the recipients of its Bridge to the Future grant program to aid Maryland nonprofits that support workforce development for unemployed or underemployed Marylanders.
Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company recently awarded 23 first-place grants totaling $115,000 to nonprofit, human service organizations across Maryland that help develop the employability of the clients served by the nonprofits. Each grant recipient received $5,000. The company announced the formation of the Bridge to the Future grant program in May 2014 and committed to awarding $100,000 in grants. However, the company awarded more money than it originally pledged due to the number of qualified applications.
Additional grants totaling $24,000 will be awarded to 45 runner-ups of the Bridge to the Future grant program. Each runner-up will receive a grant in the amount of $300 to $1,000.
“There are so many deserving nonprofits in Maryland that we just couldn’t turn any of them away empty handed,” said Mr. Phelan. “We made more money available to the grant program so the runner-ups received grants to help them fulfill their missions, too.”