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.

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.

Thomas “Wolfie” Wolfarth was a dedicated paramedic and flight medic from Havertown, who died at the age of 42 in 2009 after a long battle with brain cancer. The Wolfie Fund was established by his friends and family to provide support for training and education of Delaware County’s first responders.

During The Foundation for Delaware County’s first year, the Wolfie Fund supported a grant to the Delaware County Board of Fire and Life Safety to purchase equipment for the new Thomas Wolfarth EMS Pediatric Simulation Center at Delaware County’s Public Safety Training Center.

Support the Wolfie Fund (select “Thomas Wolfarth EMS Training Fund” in gift designation) or allow us to be your partner by setting up a donor fund.

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