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.
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
Hispanic families in Delaware are benefiting from increased access to education and health care with the support of $677,841 in grants from the Arsht-Cannon Fund (ACF), an endowed fund at the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF). Some of the 2017-18 grants were awarded in June and the remainder are being issued this week. Over the past 13 years, the ACF
Sixty-seven Delaware high school students will experience the joys and challenges of being philanthropists this year through the Delaware Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB). With a board in each county, the YPB includes students from public, private and parochial schools. The DCF gives the students a total of $35,000 to award to local charities. Within their county board, the
I am faced with a conundrum. Every day, I am presented with incredible stories about civic engagement, voluntarism, financial generosity and passion for community. Every day, I get to interact with people who make our communities the best they can be, by working for great arts programs, a clean environment, shelter for the homeless, great education, inclusion, and an end