• March 15, 2022 12:42 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Statewide, March 15, 2022 - DANA, the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement, and Philanthropy Delaware introduced SHARE Delaware as the State’s first comprehensive resource for information on Delaware nonprofits and their program locations – all in one searchable database. Thanks to generous support by Discover Bank and Christiana Care an updated SHARE Delaware website with more enhanced mapping features is re-launched today.

    In partnership with Policy Map, the enhanced website contains information on registered 501(c)(3) organizations operating in the State of Delaware and allows anyone to search for organizations based on geographical areas and mission focus area. Policy Map’s community indicators such as demographic trends, housing, (list others) permit users to understand community impact in the areas where nonprofits operate.

    The update has created a user-friendly, locally customized, and mobile-friendly website intended to help government, foundations, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and community members know which nonprofit is providing services in which location. The purpose behind the site is to transform the Delaware nonprofit and philanthropy community by providing universally accessible and useful information that will inspire collaboration and drive sustainable impact.

    “Philanthropy Delaware is pleased to collaborate with DANA in launching the SHARE Delaware platform,” said Philanthropy Delaware’s President & CEO, Tynetta Brown. “We see this as a way for our Membership to quickly access additional information about the nonprofits that request support for their respective missions. Noting the gaps, how resources and services are distributed across our State will be of immense value, ensuring that informed, impactful, sustainable investments are made.”

    "Through our partnership with Philanthropy Delaware, we have envisioned SHARE Delaware becoming a tool to identify organizations working on specific causes within the state, helping nonprofits to inform their strategic planning and identify potential partners," said Sheila Bravo, President & CEO for the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement.

    An information webinar will be held on April 7th, at 3:00 P.M. to profile the new features of the SHARE Delaware map. Registration is open at https://dana.events/sharede. Visit the website at https://sharedelaware.org - and nonprofits can check to be sure their information is included and up to date.

    To be included in the map or for any questions contact Charles Alfree at calfree@delawarenonprofit.org or 302-777-5500.

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    Philanthropy Delawareadvances the growth of effective philanthropy that promotes improved quality of life in Delaware through education, networking, and collaboration. (Visit website)

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  • February 21, 2022 4:40 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Do More 24 DelawareWe were all more than generous when it came to contributing human and financial capital and resources in response to the crisis in 2020 and throughout 2021. Contributing to fill in the gaps that COVID-19, natural disasters, and other devastating events brought to the surface and placed on our consciousness was at an all time high across our nation. Our State was no different, and we need to sustain what we started.

    Philanthropy Delaware is a philanthropy serving organization that works with the philanthropic community in Delaware. It exists to provide information, education, networking, and collaboration opportunities to individuals, corporations, and foundations who make significant charitable contributions to nonprofits in Delaware, and to strengthen philanthropy through public information and advocacy. We also interface with nonprofits to monitor their needs and advise on how best to engage with the philanthropic community.

    While the philanthropic community and government make every effort to appropriately support nonprofits, the needs far outweigh the available dollars to address those needs, challenges, and barriers. We all have a role to play as individuals when it comes to contributing to the various missions of our nonprofit organizations. Contributing to their sustainability as viable providers of services, experts and community champions should not be obligatory or done for public relations value, but because we all have some small role we can play, and we need everyone involved.

    The nonprofit of choice that you support throughout the year and during Do More 24 Delaware should reflect your passion, values and commitment to extend a hand to others. Issues such as childcare shortages, homelessness, and food scarcity that the pandemic brought to light cannot go away without your continued support to the nonprofit organizations that have quietly fulfilled these needs the past few years and your continued support is vital.

    Delaware’s Giving Day, “Do More 24 Delaware” returns at 6pm on Thursday, March 3 and runs until 6pm on Friday, March 4, 2022. This 24-hour, virtual fundraising event is yet again an opportunity for individual Delawareans to support the many nonprofits that openly and in some cases quietly serve the First State.

    Let us all be the individual that willingly steps forward to join in and help take care of one another, help our communities continue to thrive and generously become that “stand up” philanthropist for the greater good of our society. Every contribution is necessary and impactful to making sure that the quality of life of our neighbors is not one of living in or continually experiencing challenges that can be eliminated or at least eased with a simple online click of kindness.

    -Tynetta Brown, President and CEO of Philanthropy Delaware


  • February 11, 2022 10:00 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Delaware Humanities

    Delaware Humanities has awarded $620,153 to 36 organizations in Delaware through its RECOVER and RENEW grants, which are funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Grant recipients include cultural, historical, and community-based organizations such as the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, Jewish Historical Society of Delaware, Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware, and many others.

    RECOVER grants were awarded to supply general operating support to organizations for the purpose of preventing, preparing for, responding to, or recovering from the impacts of COVID-19. RENEW grants offered support for implementing specific humanities programming and activities addressing one or more of the purposes of the ARPA grants. They expanded on the RECOVER General Operating Support Grants to include strategic planning, transitioning to virtual or alternative formats due to the impact of Covid-19, and capacity building efforts. All recipients are Delaware 501(c)(3) organizations, public institutions of higher education, state and local government agencies, libraries, or performing/visual arts organizations. Grantees received a maximum of $20,000 in funding. For a full list of awardees and grant amounts, visit www.dehumanities.org/grants.

    These awards mark the largest distribution of funding Delaware Humanities has ever allocated in a single grant cycle. The funding will help sustain the humanities in Delaware in the wake of the ongoing pandemic as organizations continue to respond to the unique and evolving challenges of COVID-19.

    According to Delaware Humanities’ Grants Officer Erin Samarasinghe, “We were gratified to receive funding requests for ARPA Grants that exceeded the amount we were allotted, making the process more competitive and ensuring that the final 36 awards given were truly exceptional in design. The RECOVER and RENEW grants gave us the opportunity to broaden our own grant-making focus by encouraging organizations to turn inward to reflect on Covid-19’s impact, which we know was wide-ranging in its scope. RENEW grants in particular provide the freedom to respond to that impact with innovation and action.”

    Delaware Humanities is Delaware’s independent, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Founded in 1973, Delaware Humanities strengthens our communities by encouraging all Delawareans to be inspired, informed, and engaged through exploring the diversity of the human experience.


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