Non-profit

  • American Legion Frank M. Jarman Post 36
     - Veterans Organization

    The American Legion, chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness, is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. Post 36 in Chestertown is the ideal location for business meetings, weddings, outdoor events with hall rental, bar and dock available.

    Contact: Tim Lloyd
    9155 American Legion Drive, P.O. Box 322 - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 410-778-9885, Email
    www.americanlegionchestertownpost36.org
  • Bayside H.O.Y.A.S., Inc.
     - Youth Program

    Bayside H.O.Y.A.S. is a Non-Profit Organization. Its mission is to provide academic excellence, character development and community service while integrating sports in its curriculum. We strive to create a forum that promotes each participant’s self-worth and confidence by engagement of services that positively impacts the individual, home, school and community.

    Contact: John Queen
    P.O. Box 22 - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 443-239-5133, Email
  • Better Business Bureau serving Greater Maryland
    Contact: Angie Barnett
    502 S. Sharp Street, Suite 1200 - Baltimore,MD 21201-2445
    (p) 410-347-3990, (f) 410-347-3936, Email
    www.bbb.org
  • Blood Bank of Delmarva
     - Healthcare
    Contact: Michael Waite
    100 Hygeia Drive - Newark,DE 19713
    (p) 1-888-8-BLOOD-8, (c) 302-256-8130, (f) 302-737-2266, Email
    www.DelmarvaBlood.org
  • CASA of the Mid-Shore
     - Non-Profit

    CASA of the Mid-shore is a private, non-profit organization created to advocate for children who are under the protection of the Circuit court because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. As officers of the court, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are empowered by the courts to provide judges with important information they need to ensure that each child's rights, needs, and best interest are being met.

    Contact: Jane Crawford
    1 South Washington Street, ` - Easton,MD 21601
    (p) 410-822-2866, (f) 410-820-6620, Email
    www.casamidshore.org
  • Character Counts! Kent County
     - Education
    Contact: Deeann Jones
    800 High Street - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) , (c) 410-708-6617, Email
    www.cckentmd.org
  • Chester River Chorale
     - Choral Ensemble

    Founded in 1999 with 47 singers, the Chorale is now nearly 100 voices strong. Under the leadership of Doug Cox, the Chorale annually presents major winter holiday and spring concerts among its programs, as well as providing choral support for the National Music Festival at Washington College in June. The Chorale welcomes those who want to sing for the joy of it. No audition is required.

    Contact: Julie Lawrence
    P.O. Box 461 - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 410-778-0718, (c) 732-773-5384, Email
    www.chesterriverchorale.org
  • Chestertown Tea Party Festival
     - Festival

    The Chestertown Tea Party Festival takes place every Memorial Day weekend. The Festival starts on Friday evening with a downtown Block Party. On Saturday, you can participate in the classic Distance Run, watch the parade and the colonial re-enactment, enjoy food, entertainment and crafts. Sunday's events include wine and beer tasting, raft race, food and entertainment.

    Contact: Sabine Harvey
    P.O. Box 526 - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) , (c) 443-480-8576, Email
    www.chestertownteaparty.org
  • Community Mediation Upper Shore, Inc.
     - Non-Profit

    We provide accessible conflict resolution services through mediation, education, and training to promote respectful resolution of conflicts and disputes throughout Queen Anne's, Kent and Cecil counties in Maryland.

    Contact: Penni Walker Doyle
    100 N. Cross Street, P.O. Box 692 - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 410-810-9188, (f) 410-810-3105, Email
    www.CMUSmediation.org
  • Crossroads Community, Inc.
     - Community Mental Health Agency

    Crossroads is a 501(c)3: private, non-profit organization founded in 1983 to provide psychiatric rehabilitation services that help people recover from sever and persistent mental illness and to reduce the stigma associated with the disease. Operating for over 30 years, Crossroads was originally established to serve adults in Kent & Queen Anne's Counties though a day program. We now serve all five counties of the mid-shore: Kent, Queen Anne's, Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester. Our services have grown over the years in type, (e.g., residential and vocational), and persons served, (e.g., children, youth and homeless).

