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  • April 05, 2019 12:09 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    The Rockefeller Foundation intends to disband its 100 Resilient Cities initiative, the largest privately funded climate adaptation program in the U.S., according to people familiar with the foundation’s plans.

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  • April 05, 2019 11:46 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)


    Of the 8,762 census tracts across the county that have been designated as Opportunity Zones, 2,905 (33%) either contain a hospital or are ½ a mile from a hospital. 

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  • April 05, 2019 10:43 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Child welfare systems across the United States are making progress in placing children with relatives and foster families rather than in group settings and institutions, a data brief from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds.

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  • April 02, 2019 10:39 AM | Cynthia Pritchard (Administrator)


    Welcome to the Prosperity Now Scorecard, a comprehensive resource for data on household financial health, racial economic inequality and policy recommendations to help put everyone in our country on a path to prosperity.

    Click here to see the full scorecard for Delaware. 

  • March 27, 2019 4:12 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    NeighborWorks America, a congressionally chartered nonprofit, has announced grants totaling $70 million to revitalize neighborhoods, create vocational opportunities, and develop affordable housing through its nationwide network of nonprofits.

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  • March 27, 2019 4:09 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Can it really be true that most people in jail are being held before trial? And how much of mass incarceration is a result of the war on drugs? These questions are harder to answer than you might think, because our country’s systems of confinement are so fragmented. The various government agencies involved in the justice system collect a lot of critical data, but it is not designed to help policymakers or the public understand what’s going on. As public support for criminal justice reform continues to build, however, it’s more important than ever that we get the facts straight and understand the big picture.

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  • March 27, 2019 4:00 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)


    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has announced grants totaling $4.1 million in support of twenty-five projects aimed at accelerating restoration and conservation of wildlife habitats in the Delaware River watershed.

    Senator Carper, Senator Coons and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester quoted in the story. 

    "The Delaware River Basin doesn't just provide drinking water for fifteen million Americans; it's an economic engine for Delaware's tourism, hunting, fishing, and agricultural industries," said Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE). "We know that federal partnerships with local stakeholders improve ecosystem vitality and boost environmental quality for the Delawareans and wildlife that depend on a healthy Delaware River Basin. That's why I'm thrilled to see the first grants under this law be awarded, and I look forward to seeing the outcomes of these twenty-five important projects."

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  • March 27, 2019 3:57 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    A report from U.S. News & World Report and the Aetna Foundation ranks Douglas County, Colorado, as the healthiest community in the United States.

    Funded by the Aetna Foundation as part of a $100 million commitment by CVS Health and its affiliates to community health, the report, Healthiest Communities Rankings 2019, evaluated nearly three thousand communities across eighty-one health-related metrics in ten categories, from education and population health to infrastructure and the environment. Douglas County, which moved up from second place on last year's list, topped the rankings of the five hundred healthiest communities, followed by Los Alamos County, New Mexico, up from fourth in 2018; Falls Church, Virginia, which topped last year's list; Loudoun County, Virginia; and Broomfield County, Colorado, down from third last year.

    Click here for the link to the report for additional data


  • March 25, 2019 4:49 PM | Cynthia Pritchard (Administrator)

    Tight labor markets, long-term demographic trends, and a growing demand for workers with strong skills has economic development officials looking to an unlikely candidate for investment: young children.

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  • March 20, 2019 10:17 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    In Women Give 2019: Gender and Giving Across Communities of Color, the Women’s Philanthropy Institute seeks to understand how generosity links women across racial lines. While some research has examined race and charitable giving, this study is the frst to explore the intersection of race, gender, and giving.

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