Latino families in Delaware have improved access to quality educational programs and services as a result of close to $600,000 in grants from the Arsht-Cannon Fund (ACF), an endowed fund at the Delaware Community Foundation. Since 2007, the ACF has invested more than $9 million to expand and improve educational opportunities and access to healthcare for Latino families – improving
This year the Delaware Community Foundation has awarded $55,344 in specific interest grants to 11 nonprofit organizations around the state. Specific interest grants – created by donors to support issues they are particularly passionate about – focus on arts in Wilmington, long-term care, fulfillment of children’s wishes, and training and treatment of animals. This year’s recipients are: Delaware Shakespeare –
Joan’s Toolbox is an occasional series in which Joan Hoge-North, DCF vice president for philanthropy, shares information about different ways of making charitable gifts that maximize impact and tax advantages. For most of us, charitable giving didn’t result in tax deductions this year because of the increase in the standard deduction. However, you may be able to qualify for a deduction
Delaware nonprofits are invited to apply for grants from the African American Empowerment Fund of Delaware (AAEFD), a giving circle of the Delaware Community Foundation. The application will be available on Aug. 1. The grantmaking focus area for 2019 will be education, and more specifically, higher education access and retention. Grant awards will be up to $2,500, and funding requests
The Delaware Community Foundation welcomes Lossie Freeman as a new member of its Board of Directors. As Special Assistant for Employment Initiatives to Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki, Freeman is responsible for the development of an employment infrastructure that will create better opportunities for unemployed citizens. Freeman began her career as a global consultant at JPMorgan Investment Bank in New York,
A lifelong educator and educational leader, Linda Poole is the CEO of Educationally Speaking, a company that assists educators with improving student achievement through analysis of current status and research-based recommendations. She was a friend and the primary advisor to DCF fundholder Helen Eliason, who died in 2017. Linda is an advisor to the Fund for Children’s Literacy, a DCF
The Delaware Community Foundation has awarded $378,650 in scholarships for the 2019-20 school year, helping 63 students pursue secondary education, including the three winners pictured above. Each year, the DCF awards scholarships to students from funds established by generous people who care about education and understand that it can be costly. This year, 80 scholarships were awarded to 63 students.
The Delaware Community Foundation has awarded $284,476 in Focus Grants to programs to enriching the lives of Delaware youth and Latino communities. This year’s Focus Grants recipients are: Community Education Building – $25,000 To support the Kuumba Academy Summer Camp, a program that provides students from low-income areas with core curriculum and extracurricular activities to promote academic excellence and well-being.
We’re in a kind of civics education revival in America. For too many years, civics education has in too many circles been seen as a kind of quaint afterthought. We’ve cut back the time and importance of civics in our schools. And we thought it wouldn’t really matter. But what we’re all finding is that the core value of democracy
The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF), in partnership with Rodel, teamed up with Mikva Challenge in sponsoring a competition for Delaware youth to present their ideas on local issues. On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Cab Calloway School of the Arts, six middle schools participated in the Project Soapbox competition. Mikva Challenge is a nonprofit organization that started as a volunteer