The Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund was established to address the state’s emerging and evolving needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grantees are selected through a rigorous process that involves a diverse team of more than 50 community leaders representing all three counties and a range of areas of expertise.
The fund, which launched on March 18, has awarded $3.4 million to 150 Delaware nonprofits so far. The fund awarded weekly grants March 27-May 22, two rounds of grants in June, and monthly grants in July, August and September.
To date, the fund includes generous gifts from:
- Longwood Foundation ($2 million)
- Barclays ($700,000)
- New Castle County ($500,000)
- Welfare Foundation ($300,000)
- CSC ($100,000)
- Crestlea Foundation ($100,000)
- Fund for Women ($100,000)
- Highmark ($100,000)
- Jesse Ball Du Pont Fund ($100,000)
- Laffey-McHugh ($100,000)
- Discover ($100,000)
- DCF ($75,000)
- DuPont ($75,000)
- Gates Foundation ($65,000)
- Jeff and Rhonda Banning Foundation ($50,000)
- Comenity Bank ($50,000)
- M&T ($50,000)
- WSFS Bank ($50,000)
- Fulton Bank ($35,000)
- JP Morgan Chase ($30,000)
- Bank of America ($25,000)
- TD Bank ($25,000)
- Capital One ($25,000)
The fund also includes $135,300 from more than 275 individual donors.