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.

We are excited to present our first Report to the Community for Fiscal Year 2017-18 and are very grateful to all of our founding donors and partners who are helping us to move Delaware County forward.

The full report can be found here.

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 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.

Learn more about nonprofit programs in our region.

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