Carl M. Freeman Foundation Announces $25,000 Grant to Support James Farm Ecological Preserve

Selbyville, DE – As part of its commitment to support the Sussex County community, the Carl M. Freeman Foundation recently contributed $25,000 to the Center for Inland Bays. The funds will support Phase II of the James Farm Ecological Preserve Master Plan, a grand re-envisioning of the James Farm Ecological Preserve near Ocean View that will make the recreational and educational opportunities offered at the 150-acre oasis more easily accessible to diverse audiences for generations to come.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Carl M. Freeman Foundation for their generous support of this important project,” said Chris Bason, Executive Director. “When it’s complete, the result will be a regionally important outdoor education site with facilities that match the beauty of the Preserve's diverse ecosystems. This grant brings us one step closer to realizing this vision”

“The Carl M. Freeman Foundation Trustees have supported the Center for Inland Bays for 10 years contributing nearly $50,000. We are thrilled to support their efforts to enhance the James Farm Ecological Preserve for all community members to enjoy,” commented Patti Grimes, executive director of the Foundation.

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is a nonprofit organization established in 1994 and is one of 28 National Estuary Programs. With its many partners, the Center works to preserve, protect, and restore Delaware’s Inland Bays and their watershed. For more information about the Center, visit

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation commits its time, talent and treasure to facilitate, support and promote innovative community-based leadership and giving. Their focus is on communities where the customers, employees, and vendors of Carl M. Freeman Companies work, live and play. Please visit for more information about the Carl M. Freeman Foundation.