treasure to facilitate, support and promote innovative community-based leadership and giving. It has been involved in the Sussex County community since the Freeman Companies began developing Sea Colony in the 1960s. As the Freeman Companies developed the communities of Bayside and Bear Trap Dunes, the foundation expanded its outreach with the FACES program. In 2008, the foundation began supporting The Freeman Stage at Bayside, an open-air performing arts venue operated by the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, located near Fenwick Island, which will open its 10th season this summer.
For more information about the application process, contact Melissa Rizer, Carl M. Freeman Foundations grant manager, at 302-436-6310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For guidelines and grant applications, go to www.carlfreemanfoundation.org
For more information about the FACES Grants Program, go to www.carlfreemanfoundation.org.