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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. Learn more about the organizations who have received grants from the Response Fund here.

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. Please see full update here.

Through sixteen rounds of funding, the foundation has distributed more than $580,000 from the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund to 71 nonprofits. The full list of grants distributed is available on our website. Grants will continue to be awarded on a rolling basis.

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 can be found here.

On August 20, The Foundation for Delaware County, Delaware County Council and WHYY hosted a virtual town hall for community members to learn more about plans for a new public health department, the results of the year-long public health study conducted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and an update on COVID-19 in Delaware County was provided.

View the recording of the town hall here.

Mary LeFever 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.”

Allow us to be your partner by setting up a donor fund.

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