Get involved in this year’s Building Opportunity activities!

The DCF believes communities are stronger when we all have the opportunity to thrive, so we are Building Opportunity in Delaware through an annual series of activities and events to advance important conversations. Read more about our Building Opportunity movement or experience it for yourself through our Book Circles, Keynote and Community Conversations.

Book Circles

In 2021, we’re reading and discussing The Sum of Us, by Heather McGhee. Learn how you can join the conversation.


Heather McGhee will present the Building Opportunity Keynote (virtually this year) on Oct. 13.

Community Conversations

Each year, the DCF facilitates Delawareans for conversations about important community issues. This year, we’ll be discussing questions of equity, building on our Book Circles, Keynote and the dramatic world events of 2020-2021. Stay up to date about how you can be part of the conversation.

The Delaware Community Foundation is committed to building opportunity for all and advancing racial equity.

Our community is stronger when we all have the opportunity to thrive, and for too long there have been, and continue to be, historic barriers, legal and cultural, to the full participation of Black and brown Delawareans.

More than any period in recent decades, 2020-2021 has brought hard issues to the forefront of our lives, forcing each of us individually and all of us as community to pay attention. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on inequities in our communities – in education, housing, food security, economy, and health. The senseless end to so many Black lives has forced America to face the realities of structural racism. We have ached, learned, come together, been torn apart, and are undeniably living through a moment that will change the world as we knew it.

In the fall of 2018, we launched Building Opportunity in Delaware, an annual program that brings a national speaker to Delaware who shares big ideas, sparks community conversations, and inspires civic action through their research and writing on the issues contributing to inequity and the opportunity gap in our country.

Learn more about how we’re collaborating in the community and how you can get involved.

Get Involved

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