Carl M. Freeman Foundation awards 15 FACES grants

May 18, 2022

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation recently announced grant awards for 15 Sussex County nonprofit organizations through the Freeman Foundation Assists Communities with Extra Support grant program. The FACES program supports small organizations that provide grassroots services to the community.

The FACES program utilizes an advisory board composed entirely of citizens who live or work in Sussex County. Advisory board members include community leaders, business professionals, students and nonprofit ambassadors. They evaluate the applications and recommend where funding should be awarded based on the needs and priorities of the community.

The 15 nonprofits receiving grants are Cancer Support Community Delaware, Catholic Charities - Casa San Francisco, Family Promise of Southern Delaware, John M. Clayton Elementary PTO, La Plaza Delaware, Lighthouse for Broken Wings, Literacy Delaware, New Hope Recreation & Development, North Georgetown Elementary School, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Sonshine Equine Horsemanship and Therapeutic Riding Center, Sussex Community Crisis Housing Services, Sussex County STEM Alliance, Delmarva Community Wellnet (School Nutrition AgriCulture) and West Side New Beginnings.

For the 2022 grant cycle, FACES Sussex doubled the award funds to $100,000 from the traditional $50,000, which allowed grantees to receive $10,000, $5,000 or $2,500 grants. The projects these grants will fund serve a wide array of needs in Sussex County including support for those facing food insecurity, at-risk children, literacy and education, and homelessness.

“Local nonprofits continue to experience dramatic increases in demand for their services. Each of the grantee organizations provides essential services directly to members of our community, and we are thrilled to support the great work they do,” said Patti Grimes, executive director of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation.

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation commits its time, talent and treasure to facilitate, support and promote innovative community-based leadership and giving. It seeks to honor its founders’ legacies and passions by endorsing excellence and leveraging resources. Donations are generally limited to communities where the customers, employees and vendors of Carl M. Freeman Companies work, live and play. For details, go to



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