2024 Impact Grant Recipients

The Foundation for Delaware County is honored to partner with these 57 nonprofit organizations to improve the well-being of the people who live in Delaware County. We are grateful for the supporters whose generosity has made this funding possible. The $1,208,870 in new grant awards will support the following projects to address critical issues and needs in Delaware County, and will be in addition to the $712,000 provided to nine nonprofits receiving second-year grants, and $203,848 for third-year Impact Grants.

Children’s Health and Well-Being: $738,040

Be Proud Foundation: $16,600 to support the behavioral health needs and strengthen the well-being of Delaware County youth.

Boys and Girls Club of Chester: $33,200 to support youth development programming for young people in the Chester Upland School District.

CASA Youth Advocates, Inc.: $56,440 to support services to connect volunteers and youth involved in the child welfare system in Delaware County.

The Chester Cultural Arts and Technology Center: $14,940 to support programming in arts, culture, and technology for youth in Delaware County.

Chester Education Foundation: $35,690 to support the Jetter Center for College and Career Services in Chester.

ChesPenn Health Services: $60,000 to provide comprehensive primary and preventive health care to children in Delaware County.

Children First PA: $33,200 to support lead poisoning prevention and the Justice in Education advocacy training program in Delaware County.

Chester Upland Youth Soccer: $20,750 to promote positive health outcomes among elementary and middle school students by providing regular physical activities, mentoring, and nutrition education.

Child Guidance Resource Centers: $20,750 to provide behavioral health support for Delaware County youth.

Circle of Giving 2020: $8,300 to provide nutrition and educational support to elementary and middle school students experiencing financial hardships in Edgmont Township, Media Borough, Middletown Township, and Upper Providence Township.

Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County: $20,750 to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Congregation Beth Israel of Media: $5,000 to provide essential items for the mothers of newborn babies at ChesPenn Health Services in Chester.

Cradles to Crayons: $5,000 to provide children from birth through age 12 with the essential items they need to thrive.

Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County: $33,200 to prevent domestic violence and empower victims with children to move toward self-sufficiency.

Drexel Neumann Academy: $20,750 to support academic improvement for students.

Education Law Center – Pennsylvania: $20,750 to provide free legal services, advocacy, and outreach to ensure that children in Delaware County have access to quality public education.

Elwyn: $31,680 to build the capacity of early childhood programs in Chester by improving the social-emotional and academic kindergarten readiness skills of all learners.

Episcopal Community Services: $16,600 for their Out of School Time program at Park Lane Elementary in Darby.

Family Support Line of Delaware County, Inc.: $16,600 to support the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse in Delaware County.

First Up: $33,200 to empower and equip early childhood professionals and families through training, coaching, and advocacy to positively impact educational and developmental outcomes for young children.

Garrett Williamson: $12,950 to support educational programming for children.

Girls on the Run Southeastern Suburban, PA: $5,000 to support programs that encourage resiliency, confidence, and healthy practices in girls in Delaware County.

Greener Partners: $16,600 to strengthen the health and well-being of students through seed-to-plate nutrition education, school gardening, and fresh food access in three Chester schools.

Harcum College: $33,200 to divert youth from the “school to prison” pipeline by supporting school-based youth court training and partnerships with juvenile justice stakeholders.

Horizons Episcopal Academy: $12,450 to advance educational equity by providing students in Title 1 elementary schools in Delaware County with long-term mentoring and after-school and summer activities at Episcopal Academy.

Keep Music Alive: $4,050 to support youth development through music.

Lansdowne Economic Development Corp.: $24,900 to foster economic development in Lansdowne through the support of the Utility Works Maker Space.

Media Arts Council (MAC): $16,600 to support performing arts and arts education programming for students at the new MAC Arts Center. (Partially funded with thanks to The Musical Performance Arts and Education Fund.)

Neighbor to Neighbor: $16,600 to support an out-of-school-time STEM program for youth in Delaware County.

The Nile Swim Club of Yeadon: $5,000 to provide a safe place for youth to learn to swim, serve as lifeguards, develop healthy relationships, and thrive to become leaders.

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children: $16,600 to advocate for state investment in WIC and home visiting programs for children and families in Pennsylvania.

Radnor Educational Foundation: $4,500 to meet the basic needs of students and their families experiencing financial hardships in the Radnor Township School District.

Regional Housing Legal Services: $12,450 to support efforts to create housing opportunities that benefit children in Delaware County.

Support Center for Child Advocates: $5,000 to provide training for child-serving professionals in Delaware County.

