2023 FACES Sussex Grantees & Advisory Board members

Carl M. Freeman Foundation Awards 15 FACES Grants

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation recently announced grant awards for 15 Sussex County nonprofit organizations and schools 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 Art Works for All, Cancer Support Community Delaware, Clothing Our Kids, Engineer Early Association, ESL program at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Family Promise of Southern Delaware, Historic Lewes Farmers Market, New Hope Recreation & Development Center, North Georgetown Elementary School, Phillip C. Showell Elementary School, St. Vincent de Paul Society, SNAC Gardens Foundation, Rosa Health Center, West Side New Beginnings, and Zoe Ministries.

FACES Sussex provides a total award fund of $100,000, which allows 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 to those with food insecurity, at-risk children, literacy and education, and much more.

“Local nonprofits continue to experience dramatic increases in demand for their services. Each of the grantee organizations provide 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. 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 www.carlfreemanfoundation.org for more information about the Carl M. Freeman Foundation.