The Foundation for Delaware County is honored to partner with these 49 nonprofit organizations to improve the well-being of our residents. We are grateful for the supporters whose generosity has made this funding possible. The $2,112,583 in grant awards will support the following projects to address critical issues and needs in Delaware County:
Children’s Health and Well-Being: $1,663,237
Boys and Girls Club of Chester: $40,000 for strategic planning, administrative support, and data management to better serve children in the Chester Upland School District.
CASA Youth Advocates, Inc.: $205,769 over three years for Voices for Children, a collective impact campaign using data-driven advocacy and awareness to advance child well-being in Delaware County.
CCSA Foundation: $25,000 for an eight-week academic summer program to prevent the COVID slide for students in K-4th grade.
ChesPenn Health Services: $180,000 over three years to provide comprehensive primary and preventive health care to children in Delaware County.
Chester Community Coalition: $66,148 over three years to provide psychotherapy to teens impacted by violence and to train high school students in Teen Mental Health First Aid.
Chester Eastside, Inc.: $10,000 to support the Out of School Time program that promotes the learning, development, and well-being of children ages 5-14.
Chester Education Foundation: $130,000 over three years for the Jetter Center for College and Career Services in Chester.
Child Guidance Resource Centers: $25,000 to purchase a vehicle for client transportation.
College Possible Philadelphia: $70,000 over two years to support high school juniors and seniors from the Penn Wood and Upper Darby School Districts with college access services.
First Up: $120,000 over three years to promote trauma awareness among early childhood educators, and to train educators and families in trauma-informed practices to improve childhood outcomes.
Drexel Neumann Academy: $75,000 over three years for reading, math and in-house counseling support.
Elwyn: $114,480 over three years to build the capacity of early childhood programs in Chester by improving social-emotional and academic kindergarten readiness skills of all learners.
Episcopal Community Services (ECS): $60,000 over three years for their Out of School Time program at Park Lane Elementary in Darby.
Family Support Line of Delaware County, Inc.: $60,000 over three years to support their mission to prevent and treat child sexual abuse.
Garrett Williamson: $25,000 for strategic planning with a racial equity lens to best serve students of Garrett Williamson from infancy through kindergarten.
Harcum College: $47,700 to support school-based youth court training and to build partnerships with juvenile justice stakeholders to divert youth from the “school to prison” pipeline.
Horizons Episcopal Academy: 15,000 to support a six-week tuition-free full day academic summer program for students in grades K-8.
J. Lewis Crozer Library: $26,140 to enhance job readiness of young people in Chester by expanding the library’s job preparation program.
Kid Smiles: $25,000 to expand outreach and improve oral health services for low-income children in Delaware County.
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania: $30,000 to provide legal representation for low-income families with children to ensure safe and stable housing in Delaware County.
Making a Change Group: $25,000 to support the Connected Visions program to support the well-being of low-income youth in Chester.
Mitzvah Circle: $20,000 to support the distribution of diapers and other essential supplies for babies by giving directly to families in need, and partnering with social service organizations in Delaware County.
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children: $25,000 to advocate for state investment in the WIC and home visiting programs for children and families in Pennsylvania.
Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY): $120,000 over three years to support lead poisoning prevention and the Justice in Education advocacy training program in Delaware County.
The Chester Children’s Chorus: $23,000 to support an expanded vision for social justice and to provide enrichment in educational support to choral members.
The Chester Cultural Arts and Technology Center: $15,000 for a youth development program that offers trauma-informed primary prevention programming to youth ages 5-18 in Chester and throughout Delaware County.
The School of Parent Education: $20,000 to support paternal involvement programming for expecting families.
Upper Chichester Library: $5,000 to provide educational, literary, and technology resources to residents in Upper Chichester.
Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation: $15,000 for projects that will enrich the educational experience of each child in the Upper Darby School District.
Widener University: $30,000 to support a leadership training and peer sexual health education program that focuses on developing advocates for racial and gender justice.
Community and Economic Development: $153,706
Chester Community Improvement Project (CCIP): $30,000 to expand its homebuyers’ counseling services in Delaware County, to help low and moderate income first-time buyers address the impediments preventing them from achieving their goal of homeownership and provide counseling services with an emphasis on credit/budget counseling for existing homeowners experiencing financial hardships.
Clarifi: $20,000 to provide housing counseling for residents in Delaware County to help them achieve financial resilience and positively impact their communities.
Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation: $23,706 to support their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) certificate program to advance community and economic development.
Lansdowne Economic Development Corp. (LEDC): $30,000 for their Utility Works Maker Space to foster economic development in Lansdowne.
Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County: $20,000 to support the Chester Waterfront & Neighborhood Revitalization program.
Upper Darby Community Outreach Corporation: $30,000 to support The English Language Institute, providing a series of 10-week courses that improve skills in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding the English language for members of the Upper Darby adult immigrant population, enabling them to secure employment and advocate for themselves.
Hospice & Home Healthcare: $55,000
Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice: $25,000 to support and improve access to hospice and homecare services for low-income residents in Delaware County. (Funding with thanks to the Philadelphia Foundation.)
Surrey Services: $30,000 to provide a comprehensive and collaborative continuum of care to help older adults age well in place, regardless of income in Delaware County. (Funding with thanks to the Philadelphia Foundation.)
Food Security: $214,362
Chester Arts and Cultural Center Corporation: $40,000 for the Ruth Bennett Community Farm to support access to nutrient-dense produce for children and families in Chester.
Family and Community Service of Delaware County: $15,000 for a strategic plan that reaffirms their food mission.
Pettaway Pursuit Foundation: $25,000 for food boxes for families in Delaware County.
The Salvation Army: $15,000 to support their Chester food program.
Senior Community Services: $50,000 to provide home-delivered meals, helping to address food insecurity among elderly people in Delaware County.
Upper Darby Corporation for Community and Economic Development: $34,362 to support a collaboration with Centro De Apoyo for a free farmers market and healthy eating project in Upper Darby.
Wayne Senior Center: $35,000 to provide nutritional safety net services for older adults in the Highland Park neighborhood. (Partial funding thanks to the Philadelphia Foundation)