The Delaware Community Foundation awards an average of $13 million in grants and scholarships annually.
Donor Advised Grants
Approximately $12 million is directed by DCF fundholders to causes they are passionate about. A few DCF fundholders solicit grant applications, which are posted on our grants page when available.
Most DCF fundholders do not solicit or accept grant applications, and the DCF is not able to directly connect grant seekers to our fundholders. However, you can review the full list of our fundholders in our annual report or our searchable online database.
Grants Directly from the DCF
The DCF Grants Committee awards approximately $600,000 in direct grants each year, divided between collaborative grants and capital/equipment grants. Capital/equipment grant applications are posted on our grants page in the fall, and collaborative grant applications are posted in the summer.
The DCF awards approximately $400,000 in scholarships each year. An online application is available via the scholarships page each fall. The deadline for most scholarships is April 1. Details and criteria are available in our annual scholarship compendium.