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The Foundation for Delaware County COVID-19 Update

Due to the impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Foundation for Delaware County has launched the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund and committed $100,000 to the fund allowing us to address immediate needs. The fund’s purpose is to help minimize the economic hardship and disruption of safety-net services in our county.

We invite you to help us to maximize the impact of this fund by making a donation via the “Donate” button below. You can also use the other buttons to apply for a grant and volunteer.

The Foundation for Delaware County Operational Update

Effective, Friday, March 13, the foundation staff has moved to remote operations. We want to protect the health and safety of our staff and their families and do our part to “flatten the curve” of the virus.  The foundation’s Springfield WIC clinic will be offering limited EBT refills according to the following schedule: Mon – Thu 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please see full update here.

We are excited to announce a partnership with the United Way of Greater Philadelphia, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia and the Delaware County Complete Count Committee to support organizations promoting a complete and accurate Census count for Delaware County. A request for proposals to apply for the April 29 grant deadline is available on our website.

In its second major round of grant-making, The Foundation for Delaware County awarded $1,027,779 in grant awards to 44 area nonprofits. Grants were awarded in the areas of economic stability, health and healthcare, education and neighborhood and the built environment.

A full list of grants awarded this fall can be found here.

The foundation is excited to present our first-ever strategic plan. We received input from corporate and nonprofit leaders, donors, staff, government officials, experts in philanthropy and more to help us consider our county’s needs and how this foundation can play an impactful role in creating a vibrant future for generations to come. The strategic plan can be found here.

Mary LeFever has always felt that charity begins at home and is devoted to giving back to Delaware County where she can see how her favorite charities are having an impact.

“I am grateful that I have three daughters who want to support my wishes and continue my legacy. With our donor-advised fund, our family can support other families who haven’t been blessed with the same opportunities as my family.”

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