Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc.

Salisbury, MD   |  http://www.cfes.org

Mission

To strengthen our community by connecting people who care with causes that matter to improve quality of life in our region.

Ruling year info

1984

President

Mrs. Erica Joseph

Main address

1324 Belmont Ave Ste 401

Salisbury, MD 21804 USA

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Formerly known as

Salisbury Regional Community Foundation

EIN

52-1326014

NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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As leaders, grant makers, and stewards of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore connects people who care to causes that matter for the common good of the Lower Eastern Shore. We are a 501c3 nonprofit with an inspiring history of fostering charitable endeavors, and have provided more than $66.9 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since 1984. We collaborate with individuals, families, and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthen local nonprofits through grants and resources. We are devoted to improving our regional community and believe in the power of philanthropy.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Eastern Shore Nonprofit Support Center

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, as part of its core mission, has supported local nonprofit organizations since 1984. In addition to financial support, the Foundation has developed a number of Nonprofit Support Programs designed to enhance the capacity of local organizations to effectively achieve their mission.   Meeting and conference facilities, educational programs, grants research, and professinal development services are available for the nonprofit sector.

Population(s) Served

The Community Foundation’s Community Needs Grant Program provides program support to a broad range of charitable programs. Applicants must be 501c3 nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations providing non-sectarian programs, or eligible programs within government agencies serving citizens on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland (specifically Somerset, Wicomico, and/or Worcester County). The program has a $5,000 grant award maximum.

Population(s) Served

The Community Foundation’s Education Awards Grant Program provides support for classroom-based programs in public and private schools (pre-K through 12th grade) on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland (specifically Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester County). For additional eligibility detail, please visit the MSDE nonpublic school website. Eligible private schools must be on the MSDE nonpublic schools list. The program has a $5,000 grant award maximum.

Population(s) Served

Field of Interest Funds are established by donors to support a particular area of interest. Within that subject area, the Foundation makes grants to the most appropriate organizations and projects serving that interest. Selection is guided by the Foundation’s Community Initiative Committee.

Population(s) Served

The Community Foundation’s Workforce Development Grant program supports scholarship opportunities for job training, education, or professional development programs. Special emphasis will be placed on programs serving people with disabilities, high school juniors and seniors, non-traditional students, nonprofit professionals, and skilled professionals in fields that serve vulnerable populations in our community.

Population(s) Served

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. The grant award maximum is $5,000.

Population(s) Served

Applicants must be 501c3 nonprofit organizations, public schools, faith-based organizations providing non-sectarian programs, or eligible programs within government agencies serving citizens in Somerset, Wicomico, and/or Worcester Counties. The grant award maximum is $2,000.

Technical Assistance & Capacity Building grants provide support to for pilot projects, organizational improvement and capacity building, technology and equipment purchases.

Emergency Assistance grants provide pharmaceutical, transportation, food, and utility assistance through our local charities.

Youth Help grants provide support to students who otherwise could not afford to take advantage of opportunities that would help them grow and become better citizens of our community.

Volunteer Engagement grants provide support for volunteer led projects at eligible nonprofit organizations.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Council on Foundations National Standards 2002

Council on Foundations National Standards 2012

Council on Foundations National Standards 2017

Awards

Salisbury Award 2009

Salisbury Award Committee

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 1984

Council on Foundations - Member 1998

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average grant amount

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

• Be an effective steward for assets entrusted to CFES.
• Actively encourage philanthropy by empowering donors to increase grantmaking and community impact.
• Provide all audiences with the highest level of customer service and build efficiencies through technology solutions.

• Be an effective steward for assets entrusted to CFES.
• Actively encourage philanthropy by empowering donors to increase grantmaking and community impact.
• Provide all audiences with the highest level of customer service and build efficiencies through technology solutions.

We are fully capable in our current staffing to meet our goals.

We are two years into a three year strategic plan, and have accomplished many of the tasks in the plan.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/18/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jim Thomas

Melody Nelson

Nationwide Insurance Agent

Kathleen McLain

Ernie Satchell

Lauren Taylor

John Allen

Delmarva Power

James Thomas

David Vorhis

Webb, Burnett, Cornbrooks, Wilber, Vorhis, Douse & Mason, LLP

Julius Zant

Peninsula Nurosurgical Association

Stephanie Willey

Comcast Spotlight

Dwight Marshall

Nationwide Insurance Agent

Carolyn Johnston

Michael Truitt

Merrill Lynch & Co

Thomas Coates

Coates, Coates, & Coates, P.A.

Andy Kim

Kim & Associates, PA

Greg Tawes

BB&T Bank

Gayle Widdowson

Velda Henry

W. Todd Hershey

Delmarby, Inc.

James Jones

First Shore Federal Savings and Loan

Annette Wallace

Pocomoke High School

George Whitehead

Ginnie Malone

Jan Perdue

Allen Brown, Sr.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No