The Delaware Community Foundation is committed to advancing equity. We believe that communities are strongest when all people have the opportunity to thrive. Among our work to advance equity are initiatives including:
Strengthening Latino Communities
In partnership with the Arsht-Cannon Fund, University of Delaware and others to increase our communities’ knowledge and understanding of our thriving Latino communities through the important report, Latino Communities in Sussex County, Delaware.
Community Equity Project
In 2019, we launched the Community Equity Project, convening a cohort of community leaders to create a shared vision and set of priorities to address lasting challenges in our communities.
Answering the Call of 2020
In 2020, as the pandemic, police violence and protests focused the spotlight on inequity throughout the nation, the DCF ramped up work to address equity in Delaware and established the DCF Board Equity Task Force, which is developing a variety of strategies.
We also have centered our 2020 Building Opportunity work on equity by choosing Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City for our 2020 Book Circles and author Wes Moore as our Keynote.
We are taking action. We are committing to the long-term institutional work we know is necessary. We will empower the community to lead, and advance difficult conversations about systemic racism and how we collectively can drive real change. We will drive equity at every step of our grantmaking process.
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