The end of the fiscal year often results in last-minute dashes, and I just learned about a great opportunity through a colleague in the Rotary Club of Annapolis. Commerce Bank is expanding to the Annapolis area, and as part of their commitment to actively supporting our community, they offer grants, sponsorships, and community development and service programs.
According to Commerce Bank’s Annapolis Manager and Assistant Vice President Jen Simon, the bank’s funds for this year are not fully allocated, and these programs are not yet well-known locally, so we have a great window of opportunity for funding projects that benefit local residents. As are result of Jen Simon’s recent efforts to get the word out, many of our local non-profits are now busy writing grant applications – which are due this week!
More information and an on-line application are available at http://www.commerceonline.com/communityrelations/overview.cfm
Let me know if you’d like more details, as I’ll be learning more over the next few days. We’re putting together an application for the Rotary Club of Annapolis, and I’d love to come up with a project to support affordable housing, a growing issue in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, especially as federal backing for 100% financing is vanishing. And it would be a pleasure if this news is of benefit to you, or a non-profit that you support, so let me know!
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Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, Keller Williams Annapolis : Real Estate Brokerage in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland