The Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund, a partnership of the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) and Philanthropy Delaware, awarded $165,000 in Vision Grants for innovative solutions to our communities’ emerging and evolving needs in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Vision Grants will allow nonprofit organizations across Delaware to engage additional experts, helping them build their capacity to create collaborative networks, develop scalable and sustainable programming approaches, and design and test prototypes of promising innovations.
Vision Grant Recipients
Community Legal Aid Society, Delaware (Main Branch)
$25,000 to support planning efforts of the Delaware Social and Civil Justice Center, a collaboration that will co-locate some of the largest nonprofits in Delaware that provide free or low-cost legal and social services to our most underserved populations.
$25,000 to support planning efforts of the Building Capacity to Reach Adults with Low Literacy project statewide, focused on addressing the adult literacy crisis in Delaware.
One Village Alliance, Inc.
$25,000 to support planning efforts of the Freedom: Urban Wellness Center (City of Wilmington), a collaboration among One Village Alliance and 38 churches to create a 10,000-square-foot facility and outdoor space in Wilmington’s Northside.
$25,000 to support planning efforts of the Transforming Child Care – Increasing Access and Affordability project to create an implementation plan for transforming child care access and affordability statewide.
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity
$25,000 to support a comprehensive study on home conditions by the Habitat for Humanity Statewide Healthy Homes Initiative that will help the organization modify their programs to better meet the needs of the community.
The Way Home
$25,000 to support planning efforts of Project Honor – Helping Others Navigate Opportunities and Resources (Sussex County) to develop a one-stop facility that offers returning vets and other reentrants immediate housing, access to medical and behavioral/mental healthcare, and training and career development.
Spur Impact Association
$15,000 to expand and improve Delaware Gives, increasing engagement and support to Delaware nonprofits.