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DCF Awards $91,400 in Specific Interest Grants

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This year the Delaware Community Foundation has awarded $91,400 in specific interest grants to 15 nonprofit organizations around the state.

Specific interest funds – created by donors to support issues they are particularly passionate about – provide grants for nonprofits and programs that work within specific areas of activity or populations and currently focus on arts in Wilmington, fulfillment of terminally ill children’s wishes, and training and treatment of animals. This year’s recipients are:

Arts in Wilmington – through the Dave Ryerson Fund and the Beekhuis Community Fund:

Gamma Theta Lambda Educational Foundation, Inc. – $2,500

To support Step Afrika.  

Christina Cultural Arts Center – $2,500

To support Literary Cafes.

Wilmington Alliance – $2,500

To support the West Center City Lending Library.   

Delaware Art Museum – $2,500

To support Family Sunday programming.

Village Education Tutors Foundation – $2,500

To support arts programming and tutoring.

Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Inc. – $2,500

To support a public speaking residency at Serviam Girls Academy.

New Light Theatre Company – $2,500

To support the New Light Theatre Winter 2022 production.

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant – $2,500

To support a summer arts camp for children dealing with trauma.

Fulfillment of Terminally Ill Children’s Wishes – through the Walls & Turner Charitable Fund:

Make-A-Wish – $16,700

To enable more of Delaware’s critically ill children to receive wishes, which inspire and give hope to the children and their families.

Preston’s March for Energy – $17,500

To fund adaptive bikes for children with developmental disabilities in need of fun, outdoor movement.

Support Animals and Animal Welfare – through the Walls & Turner Charitable Fund and the Freida Dolby Fund:

Forgotten Cats – $8,600

To support adoption preparation for cats/kittens in Sussex County.

Faithful Friends Animal Society – $8,500

To support the Hope Center, a crisis prevention program that keeps families and pets together.

Delaware SPCA – $7,100

To support a free feline spay/neuter day.

Brandywine Valley SPCA – $8,500

To support the cat sanctuary.

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc. – $5,500

To support the care of injured or orphaned baby birds.