There’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and now Giving Tuesday to benefit local non-profits

SALISBURY — Eighty Lower Shore nonprofits are joining together to celebrate generosity on Giving Tuesday with a 24-hour online giving event. Held each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, this year’s event falls on November 28th.   Participants range from the Crisfield Heritage Foundation to the Somerset County Historical Society to Main Street Princess Anne. […]

Community Foundation offers training in Crisfield to help nonprofits find more funding opportunities

SALISBURY — Charities in Somerset County will have an opportunity to learn how to make applications easier and more efficient for grants sought from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) during a public workshop at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 15 at the Crisfield Library.   In response to ever increasing inquires for […]

Community Foundation awards Goslee Youth Initiative grants

SALISBURY — The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Goslee Youth Initiative awarded over $87,000 in grants to fourteen area nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools at a reception hosted at the Community Foundation.

The Goslee Youth Initiative was created in honor of Gladys Goslee, a long-time Friend of the Community Foundation, who passed away late last year. Gladys was an ardent supporter of area youth having taught for over 40 years and who continued to serve as a mentor following her retirement from education in 2001. Gladys’ husband Charles and daughter Vonda Green were in attendance to present the awards to the following organizations:

Child and Family Foundation – to support the Education and Literacy component of 1 Year to Empowerment

Delmarva Discovery Center – to support Delmarva Discovery Center’s After School Program Partnership with Pocomoke Middle

Dove Point, Inc. – to support a sixteen week mental health intervention program

Eleven 21 (Epoch Dreams Center) – to support the Epoch Dreams After School

Fruitland Community Center – to support a summer youth program for Fruitland area at-risk youth

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay – to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience Program

James M. Bennett High School – to support the Bennett Empowering Women to Improve Self Esteem Program

Maple Shade Youth and Family Services – to support a youth depression psycho-educational cognitive behavioral adolescent intervention program

Pocomoke High School – to support the Pocomoke 100 college tour

Salisbury Horizons – to support the Salisbury Horizon intensive academic summer program

Somerset County Public Schools – to support the Somerset County Public Schools SAILS After School Program

President of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore announces his retirement

The chairwoman of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore board announces that president and CEO Doug Wilson will be retiring effective at the close of 2014.