has launched its first competitive grantmaking cycle today and has posted a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) on its website.
Proposals are due online by June 30 with awards to be announced by Oct. 31.
The grants awarded through this program will advance the foundation’s mission and initial goals to improve the health and quality of life of children and families in Delaware County. The Foundation plans to award $1 million in grant funds in this year’s funding cycle with these program priorities:
- Children’s Health and Nutrition
- Maternity and Prenatal/Postnatal Care
- Preventative Health Care
- Opioid Addiction/Substance Use
- Hospice and Home Healthcare Services
- Strengthening the Nonprofit Community
The Foundation for Delaware County will award grants of up to $50,000 per year to nonprofit, government, and education agencies working in the priority program areas listed above. The average award is likely to be in the $10,000 to $25,000 range. A limited number of multi-year grants will be awarded.
Preference will be given to agencies located in the county, as well as to agencies that address the needs of the most vulnerable populations, including families living in poverty, immigrants, and non-English speakers. All grant proceeds must be used to provide programs and services in Delaware County.
Types of grants that will be considered include: general operating support, program or project support, capacity building, advocacy and awareness, capital expenditures, and endowment match campaigns.
Organizations may apply for more than one grant type and for up to three years in funding, though the maximum total awarded per agency will be $100,000.
For further details about the Foundation’s grantmaking priorities and preferences and how to apply, go to the “For Nonprofits” section of its website.