Joshua M. Freeman Foundation

Joshua M. Freeman Foundation (JMFF)

The Foundation

Fresh Air & Green Grass

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 Companies, after his untimely death in December of 2006. The Foundation seeks to honor Josh’s passion and commitment to excellence by creating programs he would have been proud of. These programs include Freeman Arts Pavilion, previously The Freeman Stage, an outdoor performance venue near Fenwick Island, which presents over 70 performances a year, and our Arts Access Initiative, which provides K-12 students and underserved families of Delmarva year-round, high-quality, diverse arts experiences at no cost. Annually, more than 130,000 residents, children and visitors are impacted through our mission of creating opportunities that elevate the human spirit.

Learn more about Josh and the history of the foundation.

Our Logo

The “J-dot” image was the official signature of Joshua M. Freeman. This symbol was essentially his “seal of approval” and only things that met his standards for excellence received this mark. Moving forward, the Freeman family will use this symbol as a way of representing the standards, ideals and activities that Josh was committed to and cared deeply about.

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Support From Delaware Division Of The Arts

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on

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Standards For Excellence

The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation is proudly accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute® as having met all the requirements of the Standards for Excellence®: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.

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