Women’s Fund Awards $5,000 to Four Area Nonprofits

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Emergency grants of $1,250 each were awarded to four area nonprofits from the Women’s Fund at the Community FoundationDiakonia, Inc., Little Sisters of Charity, Life Crisis Center and Samaritan Shelter each received grants for emergency needs of women and girls.

According to Shelly Daniels, Executive Director, Samaritan Shelter, Inc., “The award from the Women’s Fund will help us meet the needs of women and girls.  Primarily the funds will be used to help with costs associated with education and employment.  Our organization is very grateful to be the recipient of these funds.  We appreciate our partnership with the Women’s Fund and the Community Foundation of the Lower Eastern Shore.”

Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund Emergency Grants provide funding to nonprofit organizations that support critical assistance to local women and girls.  Funding will be awarded to services and programs that offer utility, prescription, food, education and housing or other emergency type needs.

About the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore:  Celebrating 30 years of charitable leadership, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) has been serving the needs of Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties granting more than $30 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 scholarships, 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.  For more information, visit www.cfes.org, or call 410-742-9911. 

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