Join us in moving Delaware County forward. The skilled staff in our programs address some of our region’s most pressing problems. Our grants support nonprofits that have a proven impact. And we offer a wealth of donation options. But our ability to create a vibrant future for Delaware County depends on you.
The Foundation for Delaware County, a 501(c)(3) organization, offers a number of donation options. You can:
- Donate via check to The Foundation for Delaware County (indicate on the note section if donation is for a specific fund). Checks can be addressed to The Foundation for Delaware County, 200 East State Street, Suite 304, Media, PA 19063
- Make a gift of appreciated stock. The foundation’s DTC # is 0141. Please contact Kim Grochowski if you intend to make a gift of stock.
- Establish a donor-advised or other fund
- Include the foundation in your estate plans. Contact: Ellen Grill at 610-744-1015.
- Donate via United Way by selecting Donor Option #49443
- Check with your employer for matching gift opportunities
- When you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon donates.
- You can donate online now through one of the options below.
No matter how you choose to give, we are grateful for your generosity.
Your donation to the Delco Forward Fund is an investment in our community, enabling The Foundation for Delaware County to serve as a leader in addressing pressing community issues like improving our county’s emergency food system and launching a public health department, while also supporting our core operating budget, our programs, and our grantmaking.
Delaware County Public Health Fund
The Foundation for Delaware County has established the Delaware County Public Health Fund to support the development of our county’s new Public Health Department. Funds raised will be used to support efforts such as educating the county’s residents about what a public health department means for our community, for pilot programs designed to create the highest quality public health department, and other costs not covered by tax dollars.
The Fund for Food Security
Funds will be used to support the SHARE food program’s launch of a centralized food bank, to strengthen the emergency food response system, and to support our county’s emergency food providers, all in Delaware County.
Circle of Giving 2020
Circle of Giving 2020 was established in March 2020 by local residents, Kelly Yiadom and Aimee Rubin, when it became clear that the COVID-19 pandemic would severely impact local families. Donations to Circle of Giving help to provide groceries, gift cards, meals and school supplies to Delaware County families. As a fiscal sponsor, the foundation provides administrative services, oversight, and financial responsibility for the activities of Circle of Giving.
Circle of Giving 2020: Community of Giving
Your $1,500 donation will provide ten families with a meal from a local restaurant and a $100 Acme gift card. In appreciation of your support, Circle of Giving 2020 will recognize your business on social media and add your logo to their website.
Library Foundation of Delaware County
The mission of the Library Foundation of Delaware County, PA is to secure resources and funding that will enhance basic library services provided by member libraries of the Delaware County Library System. Your generosity provides support for programs and services of the 26 public libraries that serve residents of Delaware County. The Foundation for Delaware County is honored to provide accounting and finance support for the Library Foundation.
The Delco Greater Good Fund
An endowed fund established by the Dumont family for general philanthropic and charitable giving in Delaware County.
The Musical Performance Arts and Education Fund
This fund, created by Alice and Walter Strine, shall provide financial support for community arts programming that engages young people to further their study and practice of musical performing arts.
Girls’ Night Out
Girls’ Night Out raises money to help women with cancer in Delaware County. Every year in October they hold a benefit – the Girls’ Night Out Fashion Show – to raise money for women with cancer. The foundation manages the Women Helping Women with Cancer fund.
Thomas Wolfarth EMS Training Fund
Thomas “Wolfie” Wolfarth was a dedicated paramedic from Havertown, who died in 2009 after a long battle with brain cancer. The Wolfie Fund was established to provide support for training and education of Delaware County’s first responders.
Women and Children’s Emergency Fund
Support for this fund helps program participant’s enrolled in the foundation’s maternal health programs including Healthy Start and Nurse-Family Partnership. Funding can help families with unforeseen emergency needs such as repairing/replacing a broken refrigerator, buying cribs, beds or other essentials, paying for a car seat to transport their child home from the hospital after giving birth, an emergency heating repair or heating oil order, purchasing diapers, baby formula, covering health insurance or prescription copays and much more.
Cribs for Kids
Cribs for Kids provides contactless safe sleep education and a crib for qualified families.
The Foundation for Delaware County was recently recognized for our transparency with a 2020 Platinum Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile.
GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits.
In order to get the 2020 Platinum Seal, the foundation shared important information with the public using our profile on www.guidestar.org. Now, in addition to finding a number of donation options, our community members and potential donors can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Check out The Foundation for Delaware County’s GuideStar Profile.