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2021 DCF Focus Grants Include New Leadership in Community Opportunity

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Delaware nonprofits are invited to apply for the Delaware Community Foundation’s (DCF’s) 2021 Focus Grants. Applications open Jan. 11, 2021.

DCF Focus Grants will support organizations and initiatives working to build opportunity so all Delaware residents can overcome barriers to success, benefit equitably and thrive. Grants will be awarded in three focus areas and include new Leadership in Community grants to support leaders of color in Delaware and the organizations and communities they serve.

  • Youth Success (statewide)
  • Thriving Latino Communities (Sussex County)
  • Leadership in Community (statewide)

Focus Grants are underwritten by the Delaware Forever Fund, the discretionary fund of the DCF, and range from $10,000 to $20,000.

The deadline to apply is February 12. Applicants will be notified of decisions in late June.

There will be an optional workshop on Jan. 27. Participation in workshops is optional and will not influence funding decisions. Applicants are encouraged to participate in the workshop at the scheduled time for an opportunity to ask questions, but a recording will be made available for those unable to attend.

To register for the workshops and for more information, visit

Photo: Student at past Focus Grant recipient TeenSharp