The Women & Girls Fund of the Mid-Shore, a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, is now accepting grant proposals from IRS-designated non-profit organizations for programs addressing the needs of Mid-Shore women and girls. Completed applications must be submitted by Monday, November 2, 2020. Grant recipients will be announced in April 2021.
Since its founding in 2002, the Women & Girls Fund has awarded $682,552 to 99 non-profit organizations in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot counties. In April 2020, 15 grants were given for a wide variety of programs such as Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake’s after-school program in Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties, Maryland Community for Life – Talbot that provides services to help seniors safely age in place, Delmarva Community Services for transitional housing for women and their children, and Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence’s Food Pantry project in each of their five offices.
“Programs offered by our grant recipients serve a variety of needs facing women and girls – from food scarcity and shelter to youth education and senior services – and make significant differences in our community,” said Kathy Deoudes, president of the Fund’s Board of Directors. She added, “During these uncertain times, we are encouraging applications for programs targeting critical needs facing women and girls as a result of the pandemic. No organization should be reluctant to apply.”
To obtain a grant application or learn more about the Fund and its application process, go to www.womenandgirlsfund.org. Applications may also be obtained by calling 410-770-8347 or e-mailing email@example.com.