We look forward to awarding numerous foundation grants and scholarships in Delaware County. Below is information about our current grants and scholarships.


The Foundation for Delaware County’s second competitive grantmaking cycle is underway. The Request for Proposals, is available on our website, and includes a description of the foundation’s grantmaking priorities, the types of grants available and instructions for using our application portal.

In 2018, the foundation awarded nearly $1.5 Million in grants to 45 deserving nonprofits addressing critical issues for Delaware County. In the fall, we launched our first competitive grantmaking cycle. It was our honor to award $1,165,000 to 42 nonprofits.

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The foundation currently awards three scholarships in Delaware County. Two are for nursing and one is for radiology technician students.

  • The Eva Miller Nursing Scholarship Fund is named in memory of donor Gerald Miller’s mother. It provides two scholarships each year. The first goes to an RN student at Delaware County Community College who plans to earn a bachelor of nursing degree. The second provides a doctor of nursing student at Widener University with funds to cover his or her dissertation costs. In each case the schools select the students, with approval from the foundation.
  • The Kevin Tighe Memorial Fund is named for a former radiology tech student who died suddenly. Each semester it covers the books and supplies for a radiology tech student in Widener/Crozer’s Allied Health Program. This scholarship receives the generous support of Kevin’s family and the Crozer-Keystone Health System’s radiologists, Southeast Radiology Ltd.

Laura Dzurec, Widener’s nursing dean, explains why supporting nursing doctoral students is so important. Also, find out more about the 2017 and 2018 Eva Miller Nursing Scholars.

Opportunities to support foundation grants and scholarships

You may contribute to these scholarships to ensure their continued funding.

Moreover, you can establish a new scholarship fund at the foundation. For more information, please email our president, Frances Sheehan, or call her at 610-744-1011.