Delco Strong Round 3: Nonprofit Fund 

Purpose of Program:

To support Delaware County’s nonprofit organizations’ continued operations in light of the costs of business interruptions caused by required closures and additional expenses related to compliance with public health requirements, in each case, as a result of the coronavirus public health emergency.

Application Period:

➢ NO paper applications (online submission only).
➢ Online application submission accepted Monday, November 2, 2020, at 9:00 AM through Friday, November 13, 2020, by 5:00 PM.

Response Period:

➢ Grant announcements are anticipated the week of November 30, 2020.
➢ Grant distributions are anticipated no later than the week of December 14, 2020.

Total Program Amount: $1,000,000

Grant amounts will be calculated based upon the following factors, subject to the maximum amounts set forth below:
A. One-third (1/3) of fiscal year 2019 operating expenses; PLUS
B. The cost of additional expenses related to compliance with public health requirements
➢ Under $1,000,000 in annual revenue can apply for funds up to $25,000.
➢ $1,000,001 – $2,500,000 in annual revenue can apply for funds up to $35,000.
➢ $2,500,001 – $5,000,000 in annual revenue can apply for funds up to $40,000.
➢ $5,000,001 – $15,000,000 in annual revenue can apply for funds up to $49,500.


➢ The organization must be a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization
➢ The organization must have at least one physical location in Delaware County, where services are available to Delaware County residents or communities.
➢ The organization may have a fiscal sponsor outside of Delaware County.
➢ The organization cannot exceed revenue of $15M annually, as shown on the organization’s most recent IRS 990 tax filing (or financial statements if the organization is not required to file an IRS 990 (see below).

Priority Preference for Grant Funding:
➢ Organizations with substantial economic loss as a result of the coronavirus pandemic
➢ Organizations with substantial costs to comply with public health requirements as a result of the coronavirus pandemic
➢ Organizations that are woman, veteran, and/or minority-led, and organizations with boards that have 1/3-woman, veteran, and/or minority-led membership.

Ineligible Entities:
➢ Organizations that were awarded funds in the previous round of the Delco Strong Nonprofit Fund program.
➢ Organizations not delivering services in Delaware County.
➢ Organizations that did not experience revenue loss due to the coronavirus pandemic and/or organizations with no additional costs associated with the coronavirus pandemic.
➢ Organizations that were not operational as of December 30, 2019.
➢ Government or government-owned or controlled entities.
➢ Churches or religious organizations with respect to their primarily religious activities and/or their activities limit participation to members of the church or religious organization.
➢ For-profit businesses. (See Delaware County:
➢ Private clubs/organizations that limit membership for reasons other than capacity.
➢ Organizations primarily engaged in lobbying or political activities.
➢ Organizations with annual revenue that exceeds $15M.
➢ Organizations NOT compliant with all federal, state, & local laws, including taxation.
➢ Organizations that are not in compliance with current public health guidelines.
➢ Organizations that have not complied with coronavirus pandemic phased reopening restrictions.
➢ Organizations engaged in any activity that is deemed illegal under Federal, state, or local law.

Grant funds cannot be used for the following costs:
➢Payroll expenses/employee pay, including payments to 1099/contract employees.
➢ Payment to the federal, state, and/or local governments.
➢ To finance an organization, project, activity, and/or location located outside of Delaware County.
➢ The repayment of any non-COVID-19 related debts to private creditors or lenders.
➢Any political and/or lobbying activity.
➢Any COVID-19 related expenses already paid for with other relief measures such as state grants or loans, US SBA Paycheck Protection Loans, local or regional grant and/or loan programs.
➢ Any activities not otherwise specified as allowable costs per the grant agreement.

Required for Application:

➢ 1) A full completed copy of the organization’s most recent IRS 990 filing except as provided below. We will accept 2018, 2019, or 2020.
➢ 2) Accountant or internally prepared Audit for the organization’s most recent fiscal year. In addition, if your organization is not headquartered in Delaware County, internally prepared financial statements for the organization’s most recent fiscal year reflecting only operations.

If your organization is not required to file an IRS Form 990 or is included in a group return, please provide:
A) An explanation of the exemption under which a Form 990 is not required (accompanied by other proof of your organization’s 501(c)(3) status) or an identification of the applicable group return (accompanied by a copy of such group return).
B) If your organization had annual contributions of at least $100,000 in its prior fiscal year, a compilation, review, or audit of the required financial statements prepared by an independent CPA.
➢ 3) Financial statements for the quarter of April, May, and June 2020. Will accept financial statements for the period of January – September 2020.
➢ 4) Monthly budget or financial projections for period July 1 – December 30, 2020.
➢ 5) Description of any additional costs incurred or anticipated to be incurred before December 30, 2020, to comply with public health requirements as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, together with appropriate backup materials (invoices, purchase orders, estimates, etc.). This may include expenses related to transitioning to virtual operations.

Any submitted internally prepared financial statements shall have at least the same level of detail for revenues and expenses as provided in a Form 990.