Delaware County is our home

Our roots in Delaware County are deep. We trace our history back to the nonprofit Crozer-Keystone Health System and its affiliated hospitals. Collectively, they served our community for more than a century. However, when Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. acquired Crozer-Keystone in 2016, the health system ceased being a nonprofit organization. Federal law requires that the nonprofit assets of the original entity be set aside in a fully separate and independent charity. That paved the way for our opening in July 1, 2016 as the largest Delaware County community foundation.


To create a vibrant future for Delaware County by promoting generosity in and for the people of our county, improving the well-being of our residents, and energizing participation and partnership across our communities.

At The Foundation for Delaware County, a 501(c)(3) organization, we fulfill our mission by…

INVESTING AND MANAGING charitable funds created by local individuals, families and organizations

HELPING DONORS bring their philanthropic vision to life, creating a legacy for years to come

STRENGTHENING NONPROFITS through charitable grants, training and other resources

PROVIDING LEADERSHIP and insight on important issues in our region and convening partners together into effective collaboration

DELIVERING VITAL SERVICES by providing high-quality, results-based public health programs to county residents in need.

A new Delaware County community foundation

We are a community foundation, one of 780 such foundations across the country. We use our knowledge of community needs to help philanthropic donors support the causes important to them. The donors can be individuals, families or businesses. The causes they support are wide ranging – everything from health to human service needs to providing funds for the arts and improving the environment.

As a community foundation, we make our grants to nonprofit organizations with goals that align with our original mission of improving the health and well-being of Delaware County’s residents. With your help, we will continue making grants to nonprofits, convening and collaborating with partners who support our mission. We also will continue to manage high quality community health programs. By establishing donor advised funds and other philanthropic vehicles with us, you can assure significant improvements in the lives of the more than 560,000 residents we serve.