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Giving Back

Creating places that enrich lives are the words the Carl M. Freeman Companies live by. Of equal note was our founder’s belief that to whom much is given, much is expected. Thus, in 1960, he established the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, which, via grants and guidance, assists nonprofit organizations throughout the tri-state area. In 2007, the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation was created as a way of using Josh’s passion for the arts and commitment to the community to further fulfill the Freeman mandate to support places where life happens, where we live, gather and make memories.

Carl M. Freeman

Carl M. Freeman Foundation

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation, established in 1960, has a long history of supporting nonprofit organizations – both large and small. The Foundation commits its time, talent and treasure to facilitate, support and promote innovative community-based leadership and giving. We seek to honor our founders’ legacies and passions by endorsing excellence and leveraging resources. Generally, we limit donations to communities where the customers, employees, and vendors of Carl M. Freeman Companies work, live, and play.

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Joshua M. Freeman

Joshua M. Freeman Foundation

The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was established in 2007 to honor Josh Freeman, the former Chair of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, after his untimely death in December of 2006.  The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation seeks to honor Josh’s passion and commitment to excellence by creating projects that he would have been proud of.  Our mission is to partner to present memorable performances & provide inspired arts education for all, while creating opportunities to elevate the human spirit.  With The Freeman Stage at Bayside, an outdoor performing arts venue located near Fenwick Island, DE, we act on that mission by providing unique arts experiences to over 50,000 visitors a year.

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