    Contact: John F. Plaskon
    120 Banjo Lane - Centreville,MD 21617
    (p) 410-758-3050, (f) 410-758-1223, Email
    www.ccinconline.com
  • Delmarva Community Services, Inc. / Transit
     - Human Services & Public Transportation

    Delmarva Community Transit (DCT) is a subsidiary of Delmarva Community Services, Inc., celebrating its 40th year of service. DCT provides public transportation for all citizens and specialized transit services for seniors, individuals with disabilities and others. The DCT one stop office helps individuals learn about transit options and teaches how to use transit.

    Contact: Mary Handley
    315 High Street, Suite 203 - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 410-778-0215, (f) 410-778-0496, Email
    www.dcsdct.org
  • Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center
    Contact: Tammy Doege, MBA
    814 Chesapeake Drive - Cambridge,MD 21613
    (p) 410-221-2600 Ext. 101, (f) 410-221-2605, Email
    www.esahec.org
  • Garfield Center for the Arts

    Since its inception in 2002, the Prince Theatre Foundation has enjoyed success in various community endeavors: Producing top of the line theatrical and musical productions such as the Short Attention Span Theatre, Songs for a New World, Wit, Company, Route 66, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Stories of Our Elders, The Adventures of Pinocchio, Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge, Arsenic & Old Lace and Live from WVL Radio Theatre: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. Providing quality educational, enriching experiences in the arts for children and adults, such as Playmakers’ Summer Camp, Hedgelawn multi-cultural performance series, Artists-in-Residence Programs and after school drama programs in Kent County Public Schools and Wye River Upper School. Partnering with over a dozen community organizations for fundraising and other events that benefit us all. Both the theatre, and the foundation that calls it home, are recognized and valued as a unique community center for the arts on the Upper Eastern Shore.

    Contact: Tess Hogans
    210 High Street, P.O. Box 37 - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 410-810-2060, Email
    www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Greater Rock Hall Business Association
    Contact: Suzanne Einstein
    P. O. Box 16 - Rock Hall,MD 21661
    (p) 410-935-3491, Email
  • Historical Society of Kent County
    Contact: Amanda Tuttle-Smith
    301 High Street, P. O. Box 665 - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 410-778-3499, Email
    www.kentcountyhistory.org
  • HomePorts
     - Non-Profit / Senior Services

    A not-for-profit membership cooperative serving our members who prefer to remain in their home as they "age in place". HomePorts provides referrals for service providers and contractors.

    Contact: Karen Wright
    118 N. Cross Street, 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 114 - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 443-480-0940, (f) 410-778-1821, Email
    www.homeports.org
  • hotDesks
     - Non-Profit Service Organization

    The principal purpose of Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center is to stimulate and support entrepreneurship in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties. Eastern Shore Entreprenuership is organized exclusively for charitable purposes. The Center’s primary focus is to facilitate the creation and support of businesses exhibiting significant growth potential and the capacity to substantially contribute to the social mission of improving the overall economic health of the Region.

    Contact: Mike Thielke
    8737 Brooks Avenue, Suite 101 - Easton,MD 21601
    (p) 410-770-9330, (f) 410-770-5398, Email
    www.hotdesks.org
  • Humane Society of Kent County
     - Humane Society

    For almost 50 years,the Humane Society of Kent County has provided animal control services, worked to prevent animal cruelty and provide homes for unwanted animals.

    Contact: Jane Welsh
    10720 Augustine Herman Highway - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 410-810-0834, (f) 410-778-7371, Email
    www.kenthumane.com
  • Infinity Recycling, Inc.
     - Recycling

    We are a local, non-profit recycling organization founded in 1989 to serve our mid-shore community by recovering materials that were once considered waste, and using these resources to create local jobs and to provide raw materials for in-county and out-of-state manufacturers.

