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Fund For Women Announces 2022 Grant Recipients

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The Fund for Women (FFW) at the Delaware Community Foundation is pleased to announce the nonprofit recipients for the 2022 grant cycle. From 1994 through 2022, the FFW has awarded 376 grants totaling nearly $3.5 million dollars to nonprofits serving women and girls in Delaware. The FFW’s one-year grant offers organizations an opportunity to obtain seed money for innovative, creative programming or funding to continue or expand programs where effectiveness has been demonstrated. 

For the 2022 grant cycle, the FFW has awarded $198,600 to 15 nonprofits. The agencies listed below will utilize the grant funding for critical projects related to housing, health care, career training, and education programs.  Grants will be awarded at the Annual Grant Awards Dinner hosted on May 25, 2022 at Delaware Technical Community College, Terry Campus in Dover, DE. Doors open at 5 PM and the program will be from 5:30 -7:30 PM. Registration is required; register at

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware, $7,500 – Statewide  

The Bigs in Blue program will build a bridge between female police officers and young girls in the community, offering coaching and mentoring role models for local children, and creating positive police/community interactions. 

Boys & Girls Club of Delaware, $15,000 – Statewide  

Girls on the Run at the Boys & Girls Club will expand teams and programming to at least ten clubs statewide during 2022-2023 connecting 150 girls to discussions, activities, and running games. 

Claymont Community Center, $15,000 – New Castle County  

The Feed Her Future trauma-informed, comprehensive case management program will help 30 single mothers who come to the Claymont Food Closet to create a future of economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their children. 

Delaware Center for Justice, $15,000 – Statewide  

The Women in Transition with its Community Reintegration Services Program (CRSP) will provide 125 women throughout the state with evidence-based case management strategies and other crucial services that foster successful re-entry. 

Delaware Nature Society, $15,000 – New Castle County  

The Neighborhood Naturalists (NHN) program with Serviam Girls Academy will support 70 students with the knowledge and care of the environment while developing advocacy and leadership skills. 

Food Bank of Delaware, $15,000 – Statewide  

They will enhance their current Postpartum Support Group by providing 30 new mothers with support groups, nutrition education, and promotion of the Delaware WIC Program. 

Jewish Family Services of Delaware, $15,000 – New Castle County 

The Refugee and Immigration Support Effort (RISE) is the only one of its kind in Delaware.  FFW support will provide up to 20 refugee women with the English skills they need to integrate and find success here. This includes access to health care and social services, employment and education, budgeting and housing, cultural and community integration and communication. 

La Red Health Center, Inc., $15,000 – Kent & Sussex Counties 

LRHC provides prenatal services and the project entails the continuity and quality of prenatal health care services for 400 pregnant women by contracting with Sussex County-based hospitals and private practice organizations. 

The Latin American Community Center, $15,000 – New Castle County 

The Latin American Community Center’s Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program provides pregnant and breastfeeding mothers with a breastfeeding information, peer encouragement as well as diapers to 1,980 mothers participating in the program. 

Lewes Public Library, $6,500 – Sussex County 

The Lewes Public Library program Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots will empower teens to work together and determine how to meet the needs of girls most effectively in the community by creating and distributing ~ 500 personal care kits. In addition to the kits, similar items will be available through the Comfort Cabinet at the Lewes Public Library. 

Literacy Delaware, $15,000 – Statewide 

Literacy Delaware will provide one-to-one tutoring and small group instruction to 105 women and girls in the Delaware region to achieve self-identified goals and improve skills through programming such as digital literacy, soft skills, civics/citizenship, conversation clubs, health literacy, and two-generational programs.  

National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Delaware Chapter, Inc., $15,000 – Statewide 

Funding will support The National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s 100 Bridges Mentoring & STEAM program through management of partnership development, participant recruitment, planning and execution of monthly group mentoring, and STEAM virtual career workshops targeting 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. Plans include to re-launch the program in partnership with selected schools specifically targeting 200 7th– 9th graders in 2022. 

Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, $15,000 – Statewide  

Housing and Support Services for Delaware mothers with infants receiving care in Neo-Natal Intensive Care Units at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington and Christiana Hospital in Newark. 

STEHM, Inc., $4,600 – New Castle & Kent Counties  

The Financial Independence Program provides women experiencing homelessness with core money management skills by attending one-on-one and group workshops to manage their finances and gain the confidence they need to independently care for themselves and their children long-term. 

Ubuntu Black Family Wellness Collective, $15,000 – New Castle & Kent Counties  

This will be a continuation and expansion of Ubuntu’s Community Doula Program that provides the value-added benefit of doula care. It will include a food pantry that will provide access to healthful foods for 141 mothers to be well fed and well-nourished in pregnancy.