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Why Give To the Foundation for Delaware County?

Building a Permanent Endowment for Delaware County.

We are committed to ensuring a vibrant future for all who call Delaware County their home. This includes 1 in 10 people who live in poverty and 1 in 20 who live in deep poverty. With your support you join us in our efforts to make Delaware County a more equitable place to live, now and forever.

All gifts make a difference, no matter their size. Whether it’s an unrestricted gift, giving directly to one of our many funds, choosing to partner with us by establishing a donor advised fund, or including the foundation in your will, your contribution will help us drive Delaware County forward.

Why Give Through The Foundation for Delaware County?

Choosing to establish a donor advised or other fund at the foundation to manage your personal philanthropy is a smart choice. We offer:

Local Knowledge

We are partners with local leaders and businesses, community groups, nonprofit organizations, financial advisors, and schools. We value these collaborations. Our staff are available to share their knowledge of local community issues with you, answer your questions, and handle the administrative details of your philanthropy.

Personal Service & Lasting Impact

We help you develop a personal giving plan that fulfills your vision to have the greatest possible impact on the communities you love. Funds that you entrust to The Foundation for Delaware County will be used just as you have directed.

Stability & Adaptability

We help build funds that distribute money across local communities over decades, meeting needs as they change over time.

Grantmaking Assistance

With careful research and broad knowledge of community issues, we award grants every year to local organizations and scholarship recipients. You can be hands-on with your gifts or you can trust us to direct your money to the causes you care about.

Creative & Flexible Giving Options

You can choose from a full menu of charitable giving options to accomplish your charitable goals and maximize tax advantages.

Expert Investment Management

We manage your fund, invest it for growth, provide periodic updates to you, and always honor your philanthropic wishes.

We Can Work With You

Whatever your role in our community is, we’re here to make your philanthropy more efficient and rewarding. Contact Ellen Grill, VP for Advancement and Philanthropic Services for any questions about giving to the foundation.