    Contact: R. Ford Schumann, Jr.
    31850 Millington Road - Millington,MD 21651
    (p) 410-928-3333, (f) 410-928-3338, Email
    www/infinityrecycling.org
  • Kent Association of Riding Therapy, Inc.
     - Non-Profit

    KART is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help children and adults with disabilities enhance their developmental growth, physically, emotionally and cognitively.

    Contact: Renee Bench
    P.O. Box 126 - Worton,MD 21678
    (p) 410-870-5596, Email
    www.kentridingtherapy.org
  • Kent County Department of Social Services
     - Human Services

    The Kent County Department of Social Services mission is to promote personal responsibility, dignity and self-sufficiency, protect vulnerable children and adults and preserve families.

    Contact: Shelly Neal-Edwards or Julie Handzo
    350 High Street, P.O. Box 670 - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 410-810-7600, (f) 410-778-9694, Email
    www.dhr.maryland.gov/county/kentgovernment
  • Kent County High School Athletic Boosters
     - Athletic Boosters

    Providing support for athletic programs at Kent County High School

    Contact: Dennis Walters
    25301 Lambs Meadow Road - Worton,MD 21678
    (p) 410-778-4540, (c) 410-708-4640, Email
    kchs.kent.k12.md.us/index.php/athletics
  • Kent County Learning Center
     - Education

    The Kent County Learning Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide local, supportive educational opportunities for Kent County businesses and all Kent County residents. We currently offer free tutoring for elementary through college level students; GED preparation classes; and continuing education courses in Spanish, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Photoshop. With adequate enrollment, college credit courses can be offered. Businesses training eight (8) or more people may customize courses to meet their particular needs. All classes are taught by Chesapeake College staff. The Kent County Learning Center is staffed by 40+ volunteers with advanced degrees. This unique resource allows the Kent County Learning Center to provide free one-to-one- tutoring and childcare services to any student enrolled at the Learning Center.

    Contact: Mary Etta Reedy
    P.O. Box 131 - Rock Hall,MD 21661
    (p) 410-639-9008, Email
    www.rockhallearning.com
  • Kent Forward
     - Non-Profit

    The goal of this coalition is to support kent County Public Schools in achieving "Top Five in Five years" - to see our community schools ranked in the top five public school systems in Maryland within five years.

    Contact: Linda Dawson
    800 High Street - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 443-282-2029, (f) 410-810-1820, Email
  • League of Women Voters of Kent County, MD
     - Political Organization

    The League of Women Voters of Kent County, MD is a non-partisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation of citizens and influences public policy with education and advocacy.

    Contact: Sandra Bjork
    P.O. Box 374 - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 410-810-1883, Email
    www.lwvmd.org/kent
  • Lions Clubs of Kent County
    Contact: Ken Roderick
    126 Church Hill Farm Lane - Sudlersville,MD 21668
    (p) , (c) 410-924-2810, Email
    www.chestertownlions.org
  • Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc.
     - Business Services

    Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc., (MCE), founded in 1998, is a 501(c)3 that empowers businesses to grow, create jobs, and generate wealth on Maryland's Eastern Shore and across the state. MCE offers micro and small business loans for $500 up to $150,000. We provide business consulting, mentoring and a wide variety of business education classes. MCE has a Women's Business Center that focuses on the needs of women entrepreneurs.

    Contact: George Koste
    P.O. Box 213 - Salisbury,MD 21620
    (p) 410-546-1900, (f) 410-546-9718, Email
    www.marylandcapital.org
  • Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Inc.
     - Community Foundation

    Connecting private resources with public needs in order to enhance the quality of life for all citizens, of all ages, on the Mid-Shore. Grants • Scholarships • Donor Services • Nonprofit Services Serving Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties.

