Youth Philanthropy Board Grantees

The Delaware Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Boards (YPBs), one in each of Delaware’s three counties, are composed of students from public, independent and diocesan high schools throughout the state.

Kent County YPB focused on organizations that enhance and support youth development in Kent County, with preference for those that focus on mental health, the arts, hunger and/or agriculture programs.

$3,500 – Compassionate Hearts
$2,500 – Green Beret Project
$2,000 – Children & Families First
$2,000 – YWCA of Delaware
$5,000 – Survivors of Abuse in Recovery

New Castle County YPB focused on post-secondary readiness and/or mentoring programs that serve teens and young adults in New Castle County, with special consideration for initiatives that build leadership opportunities, address specific challenges (including homelessness, substance abuse or violence), or target traditionally underserved populations (including low-income and immigrant youth).

$1,250 – Jewish Family Services
$2,500 – Leading Youth Through Empowerment (LYTE)
$2,500 – Survivors of Abuse in Recovery (SOAR)
$2,500 – The Delaware Contemporary
$2,500 – Delaware Youth Leadership Network
$3,125 – Catholic Charities
$3,125 – YWCA of Delaware
$2,500 – Delaware College Scholars

Sussex County YPB chose to focus on nonprofit organizations that focus on mentoring at-risk youth in Sussex County, with a preference for programs supporting those affected by substance abuse, sex trafficking and/or mental health issues.

$5,000 – Green Beret Project
$4,675 – La Red Health Center
$2,825 – Mental Health Association of Delaware
$2,500 – YWCA of Delaware

Kent County YPB focused on organizations that enhance and support youth development in Kent County, with preference for those that focus on mental health, the arts, hunger and/or agricultural programs. Kent County YPB grants were presented on April 8 at the Duncan Center in Dover. This year’s grants were awarded to:

$4,770 – Compassionate Hearts
$2,615 – Green Beret Project
$2,615 – Inner City Cultural League
$5,000 – Survivors of Abuse in Recovery

New Castle County YPB focused on post-secondary readiness and/or mentoring programs that serve teens and young adults in New Castle County, with special consideration for initiatives that build leadership opportunities, address specific challenges (including homelessness, substance abuse or violence), or target traditionally underserved populations (including low-income and immigrant youth). The NCC YPB grants were presented on May 13 at the University & Whist Club in Wilmington. This year’s grants were awarded to:

$2,500 – Duffy’s Hope
$1,200 – EastSide Charter School
$2,000 – Girls Inc. of Delaware
$1,800 – I Am My Sister’s Keeper
$1,250 – Nativity Prep
$2,500 – One Village Alliance
$1,250 – TeenSHARP
$2,500 – Teen Warehouse
$2,500 – UrbanPromise
$2,500 – West End Neighborhood House

Sussex County YPB chose to focus on organizations that focus on mentoring at-risk youth in Sussex County, with a preference for programs supporting those affected by substance abuse, sex trafficking and/or mental health issues. The Sussex County YPB presented grants on May 6 at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. This year’s grants were awarded to:

$2,500 – Connecting Generations
$3,000 – First State Community Action Agency
$2,500 – FORGE Youth & Family Academy
$3,000 – Laurel Public Library
$4,000 – Pathways to Success

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