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$287,000 in Grants Awarded from the Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund

April 17, 2020 2:30 PM | Cynthia Pritchard (Administrator)

In its third round of grants, the Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund today awarded $287,000 to 12 nonprofit organizations providing services to communities throughout the state.

The grants will address a broad range of community needs during the pandemic. Grantees are:

  • Catholic Charities – Diocese of Wilmington – $25,000 to provide case management for families affected by COVID-19 statewide.
  • Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. – $10,000 for secure technology to continue serving clients statewide while working remotely.
  • Delaware First Media/Delaware Public Media – $12,500 to address increased demand for statewide news coverage of the pandemic.
  • Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County – $50,000 to complete two homes currently under construction and provide additional case management.
  • House of Pride – $9,000 to operate low-income housing in Dover.
  • Love INC of Mid-Delmarva – $50,000 to provide shelter for the homeless in Western Sussex County.
  • Modern Maturity Center – $50,000 to deliver meals and grocery shop for seniors in Kent County who can no longer participate in congregate meals because of COVID-19.
  • Rosa Health Center, Inc. – $3,000 for technology and personal protective equipment to provide medical care for people in Sussex County.
  • Stop the Violence Prayer Chain – $2,500 to help volunteers provide children in Wilmington with food and supplies.
  • Sussex Community Housing Services, Inc. – $15,000 to provide shelter for the homeless in Sussex County.
  • Warriors Helping Warriors – $10,000 to provide case management to veterans in greater Middletown.
  • West End Neighborhood House, Inc. – $50,000 to provide food and housing assistance to families in Wilmington.

In this third round, 40 applicants requested a total of $1.1 million from the COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund, which is housed at the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF).

To date, the fund has awarded $987,000 to 36 Delaware nonprofits. Additional grants will be awarded next week.

The Fund Directed by Cynthia Pritchard, Philanthropy Delaware President and CEO is doing ongoing fundraising to continue to make investments in the community for several more weeks.  The fund is continually looking at the issues emerging from COVID-19 and evolving our grantmaking to meet the needs of Delawareans in these most critical times. 




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