Cultivating philanthropy, transforming community

In its first major round of grant funding, The Foundation for Delaware County announced $1,165,000 in awards through 46 grants to 42 area non-profits. Grants were awarded in the areas of children’s health and nutrition, maternal health services, preventive health care, substance use including the opioid epidemic, preparing high school students for post-graduate success, hospice and home care, and strengthening the non-profit community.

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

As a community foundation, we use our knowledge of community needs to help philanthropic donors support the causes important to them. The causes they support are wide ranging – everything from health to human service needs to providing funds for the arts and improving the environment.

This video provides a quick overview of a community foundation from the donor’s perspective.

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.

Mark your calendar for Nov 8. to join us for a mealtime conversation at On the Table, hosted by a Delaware County organization near you. On the Table engages participants in small groups to have an open dialogue to inspire new solutions to strengthen communities and make them better places to live, work and play.

If you would like to attend one of these free events in Delaware County on Nov. 8 please check our website for more information.

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