Starting a Large Campaign with a goal above $5 Million?
You've found the right place!

Funders in Delaware who have historically participated in Large Campaigns (Capital Campaigns) have decided to pilot a new approach to the application process. They would like to save organizations precious time by having them present once to a wide variety of funders, some of which they may not have otherwise thought to approach. Simultaneously, funders will be able to benefit from each other's questions and conversation during these presentations. Organizations will receive constructive feedback, which will be enormously beneficial to their campaign, and assist them in submitting more solid applications to each individual funder.

Organizations need to state their intent to begin a large campaign by completing the simple, 2-page PDF application on this page to begin this process, and bring their Large Campaign before the panel of funders. Click on the image to open the application.

Please send the completed PDF application to no later than Friday, June 15, 2018.

Pre-Qualifications for Large Campaign Presentation

Project $5 million or above

Complete Application (click on image above) & return no later than June 15th (Presentations will be scheduled on a rolling basis as applications are submitted and approved by Philanthropy Delaware)

Strongly Suggested: Attend a Longwood Grant Information Session (if you haven't already done so at some point)

June 4, 1 - 3 p.m. (Wilmington)

June 8, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Wilmington)

June 19, 1 - 3 p.m. (Wilmington)

June 26, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Dover)

Register through

Presentation Time Slots (Block on your calendar until you receive a specific time)

1-hour presentations:

Tuesday, July 10 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 12 – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


All communication for this process/panel will go directly through Philanthropy Delaware (not individual funders)

Applications due by June 15th

Email with more detail, presentation time (if not already scheduled), and timeline of activities, expectations, and requirements will be sent to applying organizations no later than the week of June 18th

Applying organizations will be required to submit presentations ahead of time by July 2nd

1-2 people from each applying organization are welcome to present to the panel

In-person presentation should be no longer than 15 minutes (since presentation was sent ahead for funders to review); Discussion, questions, and conversation with the panel will last no longer than 45 minutes directly following the presentation

Feedback from the discussion will be provided to presenting organizations within the 2 weeks following the panel presentation

Based on panel feedback, organizations should then proceed with applying to each individual funder

Questions? Email

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