The Mid-Shore Community Foundation connects private resources
with public needs to enhance the quality of life throughout the Mid-Shore Region
of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties.
The Foundation was established in 1992 with a $236,000 bequest from Colonel and Mrs. Edgar Linthicum to the United Fund of Talbot County. Recognizing the need for a community foundation, the Directors of the United Fund used the bequest to establish the Mid-Shore Community Foundation.
Since its beginning 25 years ago, the Foundation has matured to become one of the most significant foundations – public or private – in the State of Maryland, with more than $70 million in assets. Since its founding, the Mid-Shore Community Foundation has received $69 million in contributions and has awarded $29.5 million in grants and scholarships.
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. Additional space in the Bullitt House is leased to nonprofit organizations - Discover Easton, Global Vision 2020 and the Women and Girls Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation.