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Rockville, MD –The Carl M. Freeman Foundation is proud to announce the opening of grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations located in Montgomery County, MD. Financial support is available through the FACES (Freeman Assists Communities with Extra Support) Grants Program, which targets smaller organizations that are often overlooked by funders. Grant awards are available at $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 for a total grant award fund of $100,000.

The grant cycle will open on Aug. 2, and applications are due by Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. A virtual “Meet the Funder” workshop will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 1:30 p.m. This workshop will provide an overview of the FACES grant process as well as the online application portal. To register for the virtual workshop, visit www.carlmfreemanfoundation.org/grants/faces-grants. Those with questions about the application process may contact Lindsay Richard at 302-483-7639 or...

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The Carl M. Freeman Foundation recently announced grant awards for 15 Sussex County nonprofit organizations through the FACES (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. Advisory board members 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, Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Sonshine Equine Horsemanship and Therapeutic Riding Center,...

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Selbyville, DE – The Carl M. Freeman Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations located in Sussex County, DE.  Financial support is available through the FACES (Freeman Assists Communities with Extra Support) Grants Program, which targets smaller organizations that are often overlooked by funders.

The grant cycle will open on Feb. 9, and applications are due by March 9 at 5 p.m. A virtual “Meet the Funder” workshop will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 18. This workshop will provide an overview of the FACES grant process as well as the online application software. To register for the virtual workshop, visit www.carlmfreemanfoundation.org/faces. Those with questions about the application process may contact Lindsay Richard at 302-483-7639 or...

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Selbyville, DE – As part of its commitment to support the Sussex County community, the Carl M. Freeman Foundation recently contributed $25,000 to the Center for Inland Bays. The funds will support Phase II of the James Farm Ecological Preserve Master Plan, a grand re-envisioning of the James Farm Ecological Preserve near Ocean View that will make the recreational and educational opportunities offered at the 150-acre oasis more easily accessible to diverse audiences for generations to come.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Carl M. Freeman Foundation for their generous support of this important project,” said Chris Bason, Executive Director. “When it’s complete, the result will be a regionally important outdoor education site with facilities that match the beauty of the Preserve's diverse ecosystems. This grant brings us one step closer to realizing this vision”

“The Carl M. Freeman Foundation Trustees have supported the Center for Inland Bays for 10 years contributing nearly $50,000. We are thrilled to support their efforts to enhance the James Farm Ecological...

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Seaford, DE – Today, Chesapeake Conservancy announced a $150,000 grant over two years from the Carl M. Freeman Foundation (CMFF) that will support Phase 2 of Seaford’s new Oyster House Park along the Seaford River Walk on the Nanticoke River. The park officially opened to the public in the summer of 2021 and is located at 201 South Cannon Street at the site of the old J.B. Robinson Oyster House.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Carl M. Freeman Foundation for their support,” said Chesapeake Conservancy Board Chair Randall Larrimore. “CMFF was excited when they learned about the project to connect families and visitors to the natural wonders of the Nanticoke River through the Oyster House Park in Seaford. They were inspired to help us create this special place that everyone could enjoy for generations to come and build an amphitheater in Phase 2 that could be used to bring The Arts to children throughout Sussex County.”

“We are thrilled to support Chesapeake Conservancy and their efforts to provide downtown Seaford with a beautiful space in nature to enjoy the arts,”...

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Written and first published by Landon School

Please join us in thanking the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, which has committed a transformational leadership gift to support the new Lower School, diversity initiatives, and The Landon Fund. The current Middle School will be renovated to become the Freeman Family Lower School as part of Landon’s campus master plan.

Nick Freeman ’09 is a trustee for the foundation, which assists nonprofit organizations throughout the region. His mother, Michelle Freeman, is the foundation chair and president. Michelle said, “Three of my favorite people – my late husband, Josh ’83, and my sons, Nick and Ben ’20 – graduated from Landon. Their teachers have been there for them. Their friends have been there for our whole family. They’re all great men – and I want the School to continue producing great men.”

Nick explained, “I came to Landon in fifth grade, and I’m excited about how a new Lower School will impact boys in their initial time at...

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The Carl M. Freeman Foundation recently announced the 11 Montgomery County nonprofit organizations that received funding totaling $105,000 through the FACES (Freeman Foundation Assists Communities with Extra Support) Grant Program which focuses support to 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 Montgomery County. Advisory board members include community leaders, business professionals, students, and nonprofit ambassadors. 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 receiving grants are Court Watch Montgomery, Cross Community, Devon C. Rubenstein Foundation, Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County, Gaithersburg HELP, Mid-County United Ministries, Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation, Nourish Now, Olney Help, Spanish-Speaking Community of Maryland, and The Dwelling Place.

The total awards fund in 2021...

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Rehoboth Beach, DE – As part of its ongoing commitment to support Sussex County nonprofit organizations, the Carl M. Freeman Foundation contributed $10,000 to the Sussex County Land Trust. The funds will support the Land Trust in preserving more open space in Sussex County, in addition to volunteer efforts and education programming.

