Capital Grants

DCF capital grants assist with the acquisition, final-stage design, construction, repair, renovation, rehabilitation, or other capital improvements of facilities, so nonprofits in all three counties can operate as efficiently and effectively as possible.

An ideal capital grant does more than just renovate or repair. It helps an organization that is already strong to serve its community even better. Supported capital projects will have a lasting, positive impact on the population or community served by the grantee organization.

For more information about the DCF’s grantmaking process, visit or contact Yolanda Rushdan at 302.504.5239.

2024 Recipients

Install an accessible walkway to help those with mobility issues move between buildings

Purchase a mobile utility trailer for storage and to help transport equipment used for events throughout the state 

Purchase drum equipment for use in a partnership program with Howard High School 

Build a ninja warrior park for children 13 years-old and older of all abilities 

Purchase diabetic retinopathy equipment 



Purchase construction equipment to assist in building and finishing affordable homes in Kent County 

Build fencing for its youth enrichment center 

Renovate two bathrooms onsite to include touchless technology 

Repair roof and downspout of its Construction Training and Education Center facility, where students gain vocational skills and paid work experience 

Help with acquiring land for its new skills center 

Renovate the La Casita Afterschool Program building, including a ramp, the entryway and restrooms 

Renovate its commercial kitchen to improve waste disposal, food preparation and food storage 

Upgrade and renovate five classrooms to provide a safe, healthy and inclusive environment 

Renovations to a future foster home in Kent County

Renovate its New Castle County center with an improved security system, rebuild the porch at its Kent County center so children can play outside during inclement weather and enhance the Wi-Fi at its Sussex County center 

Renovate its food pantry for better climate and pest control to create a better working environment for volunteers and visitors 

Purchase commercial kitchen equipment to better serve its community 

Renovate its new office with an accessible front door and emergency back door, the office kitchen with greater accessibility to the sink and microwave and the office windows so operating them is easier for those with mobility and/or dexterity challenges 

Renovation of a group home to improve accessibility, longevity and safety 

Renovate its Smallwood House to improve the living conditions for residents