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Delaware Community Foundation Awards $267,061 In Grants

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From the creation a creative placemaking project to asbestos tile removal, this year’s capital grants from the Delaware Community Foundation will benefit thousands of Delawareans statewide.

The DCF has awarded a total of $267,061 in 2022 capital grants to 16 organizations around the state. Grants are underwritten by the Delaware Forever Fund and other funds supporting capital needs of nonprofits throughout the State of Delaware. This year’s recipients are:

2022 Capital Grants

Wilmington Library – $15,000

Expansion of the North Branch Library into an adjoining building

Delaware Museum of Natural History – $19,864

Construction of a Respite Room – a dedicated, calming space for visitors with sensory challenges and developmental disorders

Music School of Delaware – $20,000

Replace the roof and patch the interior ceiling of the concert hall

CityFest – $10,000

Construction of The Urban Artist Exchange, a creative placemaking project

Delaware Guidance Services – $14,262

Complete critical exterior and interior building repairs at Lewes location

Mom’s House Inc. Of Dover – $19,500

Achieve a safe outdoor recreation space with a new ramp and updated decking

One Village Alliance – $20,000

Secure a safe haven space for Wilmington’s first Urban Wellness Center with the installation of perimeter doors, lighting, cameras and security fencing

Exceptional Care for Children – $7,213

Update current kitchen refrigeration and freezer storage

Milton Community Food Pantry – $20,000

New property that will be usable for full storage and refrigeration once a new septic system has been installed

Ronald McDonald House – $11,900

Updating keyfob system for resident rooms

Delmarva Community Services – $20,000

Construction of 3 ramps in 2 newly purchased homes

First State Squash – $10,000

Support purchase of a new facility allowing FSS to grow the community they serve

Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware – $20,000

Replace windows and insulation

Georgetown Presbyterian Church – $19,322

Basement updates including waterproofing, bathroom and accesibility

EDGE for Tomorrow – $20,000

Cover costs for asbestos tile removal and new flooring installation

Catholic Ministry to the Elderly – Marydale Retirement Village – $20,000

New security system and materials to build a new storage unit

Capital grants support projects that have a lasting, positive impact on the population served by the organization. They may be used to fund construction, renovation or repair of buildings, and/or land purchases. Capital grants typically range from $5,000 to $20,000, but can be awarded for up to $25,000.

“Nonprofit organizations should not have to face the issue of being unable to serve their community because they must spend funds on infrastructure issues,” DCF President and CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay said. “These capital grants allow organizations to grow their impact and make a lasting difference for all Delawareans.”