“The Carl M. Freeman Foundation have a long history of socially responsible development and philanthropy and we appreciate their recognition of the Trust’s efforts. One of the missions of the Trust is to protect quality of life and have a healthy balance between economic development and open space preservation,” said Sussex County Land Trust Chairman, Casey Kenton. “The Freeman organizations share this mission wholeheartedly and we couldn’t be more appreciative to have them as a partner.”

“We are thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership with Sussex County Land Trust. The work that the Land Trust does to responsibly preserve open space is critical as the county continues to be a place where people from across the...

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Rockville, MD –The Carl M. Freeman Foundation is proud to announce the opening of grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations located in Montgomery County, MD. Financial support is available through the FACES (Freeman Assists Communities with Extra Support) Grants Program, which targets smaller organizations that are often overlooked by funders. Grant awards are available at $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 for a total grant award fund of $100,000.

The grant cycle will open on Aug. 3, and applications are due by Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. A virtual “Meet the Funder” workshop will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 11. This workshop will provide an overview of the FACES grant process as well as the online application portal. To register for the virtual workshop, visit www.carlmfreemanfoundation.org/grants/faces-grants. Those with questions about the application process may contact Lindsay Richard at 302-483-7639 or lindsay@freemanfoundation.org....

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The Carl M. Freeman Foundation recently announced grant awards for 14 Sussex County nonprofit organizations through the FACES (Freeman Foundation Assists Communities with Extra Support) Grant Program. The FACES program focuses support to 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. Advisory board members evaluate the applications and recommend where funding should be awarded based on the needs and priorities of the community.

The 14 nonprofits receiving grants are Art Works for All, Cancer Support Community Delaware, Clothing Our Kids, Delmarva Adult & Teen Challenge, Friends of Sussex CASA, Historic Lewes Farmers Market, John M. Clayton Elementary PTO, Lighthouse for Broken Wings, Literacy Delaware, Milton Community Food Pantry, New Hope Recreation & Development, Read Aloud Delaware, Saint Vincent de Paul Society,...

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The Carl M. Freeman Foundation in partnership with Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company recently announced a $25,000 scholarship in memory of Laura Madara, the Selbyville VFC member who died while responding to a vehicle accident on April 9.

The Laura Madara First Responder Endowed Scholarship was announced at the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards on Friday, May 7. The annual scholarship will be administered by Delaware Technical Community College and will be for Sussex County women who are interested in pursuing a career or volunteer as a first responder. The Carl M. Freeman Foundation is funding $15,000 and the Selbyville VFC has committed a $10,000 match.

Female students in the Emergency Medical Technician — Basic Certification Course or taking courses in Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Technician, Homeland Security and Emergency Management or Law Enforcement Option programs at Delaware Tech will be eligible for the scholarship.

“Laura had a passion for the state of Delaware and our parks,” her father Kenneth Madara...

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The Carl M. Freeman Foundation is thrilled to announce the opening of a new one-time grant opportunity for Sussex County public school teachers. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes and difficulties local schools have experienced, the foundation’s Board of Trustees want to celebrate the good work being done by local educators and fund needs and projects they and their schools feel would support their students most.

The grant cycle will open for application on January 6, and applications are due by January 25. A brief application, budget plan and a recommendation form signed by a school administrator are required to apply. Teachers can apply by visiting the Carl M. Freeman Foundation’s grant portal. Those with questions may contact Lindsay Richard at 302-483-7639 or lindsay@freemanfoundation.org. Winners will be announced in mid-February. All grant awards will be sent to the school administration and designated for the proposed project.

“We realize 2020 was...

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Rockville, MD –The Carl M. Freeman Foundation is proud to announce the opening of grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations located in Montgomery County, MD. Financial support is available through the FACES (Freeman Assists Communities with Extra Support) Grants Program, which targets smaller organizations that are often overlooked by funders.

The grant cycle will open on Aug. 4, and applications are due by Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. A virtual “Meet the Funder” workshop will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6. This workshop will provide an overview of the FACES grant process as well as the online application software. To register for the virtual workshop, visit www.carlmfreemanfoundation.org/faces. Those with questions about the application process may contact Lindsay Richard at 302-483-7639 or lindsay@freemanfoundation.org. The winners will be announced in December.

Because 2020 is turning out to be a difficult year for many nonprofit...

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Selbyville, DE –The Carl M. Freeman Foundation is proud to announce the opening of grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations located in Sussex County, Delaware.  Financial support is available through the FACES (Freeman Assists Communities with Extra Support) Grants Program, which targets smaller organizations that are often overlooked by funders.

