As 2017 came to a close, so did the life of Helen Eliason, one of the DCF’s truest friends and greatest supporters. On Dec. 27, the day after Helen died, her friend and adviser Dr. Linda Poole emailed the many nonprofits that have benefited from Helen’s generosity and will continue to receive support from her legacy gifts to the DCF.
Delaware nonprofits are invited to apply for the Delaware Community Foundation’s 2018 Capital Grants. For 2018, approximately $250,000 will be awarded to qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve Delawareans. Each grant request must be submitted electronically on a DCF 2018 Capital Grant Application Form, available at delcf.org/grants. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m., Feb. 28, 2018. Former
The Delaware Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Joyce Darling as vice president for finance and administration. Darling previously worked for the DCF from 2013-2015, first as an accountant and then as director of finance, leading the organization’s financial management and overseeing investment activities. For the past two years, Darling has served as the chief financial officer of Chesterwye Center,
No doctors, no nurses, no needles, and no machines tethered to the arm. At Justin’s Beach House, which will be supported in perpetuity by the new Justin’s Beach House Fund at the DCF, families can leave behind the frustration of cancer treatment while they enjoy the comfort of this beautiful home in Bethany Beach. Just a half-mile from the waterfront,
Music shaped Anthony Penna’s life, and now it will shape his legacy, too. Anthony, who was just 17 when he died in a late September car accident, is being honored by the community and his family through the new Anthony J. Penna Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation. A junior at Archmere Academy, Anthony was a talented and passionate singer.
Getting a few dollars knocked of your tax bill probably isn’t the main reason you give to charity. If you’re like most of us, you give because you care about the health of children, about a clean environment, or great arts programming, because a neighbor asked you, because quality education is important. You give because you care about the quality
Delaware nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for grants from the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) Youth Philanthropy Boards (YPB). The Kent and Sussex County boards will award $10,000 each. The New Castle County board will award $15,000. Applications for Kent and Sussex County grants must be submitted online by 4 p.m., Dec. 29, 2017, and applications for New Castle County
Delaware students are invited to apply for scholarships available through the Delaware Community Foundation. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2018. Last year, the DCF awarded more than 300 scholarships totaling more than $340,000 to assist individuals in pursuing higher education. Students can apply for most scholarships by completing a single online application, available on the DCF’s new platform
Giving Tuesday is behind us. But everyday Giving is still with us. America’s social sector is a wondrous thing – fueled by generosity of time, talent, spirit, and money. In the midst of the giving season, between our day of thanks and the giving holidays, I find inspiration everywhere – from the people who mentor students, who serve meals to
The following is an op-ed that ran in today’s NewsJournal. It is a combined effort from Sheila Bravo, president of DANA, Cynthia Pritchard, president of Philanthropy Delaware, and Michelle Taylor, president of United Way of Delaware, and me. * * * * Charitable deduction is vital for nonprofits: Delaware Voice by Stuart Comstock-Gay, Sheila Bravo, Cynthia Pritchard and Michelle Taylor