Community Foundation Announces Deadline for Education Awards Grant Program

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The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore announces the 2014 deadline for the Education Awards Grant Program.  Public and private schools on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore must submit proposals no later than Friday, August 22nd at 4 p.m.

 In 2013, the Community Foundation awarded over $50,000 for programs benefiting local students.  Grants supported a range of programs including the arts, technology, literacy, leadership development, environmental education, and peer mentoring program.

Individual grant amounts will likely range from $500 to $5,000 and will support public and private schools in the counties of Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester.  Grants will be awarded to those schools that demonstrate creativity and innovation through programs designed to enhance the educational experience for students.

  The Community Foundation also recognizes the most innovative proposal each year with the prestigious Mary Gay Calcott Award.  In 2013, the Community Foundation recognized Parkside High school with the Ninth Annual Mary Gay Calcott Award of Excellence.

            Grants will be awarded during American Education Week in November.  Copies of grant guidelines and application forms are available by visiting or by calling 410-742-9911. 

About the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore:  Celebrating 30 years of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) has been serving the needs of Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties granting more than $50 million.  Through the generosity and vision of our donors, CFES awarded grants totaling more than $5.4 million in fiscal year 2013.  CFES brings together donors and builds on community assets through scholarship grants, advocacy, and leadership development.  By focusing on people, organizations, neighborhoods, and nonprofit capacity building, the Foundation addresses community needs in the areas of health, education, arts and culture, community development, and the environment.  The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore serves Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.  Please visit for more information or call 410-742-9911.

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