In its first major round of grantmaking, The Foundation for Delaware County, the largest public charity in Delaware County, announced $1,165,000 in awards through 46 grants to 42 area nonprofits.
Grants were awarded in the areas of children’s health and nutrition, maternal health services, preventive healthcare, substance abuse including the opioid epidemic, preparing high school students for post-graduate success, hospice and home care, and strengthening the nonprofit community.
In this first formal grant cycle since it gave $330,000 in initial grants back in March, the foundation is sending the message that collaboration and partnerships are key to moving Delaware County forward. Its largest grant, $100,000 over two years, went to CASA Youth Advocates to launch Delaware County’s Voice for Children – a collective impact campaign in partnership with the county, other child-serving agencies, and interested individuals and groups – to improve the child welfare system in Delco.
“We were extremely pleased with the quality, range, and innovation of many of the proposals we received and honored to support so many dedicated nonprofit partners serving our county,” said Frances Sheehan, the foundation’s president. “While we wish we could have funded many more, the 46 proposals that received funding will address some of Delaware County’s most critical health issues. And they’ll do so with direct service and support, advocacy and education, and with innovation that could lead to even more impact in the future.”
Click here to see the full list of grants awarded this fall by The Foundation for Delaware County.
Those interested in partnering with the foundation to move Delaware County forward can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-744-1014 to discuss setting up a donor-advised fund or other giving vehicles.