    Contact: William Duncan
    102 E. Dover St. - Easton,MD 21601
    (p) 410-820-8175, Email
    www.mscf.org
  • Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Inc.
    Contact: Sandy Brown & Ivette Salarich
    8 South West Street - Easton,MD 21601
    (p) 410-690-8182, (f) 443-385-0210, Email
    www.midshoreprobono.org
  • National Music Festival
     - Music Festival

    The National Music Festival (June 3-16, 2012) brings together music mentors and gifted pre-professional apprentice musicians each June for 25 concerts and over 200 free open rehearsals of orchestral music, chamber music, and more.

    Contact: Caitlin Patton
    P.O. Box 284 - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 443-480-0221, Email
    www.nationalmusic.us
  • Rebuilding Together Kent County, MD

    Established in 2004, Rebuilding Together repairs and rehabilitates the home of low-income homeowners who are elderly, disabled or families with young children.

    Contact: Lindsey Buckless
    905 Gateway Drive, P.O. Box 180 - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 410-708-9936, Email
    www.rebuildingtogetherkcmd.org
  • Rotary Club of Chestertown
     - Service Club

    Service Club - our motto is "Service above self" We meet every Tuesday at noon at the Fish Whistle restaurant for lunch. For additional information, contact Les Moorhouse at 443-480-1408

    Contact: Les Moorhouse
    P.o. Box 247 - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 443-480-1408, Email
  • S I Kent & Queen Anne's Counties
     - Non-Profit Service Organization

    We are an international volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Awards made to women and girls making a difference in their lives, as well as the community.

    Contact: Vickie Quinn
    P.O. Box 535 - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 410-778-9526, Email
    www.kentmdsoroptimist.org
  • Sassafras River Business Council
     - Business Association
    Contact: Debbie Conner
    P.O. Box 291 - Galena,MD 21635
    (p) 410-708-0704, Email
    www.srbcinc.org
  • Sultana Education Foundation
    Contact: Drew McMullen
    105 S. Cross Street, P.o. Box 524 - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 410-778-5954 (O) 410-829-4380 (C), (f) 410-778-4531, Email
    www.sultanaeducation.org
  • Sumner Hall (G.A.R. #25, Inc.)
     - Non-Profit Educational & Cultural Organization

    Sumner Hall is a historic building that honors the service of African-American Civil War veterans from Kent County, MD. Authentically restored and re-opened to the public in 2014, Sumner Hall serves the community as a museum, educational center, performance venue, gallery and exhibition space, social hall and community center. A 501(c)3 organization, Sumner Hall is supported by membership fees, grants and contracts.

    Contact: Barbara Barrett Foster
    206 S. Queen Street - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 443-282-0023, (c) 410-708-4448, Email
    www.garpost25.org
  • The Arc Central Chesapeake Region
     - Service Provider

    Advocacy and service provider for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Service includes employment, residential, family supports and more.

    Contact: Catie Comer
    Glebe Park, 8626 Brooks Drive, Suite 306 - Easton,MD 21601
    (p) 410-269-1883, (c) 410-271-5348, (f) 410-269-0091, Email
    thearcccr.org
  • The Community Food Pantry
     - Charitable/Non-Profit

    The Community Food Pantry serves low income families food for approximately one week of meals. Families are eligible monthly and are primarily referred by the Department of Social Services. The Pantry relies on local donations.

    Contact: Susan Basener
    401 High Street, P.O. Box 346 - Chestertown,MD 21620
    (p) 410-778-0550, Email
    www.kentfoodpantry.org
  • The Mainstay
    Contact: Rory Trainor
    5753 Main Street, P.O. Box 238 - Rock Hall,MD 21661
    (p) 410-639-9133, (c) 508-280-1941, Email
    www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board
    Contact: Rhonda Robinson
    1000 College Circle, P.O. Box 8 - Wye Mills,MD 21679
    (p) 410-822-1716, (f) 410-827-5874, Email
    www.uswib.org