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DCF Awards $266K in Grants to Nonprofit Statewide

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From addressing parking safety at People’s Place II, Inc. in Kent and Sussex Counties to helping build a new headquarters for the Girl Scouts of Chesapeake Bay in New Castle County, this year’s capital grants from the Delaware Community Foundation will benefit thousands of Delawareans statewide.

The DCF has awarded a total of $266,000 in 2015 capital grants to 21 organizations around the state. This year’s recipients are:

2015 Capital Grants (21 grants = $266,648)

Camp Arrowhead (Sussex) — $5,000

For a new pavilion and picnic tables at the Carmine Environmental Center

Child, Inc. (NCC) — $15,000

To renovate a property to be used as a “Safe Havens Family Visitation Center” in Middletown

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay (NCC) — $10,000

To support the capital campaign to construct the Northern Resource Center in Newark

Historical Society of Delaware (NCC) — $5,000

To support “The Sesquicentennial Campaign: Ensuring a Future for Delaware’s Past.” 

Ingleside Homes, Inc. (NCC) — $20,000

For renovation of the facility’s electrical system

Ronald McDonald House of Delaware (NCC) — $7,500

To renovate the guestrooms on the second and third floors for use by patients’ families

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (Sussex) — $20,000         

To renovate a residence in Georgetown dedicated for AmeriCorp participants

Wilmington Housing Partnership (NCC) — $20,000

For construction costs of the Vandever Avenue Project, a four-unit home ownership


Wilmington Senior Center, Inc. (NCC) — $2,675

To help repair the HVAC systems in three of Wilmington Senior Center’s buildings

All the Difference (NCC) — $7,500

To support the capital campaign to purchase a new organization headquarters

Delaware Association for the Blind (NCC) — $15,000

To repair and weatherproof the Landis Lodge to provide safety for children attending Camp


Delaware Center for Horticulture (NCC) — $5,000

To support DCH’s capital campaign to renovate and expand its facility

Delaware Theatre Company (NCC) — $7,500

To support replacement of the theater’s roof

Easter Seals (NCC) — $10,000

To support the capital campaign to modernize and expand Camp Fairlee, a recreational camp

for people with disabilities

NAMI-DE (NCC) — $9,473

To address a drainage problem at one of the homes provided for people with mental illness

Nanticoke Health Services (Sussex) — $25,000                                                                                

To support the capital campaign to renovate and enhance the Emergency Department

Westside Family Healthcare (NCC) — $20,000

To expand the Wilmington health center by building two patient-centered medical home pods

Delmar Public Library (Sussex) — $15,000                                                                                         

To support the capital campaign to expand and renovate the library

People’s Place II, Inc. (Kent/Sussex) — $17,000

To repair a parking lot that serves several buildings that house People’s Place programs

Sojourner’s Place (NCC) — $15,000

To replace the hot water tank that serves residents at the long-term housing and support

services facility

West End Neighborhood House (NCC) — $15,000

To repair the heating/air conditioning unit and hallways on the facility’s second floor

Over the years, the DCF has awarded nearly $6 million in capital grants, which are funded by the State of Delaware Fund and other funds established by generous individuals and organizations.

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, with a $25,000 maximum. Equipment grants are for the purchase of equipment essential for an organization to provide services, and generally range between $2,000 and $7,000, with a maximum of $10,000.

“These grants help nonprofits statewide provide important, needed services,” DCF President and CEO Fred Sears said. “These organizations are creating a lasting impact on their communities, and we’re proud to be able to support their work.”