At the Delaware Community Foundation, we believe that communities are strongest when all people have the opportunity to thrive

Among our work to advance equity are initiatives including:

Grantmaking

The DCF is working to increase equity in all of our grantmaking processes, including revamping our applications, offering additional support for applicants, and revising our policies and procedures. In 2021, we also partnered with Barclays to create the new Leadership in Community Grants program to support leaders of color in Delaware and the organizations and communities they serve. Learn more about this year’s grantees here.

Changing the Narrative

Through the DCF Journalism Internship Program, a partnership with the Local Journalism Initiative, we are placing aspiring journalists in Delaware newsrooms to elevate the stories and voices of historically underrepresented communities throughout the state. Learn more about this program at delcf.org/journalism.

Community Equity Project

Community Equity Project

In 2019, we launched the Community Equity Project, convening a cohort of community leaders to create a
shared vision and set of priorities to address lasting
challenges in our communities.

Strengthening Latino Communities

In partnership with the Arsht-Cannon Fund, University of Delaware and others to increase our communities’ knowledge and understanding of our thriving Latino communities through the important report, Latino Communities in Sussex County, Delaware.

We are taking action. We are committing to the long-term institutional work we know is necessary. We will empower the community to lead, and advance difficult conversations about systemic racism and how we collectively can drive real change. We will drive equity at every step of our grantmaking process.

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