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

Grants

Learn more about the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund.

View the foundation’s 2021 Impact Grantees here.

In March of 2020, the foundation, in its second major round of grant-making, awarded $1,027,779 in grant awards to 44 area nonprofits. Grants were awarded in the areas of economic stability, health and healthcare, education and neighborhood and the built environment. A full list of grants awarded can be found here.

The Foundation for Delaware County, in partnership with the United Way of Greater Philadelphia, The Philanthropy Network and the Delaware County Complete Count Committee awarded $99,813 in grant awards to 18 nonprofit organizations to ensure a complete and accurate count of the 2020 Census. The census grants can be found here.

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

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Scholarships

The foundation currently manages several scholarship funds and currently awards four scholarships in Delaware County each year.

  • 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 provides funds to purchase 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.
  • The Jenny Ann Parton Scholarship Fund is named in memory of Rick and Carol Parton’s daughter, Jenny. After a tragic accident in which Jenny died at ag 19, Rich and Carol Parton wanted to honor her legacy. Every year, one graduating Garnet Valley senior with learning disabilities is awarded a $2,000 scholarship for each year of college. The student can use those funds to pay for tuition, to purchase textbooks and more.

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 Ellen Grill, VP for Advancement and Philanthropic Services or call her at 610-744-1015.