Teachers’ Teammates: $16,780 to ensure that under-resourced schools in Delaware County have adequate school supplies for students in K-12 grade.

Upper Chichester Library: $5,810 to support the 2024 Summer Reading and STEM Program for Upper Chichester students.

Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation: $16,600 to enrich children’s educational experience in the Upper Darby School District with music and arts programming.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy: $9,550 to support middle and high school students in developing their entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

Community and Economic Development: $117,860

Chester Community Coalition: $18,260 to support cultivating community, empower healing, and hope to build peace for those impacted by violence and trauma in Delaware County.

Chester Community Improvement Project: $33,200 to support an increase in affordable housing and the supply of stable housing in the City of Chester.

Chester Pike Corridor Improvement Partners: $24,900 to support a collaboration between the boroughs of Sharon Hill, Glenolden, Norwood, Prospect Park, and Ridley Park to foster economic development along Chester Pike.

Darby Free Library: $20,750 to support the oldest consistently operating public library in the United States with access to a safe and healthy environment through library services for people living in Darby and the surrounding area.

Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County: $20,750 to support the Chester Waterfront Development.

Community Mental Health: $52,710

Health Educated: $8,300 to support Talking Shop, a group therapy program for Black dads.

St. Joseph’s Family Hope Center (Formerly Family Promise of Delaware County): $15,360 to support mental health programming for children experiencing homelessness and other social determinants of health.

Women’s Resource Center of the Delaware Valley: $29,050 to support counseling programs to meet the increasing mental health needs of people in Delaware County.

Food Security: $172,860

Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc.: $5,000 to support the agency’s efforts to strengthen food security for people experiencing homelessness and financial hardships in Delaware County.

Murphy’s Giving Market: $8,300 to provide ethnically and culturally diverse food and other essential items to people who live in the Upper Darby area.

Philabundance: $16,600 to support efforts to strengthen food security in Delaware County.

Senior Community Services: $50,000 to provide home-delivered meals, helping to support food security for older adults in Delaware County. (Funding with thanks to the Delaware County Home Care Association Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation)

Share Food Program: $83,000 to support Delaware County’s food bank and promote equitable food access across Delaware County food pantries.

John J. Tyler Arboretum: $9,960 to support Lucille’s Garden to increase food security in Delaware County.

Hospice & Home Healthcare: $102,800 (Funding with thanks to the Delaware County Home Care Association Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation.)

Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice: $25,000 to support and improve access to hospice and home care services for people in Delaware County.

Surrey Services: $40,000 to support a comprehensive approach to enable seniors to age in place.

Wayne Senior Center: $37,800 to support programming to help seniors age in place.

Services for Cancer Survivors $24,600

Bringing Hope Home: $12,300 to support Delaware County families impacted by cancer with financial and emotional support.

Keith Dawson Foundation: $12,300 to support Delaware County families impacted by cancer with financial aid and emotional support items.

Second-Year Payments to 2023 Impact Grantees: $712,000

CCSA Foundation: $100,000 over two years to launch a math education program for elementary and middle school students to help improve their math proficiency.

Chester Eastside, Inc.: $42,000 over three years to support the Out-of-School-Time program that promotes children’s learning, development, and well-being.

Chester Housing Initiative, Inc.: $90,000 over three years for the Ruth Bennett Community Farm to support access to nutrient-dense produce for children and families in Chester.

College Possible Philadelphia: $70,000 over two years to provide college access services to high school juniors and seniors from the Penn Wood and Upper Darby School Districts.

Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation: $150,000 over three years to provide emergency equipment for the Early Childhood Education Center at the new Upper Darby campus.

Kids Smiles: $60,000 over three years to expand outreach and improve oral health services for eligible children in Delaware County.

Making a Change Group: $90,000 over three years to support social-emotional learning, skill development, mentorship, career preparation, school and community engagement, and other programming for youth in Chester.

Riddle Hospital: $50,000 over three years to support a prenatal care program that integrates medical care with patient education to empower and improve the health of pregnant people and their babies.

Young Men and Women in Charge (YMWIC) Foundation Inc: $60,000 over three years to empower and prepare economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented youth to excel and become leaders in (STEM) careers.

Third-Year Payments to 2022 Impact Grantees: $203,848

The Chester Children’s Chorus: $75,000 over three years to provide year-round music and academic support to Chester youth.

J. Lewis Crozer Library: $68,848 over three years to support bilingual services for clients.

Mitzvah Circle: $60,000 over three years to support partnerships with social service organizations in Delaware County to distribute diapers to low-income families.