Cultivating philanthropy, transforming community

This picture of Dr. William Erb Sr. and his wife, Sally illustrates the enduring legacy that can be achieved by setting up a fund at The Foundation for Delaware County.

Gratitude for the care provided by a physician friend inspired Thomas McCabe to create a $50,000 trust in 1973 in honor of Dr. William Erb Sr. and his wife, Sally. McCabe was the president and CEO of Scott Paper Co.

Today, the fund is worth more than $1 million. It supports scholarships for medical students and funds to beautify the memorial garden at Asana Hospice in Ridley Park.

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

As announced at the launch event, we are beginning our first competitive grantmaking cycle with a formal Request for Proposals. Proposals must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on June 30. Awards will be announced on Oct. 31.

The 2018 Grant Application describes the foundation’s grantmaking priorities  It also provides tutorials for using our online grant application system. We look forward to reviewing your proposals and awarding grants to build community and improve lives in Delaware County.

A recent article in the business section of the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted the benefits of creating a donor advised fund at your community foundation.

Entitled “Charity Dollars: Your Giving Can Go Further Through a Donor Advised Fund,” the article features fund holders, Beth and Scott Albright, and The Foundation for Delaware County president, Frances Sheehan.

Learn more about establishing a donor advised fund at the foundation.

The image for WIC Summer Meals Program illustrates the role of The Foundation for Delaware County as a resource for the our community.

Our WIC Program is seeking volunteers to help distribute nutritious meals to children this summer. The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals and snacks to give children under the age of 18 the energy they need to learn, play and grow during the summer months.

The program takes place at our Springfield and Upper Darby WIC clinics. Volunteers must be 16 years or older, have reliable transportation and complete criminal and child abuse background checks. Learn more.

Learn more about nonprofit programs in our region.

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