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.

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Pictured are recipients of grants announced at the launch event introducing the new name of The Foundation for Delaware County.

The foundation is beginning its first competitive grantmaking cycle with a formal Request for Proposals. Proposals are due online by 11:59 p.m. on June 30. Awards will be announced on Oct. 31.

Learn more about the foundation’s grantmaking priorities. And find out how to use our online grantmaking system by viewing the applicant tutorials. We look forward to reviewing your proposals and awarding grants to build community and improve lives in Delaware County.

Pictured Foundation Board President Bob Bruce and President Frances Sheehan chatting at the launch event introducing the new name of The Foundation for Delaware County.

At its March 1 launch event, sponsored by Gallagher, the foundation unveiled its new name – The Foundation for Delaware County. Attending were founding donors, elected officials, representatives from area businesses and members of the nonprofit community. Foundation Board President Bob Bruce and President Frances Sheehan also announced $330,000 in new grants to local nonprofits and shared the 2018 timeline for the foundation’s grant application process.

The image for Mainline Gives illustrates the role of The Foundation for Delaware County as a clearinghouse for the nonprofit community in our area.
From Malvern to Merion, King of Prussia to Newtown Square, Philadelphia’s Main Line is a mix of diverse communities, with people from all income levels and walks of life. The people of Main Line have always been passionate about supporting important causes. That’s why Main Line Gives, a 24-hour giving event, was created as a day to encourage philanthropy and community spirit.

May 31 will be a day to celebrate the local nonprofit organizations making a difference in all the communities on the Main Line.  A day for local residents and businesses to learn about the extraordinary work being done right in our backyard. For more information contact Patricia Kosinski.

Photo credit: Locomotive photo source: salt-studios.com/photography

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