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Freeman Foundation FACES grant workshop set Feb. 12

Program focuses on support for small nonprofit organizations
February 10, 2021

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation announced the opening of grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations located in Sussex County. Grant applications are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 10.

Financial support is available through the Freeman Assists Communities with Extra Support Grants Program, which targets smaller organizations that are often overlooked by funders.

A virtual meet the funder workshop will take place at 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12. It will provide an overview of the FACES grant process and the online application software. To register, go to carlmfreemanfoundation.org/grants/faces-grants. Those with questions about the application process may contact Lindsay Richard at 302-483-7639 or lindsay@freemanfoundation.org. Grant recipients will be announced in May. 

Because the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted many small nonprofits, the trustees of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation have doubled the total amount of funding for this program and are now offering $100,000 in total grant awards. Additionally, a $10,000 award option is now available, in addition to the $2,500 and $5,000 awards historically offered through the FACES program.

“The FACES grant program is designed to find the smaller nonprofits with operating budgets of $750,000 or less where a $5,000 grant can really have a significant impact,” said Patti Grimes, executive director of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation. “Oftentimes, the organizations that apply for FACES are solving the problems that directly impact our community members, and we are proud to support their efforts.”

The FACES program utilizes an advisory board composed entirely of citizens who live or work in Sussex County; usually they are community leaders, activists and nonprofit executives. Advisory board members evaluate the applications and recommend where funding should be awarded based on the needs and priorities of the community. Grant guidelines and applications can be found at carlmfreemanfoundation.org/grants/faces-grants.

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation commits its time, talent and treasure to facilitate, support and promote innovative community-based leadership and giving. The team seeks to honor its founders’ legacies and passions by endorsing excellence and leveraging resources.

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