PLEASE NOTEAll first-time applicants to the Community Foundation are required to establish a grantee relationship by making their initial application to the Community Needs grant program, which is offered twice a year.

You may view and download our grant eligibility and exclusions. 

You may also view our Grantee Toolkit, which was designed to assist nonprofits in the process of applying for a grant through the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, or those who have already applied for and received a grant. 

On the next screen, you will find a list of all of our grant programs.  Currently, we are placing a special concern on the global pandemic and the urgent needs of 501c (3) agencies.  However, there are other grant opportunities listed in our portal.  If you are unsure which program is the right fit for you, please fill out a letter of inquiry and our staff will respond to you about any grant programs you are eligible for.