January 2021

Dear Fundholder,

What a year! While we are all ready to put 2020 behind us, I want to highlight that this has been a phenomenal year for giving, as you and other DCF fundholders have responded to extraordinary community needs with extraordinary generosity.

Thank you for your generosity.

In 2020, our fundholders recommended a whopping $31.2 million in grants to address charitable needs – a 35 percent increase in grantmaking over 2019 and a 112 percent increase over 2018!

In addition to generous grantmaking in 2020, DCF fundholders also gave more than $82.1 million to charitable funds at the DCF for future grantmaking to address evolving community needs. This was an increase of $51 million (165 percent) over 2019 and $52 million (172 percent) over 2018. Thanks to this generosity – combined with careful stewardship and favorable market performance – the charitable assets under management at the DCF now stand at a record-breaking $368 million.

The DCF’s ability to invest in Delaware is thanks to your generosity. By establishing funds at the DCF, your donated resources help build opportunity and advance equity in Delaware.

New fund statements are available.

Because we are working remotely, we are providing only online access to fund statements for the quarter ending December 31, 2020, in lieu of printing and mailing statements. Review fund activity 24/7 by logging on to DonorCentral® at edonorcentral.com/login_0196.asp.

Statements include each fund’s relevant investment pool performance. Each pool’s full dashboard, along with SEI’s Quarterly Review, is available at delcf.org/investments.

Over the past several months, we have all enjoyed a strong market, and the DCF portfolio has seen excellent returns. We continue to have confidence in our investment strategies to minimize short-term volatility and grow the assets you have given us over the longer term.

We are at your service.

In addition to investing your charitable gifts, we are here to help you maximize the impact of those dollars. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your charitable goals and how to ensure the greatest impact possible on the causes you care about.

To set up a conversation with a member of the DCF team or for assistance with DonorCentral, please contact Chris Chapdelaine at cchapdelaine@delcf.org or 302.856.4393.

With best regards and thanks for all you do,

Stuart Comstock-Gay
President & CEO