Freeman Foundation awards 11 FACES grants

May 23, 2020

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation recently announced the 11 Sussex County nonprofit organizations that recieved funding through the FACES (Freeman Foundation Assists Communities with Extra Support) Grant Program, which targets smaller organizations that are often overlooked by funders.

The FACES program utilizes an advisory board composed entirely of citizens who live or work in Sussex County. Typically, these people are community leaders, activists, former or current elected officials, 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.

The 11 nonprofits are A Wave of Healthy Meals Foundation; Cancer Support Community Delaware; Clothing Our Kids; Delmarva Adult and Teen Challenge Home of Hope; Frankford Public Library; Harry K Foundation; John M. Clayton Elementary School Family Literacy Program; Literacy Delaware; Milton Community Food Pantry; New Hope Recreation and Development Center; and West Side New Beginnings.

Grantees will receive $2,500 or $5,000 for projects that range from providing meals for cancer patients and/or families affected by cancer to privacy cubicles for tutoring and mentoring sessions.

“So often, small nonprofits are overshadowed by larger, more well-known organizations. The FACES grant program is designed to find the smaller nonprofits where a $5,000 grant can really have a significant impact,” 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. Generally, the foundation limits donations to communities where the customers, employees and vendors of Carl M. Freeman Companies work, live and play.

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