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DCFConnecting People Who Care

Matt Haley
Matt Haley

We at the Delaware Community Foundation grieve for our friend Matt Haley.

Matt's legacy of generosity and caring for others will continue through his Global Delaware Fund, which will forever generate grants for the causes Matt cared about.

To give to Matt's Global Delaware Fund, visit Checks written to the Global Delaware Fund also may be mailed to:
Delaware Community Foundation
PO Box 1636
Wilmington, DE 19899-1636

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At the Delaware Community Foundation, we connect people who care with the causes they care about, helping individuals and organizations create charitable funds that become permanent sources of funding for charitable causes. We also:

  • - Inspire and expand philanthropy
  • - Empower nonprofit organizations
  • - Maximize the power of giving
  • - Engage future leaders in philanthropy

At the DCF, we make it easy for generous people to do
great things for the First State. Contact us for help
figuring out what your gift can do for Delaware.


What's New at the DCF?

> Congratulations Susan Sherk!

The Fund for Women has chosen Susan Sherk as the recipient of the prestigious 2014 First Founders Award.

The First Founders Award is the Fund for Women's highest honor, recognizing a Founder who has had a major impact on the community through her exemplary philanthropic efforts. Susan will be honored at the Fund for Women's annual philanthropy breakfast in October. Nancy Bowman and Susan Sherk.

Susan, pictured right with Founder Nancy Bowman, became a Founder in 2000 and has helped recruit many others to contribute to the Fund for Women's endowment fund in support of women and girls in Delaware.

> Grants Supporting STEM Education

Applications are available for grants for nonprofits supporting STEM education in Delaware! Since its inception in 2004, Next Gen North has raised more than $300,000 to support various charitable causes.

The deadline is August 29.

> Collaborative Grant Applications Now Available!

Applications are now available for the DCF's 2015 Collaborative Grants.

This year, DCF’s Collaborative Grants will be awarded for projects involving a collaboration of two or more nonprofits within a single county. (In the past, projects were required to include organizations from all three counties.)

The DCF expects to award one grant in each county. The maximum request per application is $100,000.

The deadline is September 15.

Past Collaborative Grants have supported projects including the Stewards of Children sexual abuse prevention program, the $tand by Me Financial Empowerment program, the Anti-Hunger Coalition, and the Delaware Aging Network.

> Enjoy Our Spring Newsletter!Spring 2014 Newsletter

Enjoy our Spring 2014 newsletter, highlighting:

• Our new online system, which makes statements available to fundholders and helps nonprofits connect with prospective donors.

• Ginger Ward's work to increase the Fund for Women's impact on girls and women.

• How the Arsht-Cannon Fund and a Rehoboth Beach church are working together to empower new English speakers.

You might even be inspired to make a gift of your own! For more information, please visit or contact David Fleming, 302.504.5224.



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