The mission of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore is to
strengthen the community by building charitable funds, maximizing
benefits to donors, making effective grants, and providing leadership to
address community needs.
As a nonprofit
charitable organization, the Foundation is the largest non-governmental
source of support for nonprofit organizations in the Maryland lower
shore counties of Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester.
Gifts to the Community Foundation create permanent endowment funds that
steadily grow in value over time and produce income for grants to local
charitable nonprofit organizations.
In fiscal 2011 the Foundation made 1,011 grants totaling $3.7 million as scholarships and as grants, to nonprofit and
faith-based organizations to help improve the quality of life for the
citizens of this region.