The Mid-Shore Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that serves individuals, associations and nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Shore Region.
The Mid-Shore Community Foundation connects private resources with public needs in order to enhance the quality of life throughout the Mid-Shore Region of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties.
Grants. We award grants to nonprofit organizations.
Scholarships. We award scholarships to area students.
Donor Services. We provide tools that enable donors to support the causes they care about - immediately or via bequest.
Nonprofit Services. We provide tools that enable nonprofits to strengthen their financial positions and enhance their effectiveness.
Fiscal Sponsorship. We sponsor unincorporated associations and special projects to serve the community.
The Foundation was established on December 8, 1992, through the far-sighted wisdom of the United Fund of Talbot County. Some $236,000 in assets had been left to the United Fund through the wills of Col. Edgar Linthicum and his wife Catherine, to be used “for the benefit, aid and assistance of the most worthy cases—in Talbot County, either charitable institutions or needy and deserving residents.” Traditionally, the local management of charitable endowments is handled by a community foundation. Recognizing that the formation of such a foundation would facilitate additional charitable assets for the Mid-Shore region, the United Fund Directors voted to use the Linthicum bequest to create the Mid-Shore Community Foundation.
The Bullitt House
The Foundation is located in the historic Bullitt House in Easton, Maryland. In 2002, Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Brady, Mr. & Mrs. A. James Clark and Mr. & Mrs. William Hunter donated the Bullitt House to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation so that this historic residence would provide a permanent home for the Foundation. The additional space in the Bullitt House is leased to nonprofit organizations.