Bob Martz knows the challenges many gay, lesbian and transgender youth face navigating the sometimes-rocky seas of adolescence. Now, building on his decades of work as an LGBTQ activist in Delaware, Martz recently created the first Delaware Community Foundation scholarship specifically designated for LGBTQ students. The Bob Martz Scholarship Fund is a legacy fund, meaning it will be funded with
More low-income families and victims of domestic violence will have access to legal support thanks to a newly announced fellowship. The Holland Fellowship, which will be funded in perpetuity by the Randy J. Holland Family Law Chair Endowment Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation, was created to honor the legacy of Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland, who retired
“I once feared failure… when really I needed to fail. I needed to fall to get up,” said Kemuel Harding in the speech that won the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Communications Contest. “I needed my heart broken to know how to put my brain together.” Kemuel, a senior at the Early College High School at Delaware State University, was
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