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31 Grants Awarded in Latest Round of Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund Grants

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The Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund’s Community Needs Grants program at the Delaware Community Foundation has awarded $310,000 to 31 nonprofit organizations providing services to communities throughout the state.

These general operating grants, each in the amount of $10,000, will allow organizations to use funds as needed to continue to operate in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Last year the Community Needs Council committed to increase equity by targeting more funds to smaller nonprofits (operating budgets $250K and under) that are led by and serving people of color, who are disproportionately affected by the pandemic. In this grant round, $70,000 in grants (nearly 25% of the grant dollars overall) were targeted to organizations that fit these criteria.

Grantees are:

  • Choir School of Delaware
  • Claymont Renaissance Development Corporation
  • Delaware Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Delaware Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education
  • EDGE for Tomorrow
  • Embrace Delaware
  • Future Promises Foundation
  • Harrington Senior Center
  • Hope Medical Dental Clinic
  • House of Hope
  • I Am Leadership & Technical Academy
  • Imperial Dynasty Arts Program
  • Inner City Cultural League
  • Junior League of Wilmington
  • Kent County Theater Guild
  • Mispillion Art League
  • Moms House Inc. of Dover
  • Multiplying Good
  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women 
  • Nehemiah Gateway CDC/Tennis Rocks Tutoring and Music Association
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America Colonial Chapter
  • Preston’s March for Energy
  • Project New Start, Inc.
  • Southern Delaware Therapeutic and Recreational Horseback Riding
  • Spur Impact Association
  • Strive: How You Lead Matters
  • Supporting Kidds
  • TeenSHARP
  • Waggies by Maggie & Friends
  • Wilmington Senior Center
  • Women and Children Transformation Ministry

Launched on March 18, 2020, the fund has awarded nearly $4 million to more than 150 Delaware nonprofits thus far. The next round of Community Needs Grants will be announced soon.

The Community Needs Grants Program is a partnership with Philanthropy Delaware. For more information, visit To see the impact of the fund over the past year, visit