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DCFConnecting People Who Care

Welcome to the Delaware Community Foundation

At the Delaware Community Foundation, we connect people who care with the causes they care about, helping individuals and organizations create charitable funds that become permanent sources of funding for charitable causes. This year, we took the first steps on a journey of growth and transformation. Read more in our 2014 Annual Report!

What's New at the DCF?


Looking for a last-minute tax deduction?Need a quick tax deduction?

No need to write a big check! Consider making a charitable gift of appreciated stock. It's a quick and easy way to make a charitable gift during the 2014 tax year.

Other non-cash gifts to consider include:

  • Mutual funds
  • IRAs
  • Life insurance policies
  • Real estate
  • Art
  • And more!

For more information, contact David W. Fleming, Senior Vice President for Development.



Apply now for for more than 50 scholarships available through the Delaware Community Foundation by completing a single online application!

See which scholarships you might be eligible for in our Scholarship Compendium. Last year, the DCF awarded approximately $320,000 in scholarships to students throughout Delaware.



Applications now available for multiple grant programs

Applications are now available for six grant programs through the DCF.
See our grants page for full details. Grants!

Youth Philanthropy Board - New Castle County
Applications now due 4 p.m., Dec. 23, 2015

Youth Philanthropy Board - Kent County
DUE 4 p.m., Jan. 5, 2015

Youth Philanthropy Board - Sussex County
DUE 4 p.m., Jan. 5, 2015

Fund for Women
DUE 4 p.m., Jan. 30, 2015
Two FFW grant writing workshops (optional) will be offered:

  • Friday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m., CenDel Community Building, 101 W. Loockerman St, Dover
  • Thursday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m., Community Service Building, 100 W. 10th St., Wilmington

Capital Grants - Statewide
DUE 4 p.m., Jan. 30, 2015.

Equipment Grants - Statewide
DUE 4 p.m., Jan. 30, 2015

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Read all about:

  • First Founders Award recipient Susan Dunn Sherk
  • First Founder-Young Founder Scholarships
  • The Next Million campaign
  • Upcoming events
  • And more!







Giving is Forever Through Endowed Funds

Try our endowment calculator to see how your gift's impact can grow stronger every year, forever.




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