CARES Awards

A compliance-based, non-subjective award program administered by the Delaware Community Foundation and United Way of Delaware in partnership with Philanthropy Delaware and with support from the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement.

Technical Support is Available

Your organization may access technical assistance in preparation for your application.

If you are in need of support, please register to be contacted by a member of the DANA team here


Round 4 deadline Monday, Nov. 1 at 12:00 pm / Noon

Please note: The maximum award is $150,000 total
between both Part 1 and Part 2 combined, regardless of operating budget size.
All eligible nonprofits are encouraged to apply.

If you have not previously used the DCF grant portal, please create a new account. Once logged in, click “Apply” at the top of the page, and you will find the Delaware Nonprofit Support Program application in the list of open applications.

Please note: the total application file size must not exceed 10MB for Part 1 and 5MB for Part 2. We cannot guarantee that your application will be accepted by the website if either part exceeds these file sizes. Please use a file compressor, if needed, to ensure your application is submitted correctly. Still need help? Please fill out a request to have a technical advisor assist you here or email DANA here.

Preview PDF of the application (This is for information only. Application must be submitted online.)

Required Supporting Documents: (Download for completion as part of applications)