Who We Are
The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) is a nonprofit organization focused on partnering with donors
to build opportunity and advance equity in Delaware.
Our mission is to improve the lives of the people of Delaware by empowering and
growing philanthropy through knowledge and relationships, now and in the future.
Our vision is a Delaware where generosity expands opportunity for
all and enhances the common good.
Our values underpin and inform all of our work:
What We Do
In pursuit of our mission, we follow three key strategies:
We help donors give with joy and confidence! To help our donors achieve their unique charitable goals, we work one-on-one with individuals and businesses, exploring the issues they care about and opportunities to make a difference through grants and scholarships. By combining financial and philanthropic expertise and community knowledge, we help donors maximize the dollars they can give and the power those dollars have in the community.
In addition to partnering with donors, the DCF serves our community through direct grantmaking from our Delaware Forever Fund. Selected by a statewide committee composed of community leaders, grants from the Forever Fund target the state’s most pressing needs and fortify our nonprofit organizations’ infrastructures, strengthening their ability to focus on their missions.
The DCF is a resource, a connector, and a facilitator. We strive to understand our community as it evolves, call attention to important issues and trends, and bring people together to build opportunity for all.