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Welcome to the Delaware Community Foundation
2014 Annual Report

In our printed Annual Report, the Leslie Stanford Fund for the YWCA was listed under the wrong organization, and the Anthony & Catherine Fusco Foundation was not included in the list of 2014 Business Partners. We apologize and thank both Ms. Stanford and the Fusco Foundation for their generosity.


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!

Thank you Tom Wren
for generously sponsoring our
2014 Annual Report!




What's New at the DCF?


Grant applications now available!Grants!

Applications are now available for three grant programs through the DCF.

Youth Philanthropy Board - New Castle County (Kent & Sussex applications coming soon!)
DUE 4 p.m., Dec. 15, 2014.

Mentoring programs focused on promoting healthy lifestyles for at-risk(e.g. pregnant or parenting,struggling with substance abuse) middle school through high school students OR programs that provide extracurricular activities for middle school through high school students with developmental and/or physical challenges.

Capital Grants - Statewide
DUE 4 p.m., Jan. 30, 2015.
Portable items essential to the applicant organization’s delivery of services.Typical award $2,000- $7,000, max. $10,000.

Equipment Grants - Statewide
DUE 4 p.m., Jan. 30, 2015.
Construction, renovation or repair of buildings, and/or land purchases. Typical award $5,000-$20,000; max. $25,000.


Give: Ebola Orphans Crisis FundEbola

Many of us feel at a loss for how to help with the Ebola crisis. Here's an opportunity to help by supporting the Ebola Orphans Crisis Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Through this fund, caring people from Delaware and the region are helping provide food and security for children in Liberia who have been orphaned during the Ebola crisis and recent wars. The goal is to keep the children at home, where they are less likely to contract Ebola, by ensuring they have food and don't need to go out in search of something to eat.

Consider making a gift to the Ebola Orphans Crisis Fund . Visit and search by keyword Ebola to make your tax-deductible gift.

For more information, see this article from delawareonline or visit



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