SALISBURY, Md.- United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore announced Monday that the annual application process for local non-profit programs seeking funding for 2016 is now open.
Nonprofit organizations providing programs for Lower Shore residents which are in any of United Way's three impact areas of health, education or financial stability are encouraged to apply for funding no later than April 17, 2015. Applicants will need to meet the minimum guidelines including but not limited to: 1) Be a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the State of Maryland; 2) Be in existence for at least one year with oversight by an independent volunteer Board of Directors; 3) Provide services in Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset or Dorchester Counties. A complete list of requirements, funding application and instructions are available online here. Interested agencies will need to complete their application online.
All applications will be reviewed after the April 17th deadline and funding decisions will be communicated in July 2015 with payments to begin January 2016. For more information regarding United Way funding contact Pam Gregory, United Way Community Impact Manager at (410) 742-5143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore:
Now in its 71st year, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore continues to be the largest non-governmental source of funding for 57 critical programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore helps Eastern Shore residents achieve educational success, income stability and good health. In 2014, United Way impacted local lives by providing over $1 million to community programs and helped over 70,000 individuals. To learn more about United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, call (410) 742-5143.