The grant cycle will open on February 12, and applications are due by March 11 at 5 p.m. A “Meet the Funder” workshop will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, at the Georgetown Public Library in Georgetown, Delaware. This workshop will provide an overview of the FACES grant process as well as the online application software. Those with questions about the application process may contact Lindsay Richard at 302-483-7639 or lindsay@freemanfoundation.org. The winners will be announced in May.

“We are so proud to be able to serve the most vulnerable organizations serving our community...

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The Carl M. Freeman Foundation is proud to announce the opening of grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations located in Montgomery County, MD. Financial support is available through the FACES (Freeman Assists Communities with Extra Support) Grants Program, which targets smaller organizations that are often overlooked by funders.

The grant cycle will open on Aug. 5, and applications are due by Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. The winners will be announced in December. As well, a Meet the Funder Workshop will take place at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring. This workshop will focus on the E-Grant system, which is used during the FACES grant application process. Those with questions about the application process may contact Lindsay Richard at 302-436-3015 or lindsay@freemanfoundation.org. Applicants should apply online at www.carlfreemanfoundation.org/faces between Aug. 5 and Sept. 7.

“So often,...

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The Carl M. Freeman Foundation is proud to announce the opening of grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations located in Sussex County. Funding is available through the FACES (Freeman Assists Communities with Extra Support) Grants Program, which targets small organizations with operating budgets of $500,000 or less, which are often overlooked by funders.

The FACES program uses a volunteer advisory board composed of citizens who live or work in Sussex County. Typically, these people are community and business leaders, activists, students, 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 grant cycle will open on Feb. 5, and applications are due by March 5 at 5 p.m. Grant guidelines and applications can be found at www.carlfreemanfoundation.org. As well, a Meet the Funder Workshop will take place Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 4 p.m. at the Georgetown Public Library in Georgetown. This workshop will focus on an overview of the FACES grant process as well...

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The Carl M. Freeman Foundation is proud to announce the opening of grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations located in Sussex County, Delaware. Funding is available through the FACES (Freeman Assists Communities with Extra Support) Grants Program, which targets small organizations with operating budgets of $500,000 or less, which are often overlooked by funders.

The FACES program uses a volunteer advisory board composed of citizens who live or work in Sussex County. Typically, these people are community and business leaders, activists, students, 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 grant cycle will open on February 13, and applications are due by March 13 at 5 p.m. Grant guidelines and applications can be found at www.carlfreemanfoundation.org. As well, a Meet the Funder Workshop will take place Wednesday, February 21 at 4 p.m. at the Georgetown Public Library in Georgetown, Delaware. This workshop will focus on an overview of...

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The Carl M. Freeman Foundation is proud to announce the opening of grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations located in and serving Sussex County, Delaware. Funding is available through the FACES (Freeman Assists Communities with Extra Support) Grants Program, which targets small organizations with operating budgets of $500,000 or less, which are often overlooked by funders.

The FACES program uses a volunteer advisory board composed of citizens who live or work in Sussex County. Typically, these people are community and business leaders, activists, students, 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 grant cycle will open on February 15th, and applications are due by March 16th at 5 p.m. Grant guidelines and applications can be found at www.carlfreemanfoundation.org. As well, a Meet the Funder Workshop will take place on Wednesday, March 1st at 4 p.m. at the Georgetown Public Library in Georgetown, Delaware. This workshop will...

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Headstrong Project has received a $250,000 grant from the Carl M. Freeman Foundation to honor the former organization Chair and Green Beret, Joshua Freeman. The donation will be dedicated to Headstrong Project expansion to the D.C. area and will provide bureaucracy free PTSD treatment to veterans.

“Josh was honored to be a Green Beret and he supported his fellow servicemen and women. I know that if he was living, Josh would be doing something to change the suicide rate of veterans in the United States. And so, giving this grant feels like the right thing for our family to do to commemorate 10-years of his passing.” said his wife, Michelle Freeman, Chairman and President of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation.Headstrong Project will be available to D.C. veterans as a PTSD treatment option in Spring 2017. “We are looking forward to meeting the urgent needs of D.C. area veterans with the support of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation,” said Zach Iscol, Founder and CEO of Headstrong Project. “Veterans deserve PTSD treatment that is cost and bureaucracy-free with no wait times to receive...

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Michelle Freeman, President and Chairman of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, is currently being featured in Elle Magazine's list of the Top 10 Influential Women of Washington DC.

"Michelle Freeman was a stay-at-home mother when her husband, Joshua, was killed in a 2006 helicopter accident, leaving her in charge of the family real estate and sports empire (including part ownership of the NBA Wizards and NHL Capitols). Back then, she'd put on a power suit to convince herself she was in control: "It was like my armor." These days, she is in control, thriving in the macho real-estate and sports industries. (Her wardrobe loosened up as her mastery grew: She now eschews armor for Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta dresses.) She also expanded the family charitable foundation, building an outdoor performance stage in Delaware that offers a free arts program to put disadvantaged kids "in front of their first live performance," she says. "You give kids options when you show them there's beauty in the world."

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