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Delaware Nonprofits Invited to Apply for 2024 Capital Grants

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Delaware nonprofits are invited to apply for the Delaware Community Foundation’s 2024 Capital Grants. 

For 2024, approximately $200,000 will be awarded to qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve Delawareans. Grant applications will be accepted beginning Oct. 16, 2023, and must be submitted electronically at Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m., Nov. 17, 2023. 

Former capital grant recipients must wait for the completion of two grant cycles before applying for another capital grant, and multi-year capital campaigns can be funded only once by the DCF. Agencies receiving DCF grants must serve the state of Delaware and its residents without discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. 

Over the years, the DCF has awarded more than $7 million in capital and equipment grants, funded through the State of Delaware Fund and other field-of-interest endowments. Last year, the DCF allocated $264,823 in capital grants. 

These grants support projects that have a lasting, positive impact on the population served by the organization. Capital grants can be requested to assist with the acquisition, final-stage design, construction, repair, renovation, rehabilitation, or other capital improvements of facilities, so nonprofits in all three counties can operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. Capital grants typically range from $5,000 to $20,000. 

“Delaware nonprofits have shown incredible strength and resiliency over the last several years. Capital grant funding does so much more than simply repair or renovate. It helps make great organizations even stronger,” DCF President and CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay said.  

To learn more about the grant process, applicants are invited to participate in an optional remote workshop on Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Register today.  

All applicants will be notified of the Grants Committee’s decision in writing by mid-January 2024.  

For more information, please contact Yolanda Rushdan at [email protected] or 302.504.5239.