The Delaware Community Foundation is stepping up!
Since 1986, the DCF has been helping address community needs by managing charitable funds and making grants and scholarships throughout the state.
Now, we are determined to do more for Delaware. That is why we are expanding our role to become an engine for positive community change, using data, enhancing our community engagement, and building collaborations.
In October 2015, we launched DelawareFocus.org, Delaware’s first truly comprehensive statewide community indicator project.
DelawareFocus.org, which will be the central source of data for the DCF’s new community engagement initiative, features data and analyses of key social, economic and environmental indicators.
The data and analyses can help the communities identify strengths and weaknesses, set priorities, evaluate program outcomes, track progress over time, compare regional trends and foster community dialogue.
In addition to gathering, analyzing and applying data, the DCF will engage the community at large in developing and pursuing the civic agenda. The DCF is expanding its staff to create a community engagement team and has established the Delaware Community Focus Council. The council will identify high-priority and systemic community challenges and opportunities and recommend leadership and action opportunities to the DCF staff and Board of Directors.
We will facilitate partnerships and strategic initiatives that align the state’s resources – time, talent and treasure.
The DCF has established a partnership with the University of Delaware, which was recently designated as a 2015 Community Engaged University by the Carnegie Foundation. The DCF also is working with the United Way and currently developing relationships with the Rodel Foundation of Delaware, Delaware State University and Wilmington University.
For more information, contact our community engagement team at DelawareFocus@delcf.org or 302.571.8004.