Fund Details
Women's Fund Letter of Inquiry


The Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore is a permanent endowment fund created through the power of collective philanthropy. Members work together to help change the lives of local women and girls.

Women's Fund Grant Program:

Each spring, The Women’s Fund focuses its grant making on programs addressing the unmet needs of women and/or girls on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore. Requests must articulate a direct and measurable benefit of this targeted population in Wicomico, Worcester, and/or Somerset County. Priority will be made for first time applicants and/or programs.

Eligibility: 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 or Somerset.

Projects that have been awarded in the past will be considered and prioritized on the following basis: 1) Past performance (successes/challenges) 2) Planned Program expansion/growth 3) Identification of Loss/Gap funding. If your project does not merit a full award consideration, staff will notify you at the start of the grant cycle.

Women's Fund Letter of Inquiry

Letters of inquiry will be accepted for this program from February 1-22. All applicants will be reviewed by the Women's Fund Advisory Committee. Those applicants who are selected will be invited to the final application, which is due April 1.

Exclusions: Camperships and/or support for summer camps will not be eligible for consideration.


Please click "Apply" to the right to submit your Letter of Inquiry. If your letter is approved to move forward, we will invite you to complete a full application. Notification of our decision will be made by March 1st. 

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone) :
2/22/2024 11:59 PM