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  • May 29, 2019 9:57 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)


    Beebe Medical Foundation presented Karen Pickard, MSN, RN, CNE, with the first Nursing Philanthropy Award at the recent Nursing Excellence Awards ceremony in May.

    Pickard, the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing program administrator, was honored for her leadership and dedication, according to Beebe Medical Foundation President and CEO Judy Aliquo, CFRE. 

    Click here to read full article from Cape Gazette. 

  • May 22, 2019 9:37 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

      Sallie Mae announced a $24,000 contribution from the company’s charitable arm, The Sallie Mae Fund, to support the Food Bank of Delaware. The grant will assist local students through the Food Bank’s workforce development initiative, Delaware Food Works, which offers programs in food service, warehousing, and agriculture.

    Click here to read full article from Sallie Mae. 

  • May 22, 2019 8:06 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. 

    Cinnaire honored to be among the organization's awarded grants from the DSHA Delaware Strong Neighborhoods Housing Fund. 

    Cinnaire, in partnership with the Central Baptist Community Development Corporation, received a $500,000 award to address and rehabilitate 10 vacant properties in Wilmington’s East Side Neighborhood. Cinnaire also received a $450,000 award for the acquisition, demolition and new construction of nine long-term vacant properties in Wilmington’s West Center City Neighborhood. This project is a partnership between Cinnaire Solutions and the Delaware Valley Development Co., a long-standing Delaware-based affordable housing developer. 

    Click here to read press release from Cinnaire

  • May 22, 2019 7:49 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

      The City of Wilmington has published a draft of the proposed Annual Action Plan for the FY2020 program has been prepared. The grant amounts and units impacted by federal programs for the Annual Action Plan for FY2020 outlines how the City intends to expend the awarded funds for the following grants:

    • $2,137,652 in Federal Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG), 
    • $510,394 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program Funds (HOME), 
    • $185,233 in Emergency Solutions Grant funds (ESG) and 
    • $772,728 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS funds (HOPWA). 
    In accordance with the federal regulations at 24 CFR, Part 91, the City of Wilmington is required to prepare and submit an Annual Action Plan for its Housing and Community Development Programs.

    Click here to read full public notice from the City of Wilmington. 

  • May 20, 2019 4:26 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    FFWLogoThe Delaware Fund for Women at the Delaware Community Foundation has awarded $168,595 this year to 12 Delaware nonprofit organizations statewide.

    Each recipient organization addresses the Fund for Women’s mission to empower women and girls in Delaware to achieve their potential.

    Click here to read full article from Delaware Community Foundation. 

  • May 20, 2019 1:27 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $8.3 million to approximately 1,000 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools today. These grants will support adult, family and summer programs, which aim to enhance local literacy and education initiatives throughout the communities Dollar General (NYSE: DG) serves.

    Click here to read full press release.

    Click here to see National Literacy Directory to find programs in Delaware.

  • May 20, 2019 1:09 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia are pleased to release “How Employers Give: A Look at Philanthropy and Volunteerism in Philadelphia.” The report provides a snapshot of how the business community of Philadelphia engages in philanthropy and the scale and scope of those philanthropic activities. The report is based on a survey distributed in early 2019 to 100 companies represented on the Chamber’s Board of Directors, many of whom are also members of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia.

    Click here for more information. 

  • May 15, 2019 3:58 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)
    On Wednesday, April 24, more than 300 scholarship supporters, students and University of Delaware leaders gathered for the event in the Bob Carpenter Center for the annual Celebration of Scholarship.  The students had the opportunity to thank funders of the scholarship support and share personal stories how the support benefited the students' success.

    Click here to read full article from UDaily.

  • 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

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