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  • May 15, 2019 3:46 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    From vocational training for at-risk youth to therapeutic horseback riding for children with disabilities, this year’s capital grants from the Delaware Community Foundation will benefit thousands of Delawareans statewide.

    The DCF has awarded a total of $256,000 in 2019 capital grants to 15 organizations around the state.

    Click here to read more about recipients from Delaware Community Foundation. 

  • May 15, 2019 1:21 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made two changes to the tax code regarding the unrelated business income tax (UBIT) that negatively affect foundations and other tax-exempt organizations. The first is a requirement that tax-exempt organizations pay a new tax on fringe benefits offered to their employees, such as parking and transportation benefits. Nonprofits have never been subject to such a tax before.

    Research by the Urban Institute and Independent Sector estimates that the new tax on fringe benefits will, on average, cost nonprofits $12,000 per year.

    Click here to read more from the United Philanthropy Forum

  • May 14, 2019 12:01 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    The I Could Do Great Things Foundation, founded in 2009 by Delaware philanthropists Stuart and Suzanne Grant, announced today the winners of the fourth annual Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship. High school senior Allison Stuebing of Wilmington will receive the gold prize of $10,000, with Alia Marshall of Rehoboth Beach, Benjamin Stewart of Middletown, and Julia Frank of Wilmington each receiving silver prizes of $5,000 for outstanding commitment to their communities.

    Click here to read full article from Cision PR Newswire. 

  • May 14, 2019 11:55 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Seven projects statewide will receive $3.2 million from Delaware’s Strong Neighborhoods Housing Fund to address vacant, abandoned or foreclosed properties, Governor John Carney announced today joined by Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi, Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen and elected officials and community leaders from across Delaware.

    Click here to read full article from Delaware News.

  • May 14, 2019 11:37 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester recently announced the Environmental Protection Agency chose two Delaware applicants to receive funding to replace older diesel school bus engines with cleaner technology through a grant administered by EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program.

    Click here to read full story from Milford Beacon.

  • May 13, 2019 2:44 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Today, the Division of Public Health (DPH) launched a data portal allowing Delawareans to assess the overall health of their communities. The My Healthy Community data portal delivers neighborhood-focused population health, environmental and social determinant of health data to the public. The innovative technological showpiece, which was unveiled at the Rt. 9 Library and Innovation Center in New Castle, allows users to navigate the data at the smallest geographical area available, to understand and explore data about the factors that influence health.

    “This is another example of how we are making data more transparent, accessible, and easy to understand,” said Governor John Carney. “Sharing community-level statistics and data allows Delawareans to understand what is occurring in their neighborhoods, make informed decisions about their health, and take steps to continue improving our quality of life.”

    Click here for Press Release from Delaware News.

    Click here for Press Release from DHSS. 

  • May 13, 2019 9:17 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Inclusive Prosperity Capital, which works to increase access to capital for low- and moderate-income communities, has announced a $10 million guarantee and a $300,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation in support of clean-energy initiatives.

    Click here for Press Release from Inclusive Prosperity Capital. 

  • May 09, 2019 12:27 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Highlights of local philanthropy achievements:

    (1) Barclays provided more than $1m to support Launcher Entrepreneurship Program, initiative of West End Neighborhood House and has trained close to 200 entrepreneurs and helped create or sustain 200 jobs;

    (2) Christine Kubik, Middletown native, recipient of 2019 Waste Master Solutions Hometown Hero Service Award;

    (3) WSFS Financial Corporation welcomed 30 local students as WSFS Owners;

    (4) Jewish Federation gets highest ratings in all three industry evaluators

    Click here to read full article from Delaware Business Now. 

  • May 09, 2019 8:57 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    At the DANA 2019 IMPACT Delaware Conference, the message was clear: Diversity and inclusion lead to innovation.

    Progress begins with conversations... lots of them. We must push through any unease so we can take action to reach true equity and breakthrough innovation. We have to keep talking. All of us. Often. The conference was just the beginning. DANA will be offering more opportunities for nonprofit leaders and boards to explore these important topics. Let’s all commit to keep the dialogue going in Delaware.

    A big thank you to the conference underwriter JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the many sponsors for making this event possible.

    Click here to watch video highlight. 

  • May 06, 2019 4:46 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Delaware Business TimesThe Delaware Division of Small Business on Monday launched a competitive, matching grant program to assist Delaware entrepreneurs who want to grow their small businesses.

    Gov. John Carney along with Damian DeStefano, director of the Delaware Division of Small Business, which will administer the program, announced the new grants during a news conference at O’Connor Belting International’s site near Newark.

    Click here for full article from Delaware Business Times.

    Click here for information regarding EDGE Grant Program.

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