The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc. is a public foundation serving the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, specifically Somerset County, Wicomico County, and Worcester County. Established in 1984, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc. is a local philanthropic expert committed to connecting donors with community needs. 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. To learn more about how to become a partner in charitable giving with the Community Foundation, visit our Give page. To learn about how to apply for grants and scholarships from CFES funds, visit the Receive page. Or, at any time, our Staff welcomes your call or email.
In fiscal year 2015 the Foundation made over 1,500 grants totaling $5 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. To view a list of grantees, visit our grantmaking page.
Encourage philanthropy and strengthen our communities.
Increase annual grant making to $10 million by 2024
Integrity is the cornerstone of our values. It means we are above reproach in everything we do. We believe it is not only important to know the right thing to do, but equally important to do the right thing.
Leadership includes not only seizing the initiative but also challenging others to improve the communities we serve. We strive to be creative, thoughtful and innovative in our efforts to serve as the respected resource for regional philanthropy.
Collaboration with interested parties will make it possible to facilitate the most favorable solutions for those we serve; to build consensus in the face of adversity; and to empower others to build lasting partnerships. We embrace our shared responsibility in working toward productive solutions.
Transparency is the best way to prove to others that we are upholding our values. It makes mutual trust possible and helps make our actions understandable. We expect to provide information that will give stakeholders more power and the freedom to make informed decisions.
Respect means operating in a spirit of cooperation and valuing human dignity. It includes embracing different cultures, recognizing unique needs, and honoring diversity. We endeavor to treat others as we expect to be treated.
Accountability for our actions, decisions, and results helps keep us connected to those we serve. It focuses on keeping commitments, achieving results, and exercising sound judgment. We take responsibility for our performance in all our decisions and actions.
Grace Center for Maternal & Women’s Health (“Grace Center”) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Worcester County, MD. The Center serves clients from the Maryland lower Eastern Shore, the Virginia peninsula, and southern Delaware. Our mission is simple: Grace Center is a safe haven dedicated to improving the maternal health and well-being of women in the community.
Founded in 2010 as a pregnancy resource center, our mission has expanded along with our servcies and outreach programs to address the unmet needs of pregnant and post-partum mothers in the community.
Our clients come from multiple socio-economic levels and cultures. Many are from broken homes that lack parental/family structure with generational alcoholism, drug addiction, psychological, physical, and/or sexual abuse.
All of our services are provided at no cost to the client.
Grace Center is open Monday-Thursday from 10am-5pm.
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
What we do
Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:
Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
Save mothers and children
Grow local economies
Here’s some information on how to get involved: Click here!
The Berlin Rotary is still in the growing stages, so please email Tom Bickerstaff if you’d like to get involved!
Snow Hill, MD
Since its inception in 1997, Worcester County GOLD (Giving Other Lives Dignity) continues to work diligently to provide vital support to enhance the lives of Worcester County Residents who experience an emergency situation while already living in poverty and low-income circumstances including infants and children, families in crisis, those who are homeless, and children transitioning from homes into foster care.