Frequently Asked Questions

Does Philanthropy Delaware give grants?

No. Philanthropy Delaware does not give grants or accept grant proposals.

What is Philanthropy Delaware?

Philanthropy Delaware exists to provide information, education, networking and collaboration opportunities to individuals, corporations, and foundations who make significant charitable contributions in Delaware, and to strengthen philanthropy through public information and advocacy. It also works to increase the number of institutional donors supporting nonprofits in the state.

Can Philanthropy Delaware help me get a grant?

We do not control or suggest how our members’ grant dollars should be spent. Each member organization’s grantmaking and grantmaking priorities are autonomous and determined by their respective governing bodies. For more information on grantmaking organizations, including grantmakers’ profiles, giving priorities and grant cycles, visit The Foundation Center or check out our grants calendar for a sampling of grants available in Delaware.

What is a membership association?

A membership association is an organization of members that come together around a common interest - in our case, philanthropy. In order to participate in Philanthropy Delaware's various programs and services, members pay annual dues based on their giving in Delaware.

Can I have more information about specific Philanthropy Delaware members?

We have a strict non-solicitation policy and do not give out contact information to non-members. For information on grantmaking organizations, your best bet will probably be GuideStar or The Foundation Center.

How do I become a member?

Click here!

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