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Women’s Fund Grants

Grants to Maryland Nonprofits, Agencies, and Faith-Based Institutions
on the Lower Eastern Shore for Programs for Women and Girls

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) - Women’s Fund

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

04/01/19 11:59 PM EST


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Lower Eastern Shore, Maryland nonprofits, government agencies, and religious entities for programs and services that address the unmet needs of girls and women in Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset County. Priority will be made for first-time applicants and/or programs. Proposals must demonstrate a direct and measurable benefit to the targeted population.

Funding is intended to increase the impact of local programs serving girls in foster care, mothers in crisis, young women seeking job-readiness or leadership skills, and others who need a hand-up to be stronger and more self-sufficient, and forces for positive change in the community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grant award maximum is $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be a 501c (3) nonprofit organization, a governmental entity or faith-based program providing non-sectarian programs in the Maryland counties of Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset.

In general the Community Foundation does not fund:
- Athletic Facility Infrastructure
- Athletic Field Maintenance
- Building Campaigns
- Capital Requests
- Debt Retirement
- Endowment Funds
- Fundraising Campaigns
- Nonprofit Start Up Fees (e.g. 501c3 Articles of Incorporation or Form 1023 Filing Fees)
- Ongoing/Operating Expenses
- Operational Deficits
- Partisan Political Activities
- Playground Equipment
- Political Lobbying Activities
- Sectarian Religious Programs

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grant Writing Workshop: Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
1324 Belmont Avenue, Suite 401
Salisbury, MD 21804

Grant writing is a skill that must be developed. There is no magic bullet, but there are tips and tools that can help you to find the right potential sources and effectively approach them. This program will be a fantastic opportunity to hear from a grant writer and grant maker willing to share what they know about what works and what doesn’t and how you can increase your chances of success.

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Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline: April 1, 2019, 11:59 PM EST

All first-time applicants to the Community Foundation are required to establish a grantee relationship by making their initial application to the Community Needs grant program, which is offered twice a year.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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The Women’s Fund Grant Program at CFES
1324 Belmont Avenue Ste 401
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

For questions about this application, please contact Lauren Zarin at
Tel: 410-742-9911
Fax: 410-742-6638

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset County