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DCF Awards Three Nonprofits Second-Year Grants from 2021 BIPOC Grants Program

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Network Delaware (top), Nuestras Raices (middle) and Afro-American Historical Society of DE (bottom).

The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) has awarded $62,500 in multiyear program development grants to three nonprofit organizations as part of its Equity Partners Grants Program that launched in 2021.  

Nuestras Raices and Network Delaware each received $25,000, and the Afro-American Historical Society of Delaware received $12,500. Funding will support the Executive Leadership Development program to build up minority leadership in New Castle County (Nuestras Raices), increase civic leadership and training throughout the state (Network Delaware), and bolster organizational capacity and succession planning (Afro-American Historical Society).

These multiyear grants, supported by an initial $150,000 gift from Wilmington-based Barclays US Consumer Bank in 2021 and a $25,000 gift from Dupont, are intended to help support resilient, sustainable Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-led organizations, fuel community-driven change, and ensure current and next-generation leaders’ long-term success. The grant partners will be considered for a final grant in 2023 as part of this program. 

“The DCF is committed to advancing equity for all people and, at this critical moment in history, we are particularly focused on racial equity,” DCF President and CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay said.  

*Update (9/20/22): The name of the grant program has been changed from Leadership in Communities Grants Program to Equity Partners Grants Program.