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  • April 30, 2019 5:10 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    What steps are business leaders taking to revitalize the charming town of Seaford?  Steps include a $90,000 state grant to create a master plan , according to Trisha Newcomer, Seaford’s economic development director. 

    Click here fore full article from Delaware Business Times. 

  • April 30, 2019 4:36 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    First State Pre-K is a non-partisan issue campaign to ensure every child in Delaware has access to a high-quality pre-kindergarten program—and families can more easily afford these services for their children. 

    First State Pre-K calls on policymakers to enact high-quality universal pre-K in mixed delivery settings including community-based providers, center-based programs, Head Start, and public schools.  First State Pre-K believes universal pre-K should be voluntary, full day, and accessible to all four-year-olds regardless of family income, available statewide by 2024.

    Click here to read more. 

  • April 30, 2019 4:34 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Image result for Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)One of the largest commitments of its kind, EJAF investment expands its role as leader in philanthropic response to U.S. HIV epidemic.

    Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) has selected AIDS United to manage an investment of $11 million over 3 years for services prioritizing Black gay, bisexual, queer and same-gender loving (GBQ/SGL) men and people who are transgender throughout the United States.  

    Click here to read full news release from AIDS United. 

  • April 25, 2019 6:26 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    "Although most people knew Henry Bloch as a tremendous entrepreneur and philanthropist, we will remember him as a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather," the statement said. "Our Dad was passionate about his family and his community, and he will long be remembered for his benevolence, humility and fortitude."

    Jeff Jones, president and chief executive of H&R Block Inc., said in a news release Tuesday that the company's co-founder embodied the spirit of American entrepreneurship and philanthropy.

    "In so many ways, he was ahead of his time and a model for today's entrepreneur," Jones said. "His vision lives on through our H&R Block associates and the many philanthropic organizations that he supported."

    Click here to read full article from NBC News.

  • April 25, 2019 5:14 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    The event will support the Emergency Department in Lewes and the Emergency Department coming to Millville in 2020. 

    For the fifth straight year, the Beebe Medical Foundation and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry have partnered for one of the summer’s biggest parties – the Beebe Beach Bash.

    The Beebe Beach Bash will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 6-10:30 p.m. aboard a docked ferry at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal. This year, the event will continue in its tradition of supporting Beebe’s Emergency Department, and in addition to supporting the Lewes location, funds will also go to support the new Emergency Department being built at the South Coastal Health Campus near Millville. The South Coastal Emergency Department is slated to open in summer 2020.

    Click here to read more. 

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  • April 25, 2019 4:56 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Compiling statewide data for public use, the new KIDS COUNT in Delaware Fact Book's central theme is obtaining an accurate and complete count in Census 2020. Research has shown that 1 million of America's youngest residents were not counted in the last census- the worst net undercount for any age group.

    "With the census less than a year away, now is the time for us to plan and prepare," said Janice Barlow, director of KIDS COUNT in Delaware. "Census data are used for so much-- representation, funding allocations and planning. Decisions for things like neighborhood improvements, public health, education and transportation are all made based on this kind of data."

    In Delaware, more than $500 million flows to the state each year from the 10 largest federal programs that serve children. When kids aren't counted, communities are in danger of receiving less than their fair share of federal dollars for programs like Head Start, school lunches, public health insurance and child care- programs and services that help young children in low-income families get a healthy start in life.

    The 2019 Fact Book shows that public investment and policy choices make a difference in the outcomes kids experience. An accurate census is essential for that. According to Barlow, "while the census is ultimately a federal responsibility, states have a lot to gain or lose based on response rates. Therefore, Delaware and its communities have an incentive to ensure a successful local count."

    Click here to read full KIDS COUNT in Delaware Fact Book. 

  • April 25, 2019 1:20 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Chicago, Louisville, Miami, San Diego and Syracuse awarded $3 million each for creative solutions to drive inclusive growth through collaboration among civic, business and community leaders.

    JPMorgan Chase today announced the first winning cities in the AdvancingCities Challenge, an annual competition to source innovative and sustainable solutions to address the most persistent problems facing communities. The Challenge is part of AdvancingCities, the firm’s $500 million, five-year initiative to drive inclusive growth and create greater economic opportunity in cities. JPMorgan Chase will award five winning cities—Chicago, Ill., Louisville, Ky., Miami, Fla., San Diego, Calif., and Syracuse, N.Y.— $3 million each over a period of three years, for a total of $15 million.

    Click here to read full article from JPMorgan Chase.

  • April 25, 2019 12:43 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    The TED Conference -- The Audacious Project has broken last year's record and raised more than $280 million to help fund eight thrilling projects aimed at tackling some of the world's toughest challenges. Launched in April 2018 with a mission to foster "collaborative philanthropy for bold ideas," The Audacious Project is a coalition of leading organizations and individuals. It is housed at TED, the nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading, and operated with support from The Bridgespan Group—a leading social impact advisor to nonprofits and NGOs, philanthropists and investors. This year's eight successfully funded projects were distilled from more than 1,500 applications.

    Center for Policing Equity 
    Educate Girls 
    Institute for Protein Design 
    The Salk Institute for Biological Studies 
    The END Fund
    The Nature Conservancy
    Waterford UPSTART

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  • April 25, 2019 8:35 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Cape Henlopen High School Junior, Maddie Betts, was honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
    Granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, the citation recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of time to serve their communities and their country.

    Cape Principal Nikki Miller nominated Betts for national honors in recognition of her volunteer service.

    “Maddie is involved in a number of community service organizations,” said Miller. “She participates in the Delaware Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Board of Sussex County; volunteers at Shields Elementary School and Beacon Middle School helping with their musical theater productions; she is a volunteer at Bethel UMC Vacation Bible School and at the Cape Henlopen State Park Fantasy Trail. She tutors her peers in math and chemistry, is a Delaware Electric Co-op Youth Tour delegate and is also a Delaware Electric Co-op Youth Leadership Council Conference representative, and these are just her extracurricular activities.”

    Click here to read article by Cape Gazette. 

  • April 24, 2019 2:44 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Joseph R. Biden Jr. plans to wind down his personal charity, the Biden Foundation, when he enters the 2020 presidential race, people briefed on the preparations said on Monday.

    Mr. Biden, the former vice president, and his wife, Jill, formed the nonprofit group after he left office in 2017. The group had raised $6.6 million by the end of that year, financing initiatives on issues like expanding gay rights, making college more affordable and ending violence against women.

    Click here to read article from Philanthropy News Digest

    Click here to read article from New York Times

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