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Carl M. Freeman Foundation Announces Grant Opportunity for Small Sussex County Nonprofits

Selbyville, DE –The Carl M. Freeman Foundation is pleased 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 is designed for smaller organizations that are often overlooked by funders.

The grant cycle will open on Feb. 6, and applications are due by March 3 at 5 p.m. A virtual “Meet the Funder” workshop will take place at noon on Friday, February 17. 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 Those with questions about the application process may contact Lindsay Richard at 302-483-7639 or The winners will be announced in May.

To qualify, non-profit organizations must have an annual operating budget of $500,000 or less and have been in operation for a minimum of two years. Additionally, all FACES grant funds must stay in Sussex County and be used to benefit the residents of Sussex County in a meaningful way.

“So often, small nonprofits are overshadowed by larger, more well-known organizations. The FACES grant program is designed to fund the smaller nonprofits with operating budgets of $500,000 or less where a $10,000 grant can really have a significant impact.”

The FACES program utilizes an volunteer advisory board composed entirely of citizens who live or work in Sussex County. Typically, these people 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 on

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation commits its time, talent and treasure to facilitate, support and promote innovative community-based leadership and giving. We seek to honor our founders’ legacies and passions by endorsing excellence and leveraging resources. Generally, we limit donations to communities where the customers, employees, and vendors of Carl M. Freeman Companies work, live, and play.

Please visit for more information about the Carl M. Freeman Foundation.